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  • Taxes and spending

    The State of the Union speech was more of the same that we have heard for the last six years. Nothing is going to change. We had two houses of Congress, each refusing to bring up bills from the other house for a vote. Now we have a Congress that will send...
  • Be skeptical of plan

    The standard government answer to revenue needs always seems to be to raise taxes, not decrease expenses. Raising taxes on corporations, inheritances and high-income earners under the guise of helping the middle class should be viewed with skepticism....
  • Simplify tax code but reject Obama's ideas

    Having watched the various messes President Obama's administration has made for six years — personified in his signature health insurance law, a vast rambling 2,700-page legislative abomination full of contradictions and chicanery — I am...
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

    Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu
    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran, rebuffs Obama on sanctions

    Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress next month about the threats from Tehran and radical Islam. The Republican leader released a...
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Maybe Obama, GOP-controlled Congress can unite over normalizing Oreos

    Maybe Obama, GOP-controlled Congress can unite over normalizing Oreos
    If there's one thing Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on, it's that they should clap enthusiastically every time someone says the word "veterans." That's it. That's the one single thing the two sides seem capable of agreeing on. Nothing...
  • AP Interview: Iraqi premier appeals for more aid to ground troops battling Islamic State

    Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country's beleaguered ground forces, which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The...
  • Obama's nonchalant as he turns the page on terror

    Obama's nonchalant as he turns the page on terror
    In 1938, Winston Churchill published "While England Slept," about Britain's failure to prepare for the Nazi threat. Let's hope that, when the history of this moment is written, the 2015 State of the Union address will not be retold under the title...
  • Amid stagnant wages, Washington mulls how to boost income

    WASHINGTON The economy is growing, hiring is picking up steadily and falling energy prices mean more cash in the wallet. Yet one key measure of economic well-being remains stubbornly in neutral: the wages of Americans. The plight of the paycheck is about...
  • Some Dems second-guessing fall strategy after Obama comes out swinging in address

    WASHINGTON "Barack Obama's back." That was the three-word verdict from Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., after Tuesday's State of the Union address. It sums up, perhaps, a sense among Democrats that the newly confident, revitalized president that they've...