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  • Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

    Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger
    State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much. "We will conceivably see more years like this...
  • With boost from Obama, House Democrats vow to improve their message, not change their policies

    President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other economic milestones. In that spirit, the lawmakers who saw...
  • Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner

    Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner
    After Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last year's election, corporate tax reform was among a handful of issues still considered possible areas for compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans. After all, both Obama and...
  • No: Nation's priorities need morer revenue: Front Burner

    We can all agree that America's corporate income tax is a mess. Lots of hugely profitable corporations pay little or nothing in federal income tax. General Electric and Boeing, for example, have paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes for the...
  • U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring

    U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring
    The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba. Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found. Law enforcement...
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  • Six months later, Congress needs to vote on Obama's war against Islamic State

    A puzzling aspect of President Obama's war against Islamic State, a military campaign that is now almost six months old, is his attitude toward congressional approval for the mission. In a speech in September, Obama insisted that he already possessed...
  • Lynch hearings spill over into Ferguson, attacks on Holder

    WASHINGTON Republicans used the Senate confirmation hearings on a new attorney general to launch attacks on the current one, with Eric Holder's role in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting sharply criticized by one witness here Thursday. The...
  • Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim

    Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim
    A federal judge has unsealed an affidavit in former Gov. John G. Rowland's ongoing campaign fraud case that Rowland is expected to use to support his contention that prosecutors failed to disclose or misrepresented evidence bolstering his claim of...
  • Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

    Top U.S. leaders and members of Congress reacted cautiously Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems. The proposals, which would save more than $20 billion over the next four...
  • Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive

    Obama urges Democrats not to be defensive
    President Obama sought to transfer some swagger to a deflated group of Democrats on Thursday, saying the American people would respond if the party made a forceful case for what it stands for. Addressing the thinned-out ranks of House Democrats after an...