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  • House OKs GOP measure blocking local DC abortion rights law

    Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights....
  • Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin

    Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin
    Toward the end of a recent moderated discussion of his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," Northwestern University journalism professor Peter Slevin was asked whether the biography would have been different if he were a black man. "It certainly would have...
  • Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not

    Debating drone strikes is justified — avoiding realities of war is not
    Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed. On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Return of the 'vast right-wing conspiracy'

    Hillary Clinton was right back in 1998 when she said there was "a vast right-wing conspiracy" dedicated to attacking her husband. It's alive, well and directed now at her. However, her critics are also right when they say both Bill and Hillary Clinton...
  • No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose...
  • Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

    A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in...
  • Iran bill supporters seek to avoid contentious amendments

    WASHINGTON Supporters of the Senate's Iran legislation know they have to do a delicate dance on the floor. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promising an open-amendment process for the bill negotiated by Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker,...
  • GOP unveils budget plans in face of Obama opposition

    Republicans controlling Congress Wednesday unveiled a budget plan for the upcoming year and beyond, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama over his signature health care law and his vow to boost spending on domestic programs like...
  • Obama calls on police to build trust with black communities

    Police departments have a lot of work to do to build trust with the African American communities they serve, President Obama said in an interview that aired Wednesday, but remarked that officers in Baltimore showed appropriate restraint in recent days....
  • When US strikes go wrong, not all civilian lives are equal

    WASHINGTON The unusual announcement by President Barack Obama last week that a U.S. strike on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan inadvertently had killed two hostages one a U.S. citizen, the other Italian came with an apology and the speedy pledge of...
  • The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner

    10:40 p.m. (EDT) Dinner's over, and the "Jersey Boys" are serenading guests at Tuesday's state dinner for Japan's prime minister at the White House. The cast of the film adaptation of the jukebox musical — a big hit in Japan — is...