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  • Obama's Foreign Policy Coming Together

    The nadir for President Obama's foreign policy was probably last April. His Republican critics were calling him "weak" and "indecisive" after Russia's invasion of Crimea. A deflated Obama responded meekly that sometimes the best a president can do is to...
  • Obama shows courage with Cuba policy shift

    Obama shows courage with Cuba policy shift
    It is about time a president had the foresight and political courage to take the steps President Obama took and formally extend diplomatic recognition to Cuba. The time is right for a full political and economic relationship with that nation, and I hope...
  • U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

    U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21). House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date...
  • Congress shortchanged pensioners

    Congress shortchanged pensioners
    Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a provision giving trustees of multi-employer pension plans the ability to cut pensions earned by 1.5 million workers and retirees. Many pensions will be cut by up to 50 percent to...
  • Roni's Nut Tussies Tour

    Roni's Nut Tussies Tour
    Emerging from downtown Allentown west on Hamilton, turn left on 17th and right on Fairview. The display at Fairview and St. Cloud is really nice. Make your second right onto 18th — good display on your left — and then turn left on Union...
  • Hagel could be briefed Friday on Bergdahl investigation: Pentagon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to be briefed as early as Friday on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman...
  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter's statement in full

    World soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups. Following is a statement from FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Based on the...
  • Oil shock to tilt Mexico energy opening in private sector's favor

    The allure of investing in Mexico's historic oil sector opening has been dimmed by the plummeting price of crude, putting pressure on the government to offer bigger incentives to private investors in the first major round of contracts up for grabs. Since...
  • Surprised U.S. lobbyists push quick 2015 terrorism insurance renewal

    Lobbyists for insurers, real estate financiers and businesses launched into action this week to urge quick renewal of a terrorism insurance program in 2015 after U.S. lawmakers left it to expire at the end of this year. Industry officials said they...
  • Potential U.S. Republican 2016 contenders spar over Cuba policy

    Neither is officially running for president yet, but potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have trading barbs about Cuba in what were the opening shots of an intraparty fight over U.S. policy toward Havana. Rubio,...
  • Obama says U.S. Congress could tackle tax reform in 2015

    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he thought lawmakers could agree to make changes to the U.S. tax code in the next Congress, based on his recent conversations with Republican leaders. "I'd like to see more simplicity in the system. I'd...