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  • Obama: Trade politics difficult, but opposition helps China

    Conceding that trade is a difficult topic for his Democratic Party, President Barack Obama on Friday defended his efforts to broaden commerce with Asia and Europe and warned critics that opposition would give China a leg up in setting the rules for...
  • Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

    Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. Economy minister Akira Amari announced plans for the talks with U.S....
  • Give Obama 'fast track' authority

    It's an Economics 101 lesson that bears repeating: Trade is good. The United States is the world's largest trading nation, supporting more than 11 million jobs. In Baltimore, we understand this as well as anyone — our port provides tangible proof....
  • Reader shocked by shooting in South Carolina

    Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at 312-222-2460. Shocked by shootings: I recently read in Speak Out that a person was disgusted with how a black...
  • Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

    President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed...
  • Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites

    Feds eye CPS records on education group backed by state's, city's elites
    Federal corruption investigators looking into a $20.5 million no-bid contract at Chicago Public Schools also have asked for any records related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts —...
  • Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

    Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated National Poetry Month at the White House by inviting student poets...
  • Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese

    Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese
    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78. George, who retired as...
  • Developer jailed for kickbacks among Menendez contributors

    Sen. Bob Menendez's legal defense fund raised nearly $1.3 million up until the day before he was indicted on bribery and corruption charges, including $10,000 from a retired New Jersey developer who served two years in prison for making illegal kickbacks....
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions

    Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions
    A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama's executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. The judges — two appointed...