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  • U.S. must explain necessity of drone strikes

    U.S. must explain necessity of drone strikes
    The revelation that two Western hostages died in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in Pakistan early this year is shocking. It will, and should, revive the largely dormant debate about the drone attacks on Al Qaeda figures and other militants. In the...
  • Trudeau borrows Obama playbook for Canada election run at Harper

    OTTAWA The chain-link fence running more than a mile along Montreal's L'Acadie Boulevard marks one of the starkest examples of urban segregation in Canada. On the west side of the fence is the leafy suburban Town of Mount-Royal and its million-dollar...
  • S.E. Cupp: Should the presidency hang on a hypothetical gay wedding invitation?

    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting...
  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans...
  • Count on GOP candidates to gang up on Hillary

    Count on GOP candidates to gang up on Hillary
    For one reason or another, some Democratic friends and foes alike of Hillary Clinton contend that she needs a serious challenger for their party's 2016 presidential nomination. She will benefit, they say, from having a punching bag who can clarify her...
  • Mistaken killings by US drone show limits of spycraft

    The accidental killing of al-Qaida hostages in Pakistan by a U.S. drone, which President Barack Obama called a regrettable mistake, illustrates the limitations of U.S. intelligence even in a region that has been closely watched for more than a decade....
  • US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

    Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and they don't require congressional approval....
  • Democrats in 2016: Why not Joe?

    Admittedly, it's early. But it's still amusing to see the difference between how Republicans and Democrats are lining up for 2016. No fewer than 19 -- count 'em: 19! -- Republican self-declared candidates showed up in New Hampshire last week to strut...
  • Pentagon can't account for $1.3 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

    WASHINGTON The Defense Department can't account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report...
  • Obama avoids describing Armenian massacre as 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama is pledging solidarity with Armenians but isn't calling what happened to them 100 years ago "genocide." Obama says the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks is a solemn moment that calls for reflection on the importance of...
  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while also paving the way for Star Wars creator George...