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  • Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor

    Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor
    President Obama, who hopes to boost the fortunes of Democratic gubernatorial candidates in some states he carried in 2012, traveled to Maine on Thursday for Mike Michaud, who is in a close three-way race. The visit came at what could be a turning...
  • Rainbow revolution: US welcoming gay marriage, changing politics

    WASHINGTON It would have been unimaginable even a couple of years ago. The most powerful Republican in Washington flew to San Diego this month to help raise money for an openly gay candidate for the House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner,...
  • Races to watch: Three congressional showdowns

    — When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend. Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
  • Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

    A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably...
  • Midterm elections' impact on U.S. energy, environment agenda

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 2014 U.S. mid-term elections could shake up Congress in the midst of two major transformations in energy and environmental policy. A boom in the production of shale oil and gas has turned the United States into an energy...
  • Advocates worry Obama may scale back or delay immigration action

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigration activists close to the White House worry that President Barack Obama could delay or scale back executive actions on immigration that he has promised to take before the year ends. Advocates have pressed the Obama...
  • Democracy's most cherished act

    Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable -- "mock" -- grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season...
  • Our make-it-up world

    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those...
  • Repeating our Middle East mistakes

    Repeating our Middle East mistakes
    President Barack Obama's latest foray into the Middle East is unfortunately reactive and uninformed and shows how very little he seems to take into account our bloody history in the region. It's as if the past quarter century never happened. Where...
  • US troops are unrivaled in carrying out humanitarian missions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was right to dispatch U.S. military units to help combat an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But he did it for the wrong reasons. Obama called it a "national security" mission a clear misuse of the term. Americans should...
  • Steady in Brazil: Voters re-elect a president who has made progress

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, Oct. 29: Brazil, the world's fifth-largest country by area and population, completed the second round of its presidential election Sunday, approving incumbent Dilma...