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  • Why `compassionate conservatism' is still dead

    Compassionate conservatism is back. That's how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republican politics, the most recent being Representative Paul Ryan's announcement of new anti-poverty proposals....
  • Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees

    Slower U.S. healthcare cost rise extending life of Medicare fund: trustees
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tamer spending at U.S. hospitals and expected savings from President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul are shoring up the funding outlook for the Medicare program for the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday. Medicare's...
  • Challenger pushes liberal causes in Democratic primary

    Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win. The Democrat-dominated district —...
  • Fred Hiatt: Obama's foreign policy reveals the effects of disengagement

    A stunning unfolding of international crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, has prompted some less-than-edifying Washington debate: It's all President Obama's fault. No, it's not his fault at all. It would be a pity if partisan fervor kept us...
  • Accusations against Israel are latest disservice to coiner of the word 'genocide'

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying out "systematic genocide" in Gaza. South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), asserts that Israel's actions in Gaza "remind [us] of the atrocities of Nazi...
  • Guns are not the problem

    I find myself increasingly annoyed about many so-called "common sense" measures to reduce gun violence. The latest mention, in Saturday’s Tribune in a story by political reporter Rick Pearson, notes how Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and others are...
  • Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's...
  • Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official

    Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official
    President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday. By...
  • US sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed

    WASHINGTON In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putin's, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen. U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade data show that...
  • U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The...
  • U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on...