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  • Valerie Jarrett's appearance on 'Good Wife' in works more than a year

    The Sunday night turn of President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on the CBS hit series "The Good Wife" was more than a year in the making and required a major rewrite to the script before she decided to do it. When producers first invited her...
  • Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers'...
  • U.N. speech may indicate a tougher Obama [Commentary]

    U.N. speech may indicate a tougher Obama [Commentary]
    The President Obama many fellow Democrats have been looking for ever since his 2008 election may have shown up last week at the United Nations. His tough and direct call on the rest of the international community to step up to the challenge of global...
  • What war on women? [Commentary]

    What war on women? [Commentary]
    Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the ...
  • White House defends Secret Service after report on 2011 shooting

    The White House defended the Secret Service on Sunday in the wake of a newspaper investigation that details how the agency fumbled its response to a gunman firing upon the White House in 2011, while President Obama's younger daughter and his mother-in-law...
  • U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

    U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges
    President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that...
  • Illegal-immigration fears energize Republican voter base

    URBANDALE, Iowa To Vinita Smith, the most important issue in this year's congressional elections is simple: The government needs to protect Americans. Securing the nation's borders is crucial to that mission, said the retiree from Panora, Iowa, and so...
  • Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial

    Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial
    Conservatives and progressives don't agree on much these days, but concern about the growing gap between the rich and the poor spans the political spectrum. "Too many Americans believe the American dream is slipping away … They see an economy...
  • Russian suspicions of U.S. motives in Syria make cooperation unlikely

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely,...
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • India arrests 140 for religious clashes as Modi tours U.S.

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Police in western India have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials said on Monday....