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  • Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

    Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United
    Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them. Scotusblog picks up...
  • Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie

    Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie
    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major battle over entitlements using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is expected to run out of money in late...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
  • 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...