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  • U.S. optimistic about next round of talks with Cuba, set for Thursday

    U.S. optimistic about next round of talks with Cuba, set for Thursday
    The U.S. and Cuba on Thursday head into a fourth round of talks aimed at renewing diplomatic ties after more than half a century of hostile estrangement and bolstered by the historic meeting of Presidents Obama and Raul Castro on the margins of the Summit...
  • Rand Paul basks in his chatty stand against the Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul drew important attention to his presidential campaign on Wednesday with what he advertised as a filibuster against the Patriot Act, taking the Senate floor for a marathon talkathon as time runs out for Congress to...
  • Rekha Basu: Progressives, like libertarians on right, forcing party to do some soul-searching

    Every presidential election cycle, the tension between moderate and evangelical conservative voters in the Republican Party becomes the subject of hand-wringing speculation: Could a moderate seeking the Republican nomination win in an early voting state...
  • Congress asleep at the wheel

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, May 19: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit infrastructure: An accident...
  • Less armor, more trust will keep police, citizens safer

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, May 20: In the days of last August's unrest in Ferguson, Mo., with young, black protesters standing face-to-face with police in full body armor backed by former military...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 18 Miami Herald on Congress being asleep at the wheel: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit...
  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade

    As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot....
  • Congressional pay freeze likely to last close to a decade

    WASHINGTON As one of their final acts before the Memorial Day break, members of Congress have begun their annual ritual combining financial self-flagellation with electoral self-preservation. The burst of loud whining from a cluster of safe-seat...
  • Reviving the lost art of bipartisanship

    Political wrangling in Washington is as old as the Republic itself, and partisan battles over ideas and power will surely be with us long into the future. But the current era of hyper-partisanship has frequently paralyzed congressional decision-making and...
  • Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin

    Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that U.S. "country of origin" labels on certain cuts of red meat put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage,...