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  • What will climate change cost? Let's be honest about our ignorance.

    Because President Obama’s plan for fighting climate change — a moderate one, by the way — will involve some hits to the fossil fuel industry, conservatives and climate skeptics have jumped all over it, saying that it will destroy the...
  • Kass: Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first

    Kass: Obama, Emanuel need to put Chicago's kids first
    On the Chicago block where that 3-year-old boy was shot in the stomach, a victim of the city's murderous gang wars, there was a woman watering her flowers. "Please don't put my name," she said, her thumb directing the spray. "Don't put my name." Her...
  • Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes

    Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes
      1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber glove dipped into a "bacterial broth" (yum!), and a sterilized second glove, a biochemist and a doctoral candidate at Aberystwyth University, Wales, shook hands, high-...
  • Boost the economy. Create jobs. Fix the tax code.

    Boost the economy. Create jobs. Fix the tax code.
    In coming weeks, Walgreen Co. is expected to decide whether it will proceed with the purchase of a big European drugstore chain. That deal would enable Walgreen to relocate from north suburban Deerfield to Europe, where it would pay a lower tax rate....
  • Arlington Heights teen bets it all, loses on 'Jeopardy!'

    Arlington Heights teen bets it all, loses on 'Jeopardy!'
    An Arlington Heights 17-year-old went all in on "Teen Jeopardy" and lost on the final question, though most of her episode was interrupted by the president Tuesday. "How many people can say that? Of course, national security takes precedence," said...
  • Table for five: Obama gets barbecue with Kansas City penpals

    KANSAS CITY Mo (Reuters) - Valerie McCaw, a single mom who owns a small engineering firm and has a son in college, emailed President Barack Obama last week "in the middle of the night," describing how she works seven days a week and still struggles to pay...
  • Obama gets a taste of KC barbecue alongside some fellow citizens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur...
  • If Hillary doesn't run, why not Joe?

    WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...
  • Democrats' impeachment fixation

    "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And, "Today: the White House...
  • U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    U.S. expands economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 2:50 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a statement about the situation in Ukraine in an appearance at the White House on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. (1850 GMT). The United States is expected to issue new economic sanctions against Russia...