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  • Marine general chosen as Joint Chiefs chairman

    Marine general chosen as Joint Chiefs chairman
    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during...
  • Obama library: A once-in-a-lifetime exception

    Obama library: A once-in-a-lifetime exception
    The people who are not authorized to speak have spoken: Barack Obama's presidential library and museum will be built on Chicago's South Side. Multiple anonymous sources told multiple news outlets last week that the University of Chicago had won the...
  • Pentagon: Texas has nothing to fear from upcoming military exercise

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill. Defense officials Monday dismissed as "wild speculation" an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos is a covert operation by...
  • Obama thanks Letterman: 'You've given us a great gift'

    President Barack Obama gives the nation's thanks to David Letterman for a long run in late night.  In a show that airs at 11:35 tonight on WKMG-Channel 6, the president speaks for himself and wife Michelle. "We've grown up with you," Obama tells...
  • Mailbag: It's time for police to wear video cameras

    Police officers have been under much public scrutiny after several deadly confrontations in communities around the country. One way to better monitor the behavior of officers is to have them wear body cameras. California Senate Bill 877 would...
  • After Texas shooting: If free speech is provocative, should there be limits?

    WASHINGTON Organizers of the Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas, knew violence was a possibility. They shelled out $10,000 for extra security to patrol the controversial event, which featured a speech by a Dutch politician who is on al-Qaida's "hit...
  • Democratic presidential prospect offers Republican-sounding pitch in West Palm

    Democratic presidential prospect offers Republican-sounding pitch in West Palm
    WEST PALM BEACH — If Jim Webb runs for president, don't expect a warm and cuddly candidate. Don't expect easy-to-digest sound bites. And don't expect typical Democratic talking points. Instead, Democratic primary voters will get a candidate who...
  • Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver the goods

    Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver the goods
    Those who argue for increasing taxes on the rich to support the middle class miss the larger point: Redistributive taxation is not only insufficient to ensure that our country's wealth is equitably shared; it is also ineffective. Humans don't like to be...
  • Tax hed here

    Tax hed here
    President Obama's proposed budget put forward a number of changes to individual tax rates, largely focused on raising taxes on the wealthy and lowering taxes on everyone else. But if the Republican agenda of supply side economics-based tax cuts for the...
  • Obama announces effort targeted at young men

    Obama announces effort targeted at young men
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday discussed the economic underpinnings of racial tension in places like Baltimore as he announced the creation of a nonprofit organization intended to provide opportunities for young men of color. "Some...
  • GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch bids for 2016 nomination

    GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch bids for 2016 nomination
    Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the potential to attract a more diverse group of supporters to the...