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  • A grandmother for president [Commentary]

    A grandmother for president [Commentary]
    Now there are two. Two smart, tough and articulate women who could be president. Thirty years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on the presidential ticket of a major party, we have two women who could easily lead that ticket in 2016....
  • Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame

    ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While...
  • Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems

    Plan For Presidential Helicopters Hopes To Escape Past Procurement Problems
    WASHINGTON — The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president's coolest ride — the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House — it didn't go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked...
  • Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

    Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind
    TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan’s relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington’s new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy. But as the 90-year-old veteran of World War II arrived Wednesday...
  • U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders

    U.S. Justice Department announces clemency review of drug offenders
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department laid out new clemency guidelines on Wednesday that are expected to make thousands of drug offenders eligible for a reduction in the sentences they are currently serving. Under the new guidelines, inmates...
  • Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue

    Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign...
  • Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders

    Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama’s waning years in...
  • UC OKs paying surgeon $10 million in whistleblower-retaliation case

    UC OKs paying surgeon $10 million in whistleblower-retaliation case
    University of California regents agreed to pay $10 million to the former chairman of UCLA's orthopedic surgery department, who had alleged that the well-known medical school allowed doctors to take industry payments that may have compromised patient care....
  • Iran asks U.N. to act on U.S. ban on new ambassador

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran asked the United Nations on Tuesday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. envoy, while Washington stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to...
  • Obama again puts politics ahead of Keystone XL approval

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, April 22: That metallic sound you hear is President Barack Obama again kicking the politically tough decision on the Keystone XL pipeline down the road. This is embarrassing....
  • Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region. Obama went directly to his task after landing in Tokyo,...