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  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says

    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the...
  • Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: report

    President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S....
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don Josť Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
  • Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election....
  • NFL domestic violence debacle threatens growing female fandom

    NFL domestic violence debacle threatens growing female fandom
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's fumbling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case threatens to send women, an increasingly influential group of the National Football League's fan base, scrambling to hit the off button on their remote controls, sports business...
  • First ladies' key role in presidential libraries

    In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
  • A 'fact-checking' website doubles down on its Social Security errors

    It's natural for a self-described "fact-checker" to circle the wagons when his fact-checking is called into question. So the defensive reaction of Dana Tims, the author of a "fact-check" about Social Security that we questioned earlier this week, is...
  • Plan to divide California into six states fails to qualify for ballot

    A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states failed to collect enough signatures to put it on the November 2016 ballot, state officials said on Friday, as the group behind the plan criticized the rejection. The Six Californias campaign...
  • Deep Red Kansas Seat Could Be Up For Grabs

    Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let'...
  • Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State

    Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State
    If the United States is going to be involved in another protracted war in the Middle East — as the destruction of the Islamic State would require — then certainly Congress should sign on to it. Under the Constitution, Congress declares war....