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  • Obama to address NAACP convention in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA President Barack Obama will visit Philadelphia to deliver the keynote address July 14 at the 106th NAACP Annual Convention, the organization announced Wednesday. The conference, called "Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice," will come...
  • Time to embrace historic change in Cuba relations

    Time to embrace historic change in Cuba relations
    Add one more to the list of seismic cultural, social and political events we've witnessed in recent days. When President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would soon be reopening their embassies in Havana and Washington, the move...
  • Jeb Bush below average in giving to charities

    WASHINGTON Jeb Bush says he's proud of what he and his wife, Columba, have contributed to charity. But his tax records show they've given less than the national average and less than others with similar wealth. The former Florida governor's boast that he...
  • School choices serve all our children

    In a stirring eulogy last week in Charleston, S.C., President Obama reminded us of the historical significance of black churches and why to this day they also represent "places where children are loved and fed and kept out of harm's way, and told that...
  • Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem'

    Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem'
    When Donald Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners during his presidential announcement, the slurs were initially dismissed as just another outrageous pronouncement from the blustery billionaire. But as Latinos...
  • President Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

    President Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties
    After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes. For...
  • With embassies to reopen, Obama urges Congress to 'move forward' on Cuba

    With embassies to reopen, Obama urges Congress to 'move forward' on Cuba
    In a milestone accord, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Wednesday to swiftly reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, finally ending the half-century diplomatic freeze between the two Cold...
  • Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama

    Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe triggered intense discussion...
  • Obama: 'Feeling pretty good' about health care

    Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better. Obama said he wants to refocus the...
  • U.S. spends but makes little headway on renewable energy

    A group of British scientists and economists recently launched a drive for a $150 billion Global Apollo Programme (their spelling) for renewable energy. How novel. Why no one has called for an Apollo-type energy program except for … well, except...
  • Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign said Wednesday it has raised $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of its donors having given less than $100. But while Clinton's aides touted their success with such small-dollar...