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  • GOP lawmakers oppose Obama proposal to boost education tax credit, cut college savings plans

    President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's...
  • Ben Carson: 'A lot of doors opening' to White House bid

    WASHINGTON As Ben Carson weighs a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his political calculus is not the stuff of polls or advice from high-powered politicians. His motivation comes from the gut and from above. "I pray every day for...
  • Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland

    Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland
    There was what President Obama said Thursday, and there was where he said it. Eager to highlight the differences between his new "middle-class economics" initiative and the trickle-down approach Democrats accuse their rivals of embracing, the...
  • Pro-Clinton group plans to raise money in downtown L.A.

    As Hillary Rodham Clinton edges closer to announcing whether she will seek the White House next year, a group urging the former secretary of State to run is planning a Latino-themed fundraiser next month in downtown Los Angeles. The Super PAC “...
  • Yemen, a U.S. partner against terrorism, on the brink of collapse

    Yemen, a U.S. partner against terrorism, on the brink of collapse
    Yemen is home to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a group that last week claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The United States military and CIA work closely with Yemen's government in the fight against terrorism. Twice last...
  • Poke in the eye? Boehner rebuffs Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Israeli leader to Congress

    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Obama speech, fireworks and service dogs: Letters

    Obama speech, fireworks and service dogs: Letters
    State of the Union As I listened to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, it reminded me of when I first heard Barack Obama speak in person in Manchester, N.H., the Sunday before his first presidential primary in January 2008. That speech, like the...
  • A brighter future

    To hear President Barack Obama tell the story, as he did in Tuesday's State of the Union, his administration has America on the path to energy independence. "We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet," he said,...
  • Obama library in a park makes sense

    Given the historic nature of Barack Obama’s presidency, using a public park to house his presidential library makes sense. The reflexive opposition by Friends of the Parks and the Tribune Editorial Board (Jan. 11) ignores how parks are used in...
  • Israeli premier accepts Boehner invitation to speak to Congress in March

    Israel's prime minister says he has accepted House of Representatives leader John Boehner's invitation to address the U.S. Congress. Boehner invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress in February and push for new...
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...