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  • With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight

    With Schumer endorsement, Democrats hope to avoid leadership fight
    Retiring Sen. Harry Reid’s quick endorsement of New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer as the next Democratic leader in the chamber could be an early signal he hopes to avoid what could be a contentious battle for a rare opening in party leadership....
  • Iran says nuke talks focused despite Yemen crisis

    Iran's foreign minister sought Friday to dismiss concerns that his country's preoccupation with the crisis in Yemen could serve as a distraction at nuclear talks with six world powers, saying the negotiations remained focused on sealing a deal. Yemen...
  • Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate

    Harry Reid to retire; Durbin backs Schumer to lead Democrats in Senate
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Three-term New York Sen. Chuck Schumer faces a relatively...
  • Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials

    Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials
    The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore....
  • Top diplomat says Iran deal possible by Sunday

    Envoys from the six global powers that have spent 18 months trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran hope to complete an outline as early as Sunday, two days before the March 31 deadline, according to a top  diplomat. British Foreign Secretary...
  • Netanyahu's comments don't reflect Israel's treatment of Arabs

    To the editor: Your editorial presents a one-dimensional view of the realities of life for Israeli Arab citizens and falsely suggests a potential incompatibility between the Jewish and democratic character of Israel. ("Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's Arab...
  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so...
  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn...
  • Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid...
  • Talk of the County: Lake County Forest Preserve Board is spending wildly

    Talk of the County: Lake County Forest Preserve Board is spending wildly
    Running wild I see the Lake County Forest Preserves is at it again, throwing money around. They spent $7.47 million for 5,000 to 7,000 oak trees. Wow they're running wild. Whether it's a grant or the county's money, it's still coming from taxpayers....
  • When on one says 'Stop," racism and bigotry thrive

    What's changed in the 50 years between Bloody Sunday in Selma and the unfolding stories of racial harassment and police misconduct in Ferguson, San Francisco, New York and, last week, Fort Lauderdale? Some say, "Nothing." I say, "Quite a lot." As a...