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  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium. On this date:...
  • Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits

    The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...
  • Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

    Congressional Republicans will move to temporarily continue health care subsidies for millions of people if the Supreme Court overturns the aid, according to plans discussed Wednesday in the House and Senate. In addition, the GOP proposals would dissolve...
  • Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

    President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration's trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized...
  • House rejects bid to force troop withdrawal in Iraq, Syria

    The House on Wednesday refused to order the withdrawal of U.S. forces deployed to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by the end of the year. The measure was defeated, 288-139. It would have directed that troops be withdrawn within 30 days of...
  • Auto industry and motorists prime victims of government's over-regulation

    Over-regulation is slowing growth, stifling innovation and costing jobs across the economy. The auto industry is the prime example. Auto workers and investors are obviously harmed by heavy-handed government regulation, but the biggest losers are drivers....
  • Some Pa. lawmakers squirm over Pope's comments on climate change

    Some Pa. lawmakers squirm over Pope's comments on climate change
    Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta is so eager to welcome Pope Francis this fall he introduced a resolution authorizing the Capitol grounds to be used for the event. The Hazleton Catholic has praised the pope, saying Congress "should take a page from...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 12 Weaker tenure at the University of Wisconsin weakens academic freedom Fear not, intrepid professor: Tenure isn't dead in Wisconsin. Those changes to shared governance? Minor stuff. And that new policy written into...
  • War lessons from a replica French frigate

    War lessons from a replica French frigate
    This week, the replica of the Hermione, the French tall ship which brought the Marquis de Lafeyette and French soldiers in 1780 to help Americans defeat the British at Yorktown, is visiting Baltimore. It's also the week that Congress is debating whether...
  • House revives Obama's trade agenda, struggle moves to Senate

     House revives Obama's trade agenda, struggle moves to Senate
    The House dramatically rescued President Barack Obama's trade agenda from near oblivion Thursday, and supporters urged the Senate to finish the job and give him a signature achievement in his final years in office. The turnabout gave a much-needed...
  • Analysis: Obama Asia policy faces toughest test on trade

    Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. The legislative battle over his trade agenda could prove the acid test. Legislation to smooth the way for a free-trade pact with 11 other...