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  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. She said that under the...
  • Senate Democrats press immigration funds without blocking Obama

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats are increasing pressure on majority Republicans to abandon plans to block President Barack Obama's immigration orders as a condition of funding the Homeland Security Department. Second-ranking Senate Democrat Richard Durbin...
  • Can Democrats win the Senate in 2016?

    WASHINGTON For Republicans, the fight for control of the Senate in 2016 is all about playing defense. Unlike 2014 (and 2018), the Senate races of 2016 offer few, if any, opportunities for the GOP as the election cycle begins. The map strongly favors...
  • Jay Ambrose: As Netanyahu aims to save Israel, others aim to save face

    In one constitutionally dubious, unilateral action after another over the years, President Barack Obama has shown that he thinks the U.S. government is him, him and wait, a minute, is there a third party, maybe? Yes, it is him. Now, it turns out that...
  • Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial

    Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial
    Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...
  • America needs a strong, fair housing market

    As an organization that advocates for more South Floridians to have access to home ownership, we were pleased to see Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, recently visit South Florida to discuss the Home Affordable Refinance...
  • Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents

    Common Core test spurs angst among educators, parents
    When students in DuPage County's Lake Park High School District took a field test of Illinois' new state exam last spring, the reaction stunned administrators: "Our students said it was the hardest thing they've ever taken," said Superintendent Lynne...
  • Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal

    Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal
    A White House campaign to prevent Congress from imposing tougher sanctions on Iran won a temporary victory Tuesday, as key Democrats agreed to withhold their final support for legislation until at least March, giving international talks more time to...
  • House Democrats brace for potentially tense retreat

    WASHINGTON The official theme of the House Democrats' annual "issues conference" this week is "Grow America's Economy, Grow American Paychecks." But the three-day retreat in Philadelphia, which kicks off Wednesday afternoon, could be a test of whether...
  • White House drops plan to scale back college savings tax benefits

    The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats. President Barack Obama made the proposal last week as part of his State of the Union...
  • 3 ways to level the economic playing field

    President Barack Obama recently extolled the virtues of what he called "middle-class economics" or "the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules."...