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  • On Auschwitz anniversary, Jewish leader warns that Jews are again being demonized

    A Jewish leader stood before 300 survivors of the Nazis' most notorious death camp on Tuesday and asked world leaders to prevent another Auschwitz, warning of a rise of anti-Semitism that has made many Jews fearful of walking the streets, and is causing...
  • Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling

    Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling
    The Obama administration proposes to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast for the first time in over 30 years, drawing fire from environmentalists and many East Coast lawmakers about the potential for spills that could harm the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Nightmarish predictions seldom come true

    Taking credit for an improving economy can be a messy thing in the political world, and it was only a matter of time before Democrats began giving President Obama credit and the Republicans to scoff at such a notion. It's true, that the administration...
  • Federal government is failing to protect abused children from future harm, new report says

    The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. The 110-page report released...
  • Letter: An answer to a rhetorical question

    Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically biased rant about a national issue. Perhaps it agrees with the complainer, or wishes to...
  • America needs a strong, fair housing market

    As an organization that advocates for more South Floridians to have access to home ownership, we were pleased to see Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, recently visit South Florida to discuss the Home Affordable Refinance...
  • Pace of Everglades restoration threatens to harm estuaries

    Pace of Everglades restoration threatens to harm estuaries
    Spooked by warming currents in the Pacific known to presage heavy rains in Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers has been lowering Lake Okeechobee by discharging water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries. Coastal residents are none too happy...
  • House Democrats brace for potentially tense retreat

    WASHINGTON The official theme of the House Democrats' annual "issues conference" this week is "Grow America's Economy, Grow American Paychecks." But the three-day retreat in Philadelphia, which kicks off Wednesday afternoon, could be a test of whether...
  • White House drops plan to scale back college savings tax benefits

    The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama made the proposal last week as part of his State of the Union...
  • Obama signals opening up Atlantic Ocean to drilling for first time, removes areas off Alaska

    The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal...
  • Gov't: 9.5 million already signed up for 2015 coverage under Obama's health law

    Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said...