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  • With Iran deadline looming, progress difficult to assess in years of nuclear talks

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland One day before the latest in a long line of deadlines in the negotiations over an Iranian nuclear deal, what passed for positive news was that while one of the primary negotiators announced he was leaving, he also said he was willing...
  • Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives

    Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives
    I was shocked when I heard that 47 Republican senators, including our own Sen. Pat Toomey, had signed an open letter to Iranian leaders. This attempt to sabotage American foreign policy threatens to derail any diplomatic deal negotiated by the United...
  • Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans

    Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans
    A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, would let those with student loan debt do something they can't do now: refinance their student loans. It's a much-needed measure that, in the long run, would help both...
  • Christie backs proposed stricter abortion regulations

    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing federal legislation that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. The potential presidential candidate endorsed the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" in a statement to the anti-abortion...
  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Youngstown) Vindicator, March 28 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been around Washington politics long enough to know that Republicans on Capitol...
  • Commentary: Battling climate change begins at home

    When it comes to climate change, most of us look at gridlocked Washington, or read about the science wars, and think, what can one individual do? The answer, increasingly and surprisingly, is that individuals are already making a difference — in...
  • Buhari leads in Nigeria presidential vote as protests persist

    ABUJA, Nigeria Former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari took a wide lead in the presidential race with almost half of the 36 states reporting results from the March 28-29 general elections. Buhari led with 61.5 percent of the vote to 34.4...
  • How to prevent another anti-gay 'religious freedom' law

     How to prevent another anti-gay 'religious freedom' law
    To the editor: The passage of bills in Indiana, Mississippi and Arkansas that sanction discrimination based on religious freedom demonstrate the dearth of federal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals. ("In...
  • Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

    Members of Congress consoled whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a medical center in Tomah that has come under fire for poor care, and they criticized government officials who tried to defend previous investigations of the facility....
  • Lawyers: With combat over in Afghanistan, Guantanamo detainees should be released

    MIAMI With U.S. combat operations officially ended in Afghanistan, some U.S. lawyers for five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo wrote the Obama administration Monday asking that the men be let men go. The lawyers invoked President Barack Obama's Jan. 20...
  • Supreme Court remands in 3rd District gerrymander case

    Supreme Court remands in 3<sup>r</sup><sup>d</sup> District gerrymander case
    The U.S. Supreme Court sent Virginia's 3rd District gerrymander case back down the pipe on Monday, a move that brings Virginia another step closer to a redraw of its congressional map. The nation's highest court vacated and remanded a three-judge panel'...