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  • Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others

    Medal of Freedom awarded to Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, others
    President Obama recognized 18 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, including Tom Brokaw, Stevie Wonder and Meryl Streep, in a warm and at times lighthearted ceremony Monday. “Once a year, we...
  • Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary

    Chuck Hagel, under pressure, resigns as defense secretary
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the first...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why stupid voters will never get their way

    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy — Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander — but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health care consultant Jonathan Gruber was...
  • Islamic State toughens tactics in Iraq's Anbar, targeting potential enemies

    IRBIL, Iraq A recent Islamic State offensive in Iraq's Anbar province suggests that the extremist organization is changing tactics, relying less on local Sunni Muslim tribes for support and carrying out what one coalition strategist called a...
  • As Vienna focus turns to OPEC, silent thanks on Iran deal delay

    Many OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna Thursday may be giving quiet thanks that world powers who just met in that city failed to reach a nuclear accord with Tehran, pushing back for another six months any potential revival in Iran's oil exports. On...
  • New House GOP better for science -- by a micron

    New House GOP better for science -- by a micron
    For many thinking Americans, the anti-intellectual core of Republican Party policies was made real during a 2007 primary debate among its 11 presidential candidates, when three raised their hands to say they doubted the theory of evolution. More...
  • U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according...
  • First African-American to play professional golf, others honored with Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON Charles Sifford withstood a torrent of racial slurs and death threats more than five decades ago to break the color barrier in professional golf, becoming the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card. On Monday, a beaming Sifford sat...
  • Would undocumented immigrants make good U.S. citizens?

    To the editor: Our nation has been working since its founding to settle the rules of who will be allowed to freely live here. Early immigrants were screened for disease, with some put right back on the ship that brought them. Others were required to...
  • Abner Mikva given nation's highest civilian honor

     Abner Mikva given nation's highest civilian honor
    President Barack Obama on Monday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 18 recipients including Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Chicago's Abner Mikva. Mikva, 88, a former Democratic congressman and federal...
  • Iran nuclear talks extended after deadline brings no deal

    The failure of six world powers to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Monday’s deadline sets up a political battle between Congress, where lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions, and the White House, which fears such a move would drive Tehran...