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  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

    President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.
  • Jim Webb announces presidential campaign

    WASHINGTON Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and former Democratic U.S. senator from Virginia, said Thursday he is running for president, joining the ranks of long- shot challengers to front-runner Hillary Clinton. "After many months of thought,...

    Don't take your freedoms for granted

    Don't take your freedoms for granted
    The Fourth of July gives every American an unparalleled opportunity and reason to rejoice and celebrate. Especially with the myriad challenges our beleaguered nation faces, we have to understand, insist upon and resolve to protect our freedoms. Our...

    Jindal's bid for White House begins with many doubters

    WASHINGTON Meet Bobby Jindal, self-styled hero of the Christian right. The Louisiana governor was once seen as a rising national star with deep, nuanced thoughts about health care, education and budget issues, who in 2009 gave the party's nationally...

    At home and abroad, worries mount over Obama's trade pact

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama faces some tough sledding with his lofty hopes on trade. His long struggle to get Congress to give him trade promotion authority portends a much larger fight over his plan to deliver a Pacific Rim trade pact that would...