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  • Chicago native is Obama's pick to lead NSA

    When Mike Rogers was a senior at New Trier High School in Winnetka, he didn't have the grades to get into his top choice, the U.S. Naval Academy. He instead attended Auburn University, where he had to drop a calculus course to avoid failing, he once said....
  • 10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout

    WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
  • President Obama calls Iran deal "a first step"; Republicans critical

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama hailed the deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program as “a first step" that "achieves a great deal" in the effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Months of diplomacy have "opened up a new path toward a...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear limits

    Iran agrees to nuclear limits
    GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate. After four days of talks that...
  • U.S. promises caution as Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

    U.S. promises caution as Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva
    GENEVA — International negotiations aimed at limiting Iran's disputed nuclear program resumed Wednesday, with U.S. officials insisting they would take the time necessary to reach the best possible preliminary deal despite mounting pressure for a...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • The GOP vs. gay rights

    In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
  • LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote

    LGBT discrimination bill moves forward in Senate on key vote
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would ban hiring and employment discrimination against LGBT individuals, will proceed in the Senate after 61 senators voted for a cloture motion that will lead to a final vote on the bill. Maryland...
  • Letters: Give peace, and Iran, a chance

    Re "The answer on Iran? Yes.," Opinion, Nov. 6 Doyle McManus is right that we should be willing to take "yes" for an answer when it comes to negotiating with Iran. Members of Congress such as Sens. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J....
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...