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  • Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress

    Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next...
  • Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others

    Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others
    President Obama recognized 18 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, including Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Meryl Streep, in a warm and at times lighthearted ceremony Monday. “Once a year, we...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

    Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first...
  • Reaping benefits of clean power will require sacrifice

    Reaping benefits of clean power will require sacrifice
    Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an "historic" agreement last week to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. According to the deal, the U.S. will cut carbon production by more than a quarter by 2025 and the Chinese vow to peak emissions and...
  • Jules Witcover: Obama's immigration gamble a bid to salvage legacy

    — Barack Obama's decision to follow through on his plan to reform immigration policy through an executive action is an uncharacteristically bold gamble, made in the hope of salvaging the final two years of his presidency and his own political...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why stupid voters will never get their way

    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy — Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander — but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was...
  • Obama urges peaceful protest in Ferguson after grand jury decision: White House

    The White House said on Monday President Barack Obama urged any protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to be peaceful after a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The grand jury in...
  • The Sun's editorials are slanted

    The Sun's editorials are slanted
    The Sun editorialized in favor of President Barack Obama's historic agreement with China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 ("Climate breakthrough," Nov. 12). Do you realize this means that China has no obligation to do anything for 16 years while...
  • First African-American to play professional golf, others honored with Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON Charles Sifford withstood a torrent of racial slurs and death threats more than five decades ago to break the color barrier in professional golf, becoming the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card. On Monday, a beaming Sifford sat...
  • Hagel was meant to cut military; Islamic State's rise changed that

    WASHINGTON As the Pentagon absorbed the shock of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's unexpected resignation Monday, another realization set in: Neither Hagel's departure, just like those of his two predecessors, nor the arrival of his successor promises major...
  • Behind Hagel's ouster, tensions over Syria and Obama's team

    From the moment he was appointed last year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had a troubled relationship with President Barack Obama's tight-knit White House national security team. As the bombing intensified in Iraq and Syria, so did his problems. U.S....