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  • Sen. Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State

    Sen. Rand Paul calls for declaration of war against Islamic State
    Senator Rand Paul, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2016, is calling for a formal declaration of war against Islamic State militants who control parts of Iraq and Syria, the New York Times reported Monday. In an interview Saturday, Paul...
  • Democracy and Obama's immigration policy

    Democracy and Obama's immigration policy
    One of the complaints about President Barack Obama's directive on unauthorized immigrants is that it is a repudiation of democracy. "It is at odds with—it defies—the meaning and message of the last election, and therefore is destructive to the...
  • It's time to kill the lame duck session

    It's time to kill the lame duck session
    The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone...
  • Obama announces Hagel's resignation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accepted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation on Monday, saying Hagel had approached him last month to say it was time for him to leave. At a White House event in the State Dining Room, Obama and...
  • White House says Hagel's resignation decision made together with Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "arrived together" at the decision for Hagel to resign, but said Hagel had a "pretty strong track record" during his tenure at the Pentagon. "The...
  • Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

    Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations. They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry and...
  • Paul Greenberg: Real hope and change

    Barack Obama is back -- the one who electrified and united a nation a decade ago when he delivered the keynote address at a national convention. Remember? There was a time when he was still a young, idealistic senator, not a failing and flailing president...
  • Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide

    Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide
    As President Obama looks to take legacy-defining actions while facing a hostile Congress, one of his more challenging decisions involves what goes into the fuel tanks of America’s cars. For months, the administration has dismayed innovators and...
  • GOP should act like grown-ups

    GOP should act like grown-ups
    I consider myself a Republican and voted mostly for Republicans. However, regarding the immigration and Obamacare issues, I have to say the Republicans have taken the bait and are showing themselves to be stupid. If not stupid, you could say they just...
  • A permanent resolution

    A permanent resolution
    Whatever one thinks of President Barack Obama's action on immigration last week, it is no substitute for the type of comprehensive reform legislation that will settle the issue. The courts will be asked to consider the president's decision. They will...
  • Obama confronts need for broader U.S. military role in Afghanistan

    President Obama's decision to authorize a wider U.S. military role in Afghanistan next year was a pragmatic one, a recognition that as much as he would like it to be so, the fighting in Afghanistan is not over. The administration quietly approved...