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  • To Obama, family leave is a family value

    In rolling out the issues he hopes will define the final two years of his administration, President Obama has proposed two workplace initiatives: requiring companies with 15 or more employees to provide them seven days of sick leave per year to their full...
  • Hillary Clinton warns U.S. 'can't close our eyes' to Muslim extremism

    In her first extended public remarks about the recent deadly attacks in Paris, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Americans "can't close our eyes" to the "dangerous strain of extremism within the Muslim world." Speaking...
  • The state of his union, or: The dream palace of B. Obama

    The state of the Union may vary from time to time -- good, bad, fair to middlin', even perilous -- but on this, his sixth State of the Union address, the chief executive's view of it remains remarkably the same as it was on his first: detached. Mainly...
  • Havana: US immigration policy for Cubans needs to change

    Havana acknowledged Wednesday that only Congress could change U.S. immigration laws for Cubans, but contended that there could be leeway in how the laws are implemented. Cuban officials have long said they have serious concerns about the Cuban Adjustment...
  • Rekha Basu: Nation's voting rights laws headed in wrong direction

    One of the most painful scenes in Ava DuVernay's film, "Selma," about Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in Selma, Ala., shows nurse Annie Lee Cooper, played by Oprah Winfrey, being turned away from registering to vote because she can't name the...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans don't need to 'show they can govern'

    Now that Republicans are in control of both chambers of Congress, what should they do? "Prove they can govern," says a CNN headline. "Show they can govern," suggests the New York Times. "Prove that we can govern with maturity," offers Sen. Cory Gardner,...
  • US nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima

    TOKYO Working in Japan and with his family still living in Richland, Wash., Matthew McCormick has one of the longest commutes in the world. "I don't make it very often, only when family calls or the lawn needs to be mowed, that kind of stuff," he joked....
  • The real big speech? The pope might visit Congress

    WASHINGTON Hours before he took the podium, whatever President Barack Obama said Tuesday night was getting eclipsed on the Hill by all the excited chatter about the next person likely to speak before a joint meeting of Congress. Expectations are...
  • Obama takes on Google in law to protect privacy of U.S. kids

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is clashing with companies that make money tracking the intimate details of schoolchildren's lives, including their grades, health and disciplinary records. In his State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama pushed for a...
  • Biden says there's 'a chance' he'll run for White House in 2016

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is leaving the door open to a possible 2016 White House bid. Biden told ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday that he sees the contest for the Democratic nomination for president as "wide open," even though former Secretary...
  • Fact checking State of the Union: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and...