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  • Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch

    Military could be hit with 2015 pay, benefit pinch
    Military folks will see compensation packages pinched in 2015 under a deal struck this week by House and Senate negotiators finalizing pay and benefit changes in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill. But the compensation pinch in 2015 could become...
  • Good riddance! What Patt Morrison won't miss from 2014

    Sometimes, you just cannot ditch the year fast enough. It’s a relief to bid "adieu" to some of 2014’s miserably low moments and people and things, and because I can, I’m throwing in a few others that I’d like to nudge closer to...
  • People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court

     People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court
    In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House elections outpolled Republicans by more than a million...
  • Anti-illegal immigration activists look beyond California for action

    Anti-illegal immigration activists look beyond California for action
    For years, Raul Rodriguez Jr. would let out an exasperated sigh, then move on, whenever he read or heard news about illegal immigration. But something clicked last summer when he saw reports of multitudes of Central Americans illegally crossing the U.S.-...
  • Obama commutes sentences of eight prisoners convicted on drug charges

    President Obama commuted the sentences Wednesday of eight prisoners serving lengthy terms for drug charges, but it was only a fraction of the 6,561 who applied for his help. In January, the Justice Department announced an ambitious program to recruit...
  • Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute

    Bill aims to keep cross on Mt. Soledad in San Diego, ending dispute
    An amendment to a bill pending in Congress would permit a 43-foot cross to remain atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego – in hopes of ending an emotional, divisive legal battle that has raged for more than two decades. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), who...
  • Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

    Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby
    With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all. In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....
  • Obama's role in Ferguson is complicated

    WASHINGTON The morning after the St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, reporters traveling on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to a Chicago speech on immigration had a question they came back...
  • New enemy, another presidential war

    New enemy, another presidential war
    Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress's constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered. Then, Mr. Bush relied on an...
  • Home for the holidays, and grateful to be free

    Home for the holidays, and grateful to be free
    Imprisoned in Cuba for more than five years, Alan Gross marked his first moments of freedom Wednesday with food: a big bowl of popcorn, a corned beef sandwich and — because it's Hanukkah — latkes with sour cream and apple sauce. "So far it'...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...