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  • India regains 'stable' outlook from S&P on Modi reform agenda

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - India regained its "stable" rating from Standard and Poor's on Friday, more than two years after an embarrassing downgrade, in a validation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious agenda of economic and fiscal reforms. S&P had...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...
  • Who will Obama appoint to replace Holder, and can the nominee get confirmed?

    Who will Obama appoint to replace Holder, and can the nominee get confirmed?
    Confirming a new attorney general to replace Eric Holder is certain to prompt a heated political debate during a robust post-election lame-duck session of Congress – one made especially more divisive if Democrats lose the Senate’s majority....
  • Neuman: "not actively campaigning"

    Neuman: "not actively campaigning"
    Wes Neuman, the Democrats 31-year-old candidate for U.S. Congress in District 7, who has been missing in action for more than a month, declared late Wednesday night that he made a mistake in trying to challenge U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, and is...
  • Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements

    Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements
    Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
  • Don't expect war authorization vote in lame-duck session

    Speaker John A. Boehner thinks Congress should debate authorizing use of force against the Islamic State in Syria but not until new members of the House and Senate take office in January. The Ohio Republican told The New York Timesin an interview...
  • Iowa Senate seat might turn on chicken poop and hogs

    JEFFERSON, Iowa The race for the U.S. Senate in Iowa may come down to how voters feel about a chicken crossing into the wrong yard. Or whether Iowa hogs make a candidate especially qualified to deal with Washington pork. This too-close-to-call Senate...
  • Federal aid ending, Wisconsin tobacco farms roll with it

    Some of Jay Smithback's earliest memories are of driving a tractor, when he was 4 years old, and working in his family's tobacco field. Now 29, Smithback is a fourth-generation Wisconsin tobacco farmer. Overall production of the crop in the state has...
  • Congress should roll back the president's war without borders

    This week's air strikes in Syria mark the latest step in the escalation of the U.S. war in the region. A conflict that started as a bid to provide humanitarian aid and protect U.S. personnel in Iraq has grown in just over two months into a war without...
  • Fate of US Senate might rest with this guy

    WASHINGTON With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, pundits and politicians nationwide have become obsessed with a tantalizing question: If elected, which party would Greg Orman choose? Orman, an independent candidate for the Senate in Kansas, is...
  • Congress must address the gender gulf on pay

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, Sept. 23: When the first version of the Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in Congress in 2009, its sponsors likely did not anticipate that Republican lawmakers would block...