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  • Change of tone for Republicans: 'Candy and nuts' and negotiations

    Change of tone for Republicans: 'Candy and nuts' and negotiations
    On a day that brought the first glimmers of a thaw in the 10-day government shutdown, Republican leaders in Washington came out Thursday to talk about their plan to offer President Obama a temporary hike in the debt ceiling in exchange for budget...
  • Obama Will Be Forced To Capitulate In Debt Ceiling Fight

    For all the hyped indignation over GOP "anarchism," there has been remarkable media reticence about the president's intransigence. He has refused to negotiate anything unless the Republicans fully fund the government and raise the debt ceiling —...
  • Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown

    Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown
    There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red. Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category. It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama...
  • At border, Israelis watch Syria's civil war through a fortified fence

    SYRIAN BORDER, Golan Heights — From the bunkers and watchtowers along this tense, fortified frontier, Israelis say they can do little more than view from afar the civil warfare raging across the border in Syria. And in a reminder of the...
  • PASSINGS: Wilfried Martens

    Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders. A family statement confirming his death did not...
  • Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find

    Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find
    Think the federal shutdown doesn’t concern you? Just try looking for some basic data. Data.gov is down, as are websites that distribute data for the Census, FBI, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Bureau of Labor...
  • Toyota voluntarily recalling 10,000 cars for faulty wiper switch

    Toyota voluntarily recalling 10,000 cars for faulty wiper switch
    Toyota announced Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling about 10,000 new cars to fix a faulty windshield wiper switch. The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid, the 2013 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid, and the 2014 Corolla. Due to a...
  • California says 'no' to reopening national parks on state's dime

    California says 'no' to reopening national parks on state's dime
    California officials aren't biting when it comes to an offer by the Obama administration to use state money to reopen national parks closed by the federal government shutdown. The Interior Department announced Thursday that it would consider reopening...
  • Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County

    Howard Finkelstein, chief public defender, Broward County
    Last week: This week the Palm Beach State Attorney's office joined prosecutors from big cities around the state in creating a DUI diversion program for first time offenders. The participants are punished almost the same as if they received a DUI...
  • Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress

    Lois Frankel, representative, U.S. Congress
    Last week: A vote in Congress on military intervention in Syria got delayed because of a possible diplomatic resolution proposed by Russia. I have spent much of the week focused on the crisis in Syria. I had nearly 7,500 constituents on a listening...
  • Steven Geller, former senator, Florida

    Steven Geller, former senator, Florida
    Last week: I see the big story for last week and the future as the same story… the 50th Anniversary of the MLK “I Have a Dream” speech. The anniversary reminds us of how far we’ve come as a country. Major advancements in...