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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Obama seeks conservative court's relief on immigration plan halt

    HOUSTON President Barack Obama's efforts to let almost 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. may languish as his second term winds down unless he can win over one of the nation's most conservative appeals courts. Two of the three appellate...
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Lawmakers have insisted on having a say on what could be a historic accord that...
  • White House names deputy social secretary to top job

    A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House social secretary. Deesha Dyer, a Philadelphia native, will oversee planning for everything from the annual Easter Egg Roll attended by...
  • Mark Davis: Dems, GOP on divergent paths to the White House

    The Republican and Democratic paths to the 2016 presidential showdown could not be more different from the vantage point of a year and a half out. Hillary Clinton's entrance paints a narrative of near-inevitability, suppressing the prospects for a wide...
  • Frida Ghitis: Lots of questions, issues about deal with Iran

    Can we try look at the deal with Iran objectively, without allowing, for example, views about President Barack Obama or Benjamin Netanyahu to sway our judgment? The matter is too important to let politics interfere. Does the preliminary agreement...
  • The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise

    The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise
    What's gotten into this Congress? Fresh off of bipartisan deals on two excruciatingly tough political issues -- funding the Department of Homeland Security despite Republicans' fierce opposition to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and...
  • Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic

    Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic
    History may ultimately view it as an incremental step in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the Obama administration's decision this week to drop the island nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism...
  • Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

    Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow...