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  • U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

    U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges
    President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that...
  • Eric Holder's lucky he didn't go to jail [Letter]

    Eric Holder's lucky he didn't go to jail [Letter]
    Finally! With Eric Holder's resignation, thus ends the embarrassing reign of the nation's top attorney ("The Holder legacy," Sept. 28). Charged with upholding the properly enacted laws of Congress (which express the will of the American people), Mr....
  • Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial

    Wield EITC to help close growing rich-poor gap: Editorial
    Conservatives and progressives don't agree on much these days, but concern about the growing gap between the rich and the poor spans the political spectrum. "Too many Americans believe the American dream is slipping away … They see an economy...
  • U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

    U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit
    KABUL (Reuters) - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Subtly, O'Malley draws distinctions with Clinton

    Subtly, O'Malley draws distinctions with Clinton
    In the rare moments when he speaks candidly about running for president, Gov. Martin O'Malley uses phrases such as "fundamentally newer" and "new way of leadership" to describe his approach — language intended to highlight the data-driven management...
  • What war on women? [Commentary]

    What war on women? [Commentary]
    Last Friday, the White House announced an "It's On Us" initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I'm all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That's not the ...
  • Democratic candidates working hard to get women to the polls

    Democratic candidates working hard to get women to the polls
    When Rep. Julia Brownley aired the first television ad of her fall reelection campaign, she aimed the 30-second spot directly at women. "I believe we are strongest when women are in charge of their own decisions," the Westlake Village Democrat says in...
  • Practice of beheading not limited to Islamic State

    In 1623, just two years after Native Americans and Pilgrims dined together at the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrim commander Myles Standish decapitated an enemy Indian chieftain and impaled his head on a pike outside of the Plymouth fort. That's the part...
  • Obama voices confidence Democrats can keep control of U.S. Senate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, citing an economic rebound, said in a CBS interview he feels Democrats can keep control of the U.S. Senate in November elections, although he acknowledged many Americans did not feel the economy was...
  • Durbin: No U.S. ground forces against Islamic State while Obama is president

    Durbin: No U.S. ground forces against Islamic State while Obama is president
    Regardless of what top U.S. military officials might advise, Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he does not expect any American troops to conduct ground combat to take on the Islamic State as long as Barack Obama is president. Durbin, speaking on WGN (AM-720)...