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  • Deadly Philippine clash strains pact to end 40-year conflict

    MANILA At least 43 Philippine police were killed in a clash with two Muslim rebel groups during a search for a Malaysian bomb expert on the U.S. most-wanted terrorists list, threatening a peace pact with insurgents in the Mindanao region. "This is the...
  • Trade pacts threaten U.S. sovereignty

    In the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, or fast-track approval, for two new NAFTA-style trade agreements. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks. Fast track...
  • CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

    CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency
    The Congressional Budget Office says the federal budget deficit will shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office. CBO says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year that ends in September. That's slightly less...
  • Jules Witcover: Obama, facing reality, leans left

    Perhaps six years too late, President Barack Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he's finally bought into the famous definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results....
  • Legislative notebook: Equal pay bill goes down

    RICHMOND – Republican state senators shot down changes to the state's equal pay regulations on Monday. Senate Bill 772 would have toughened existing penalties for not paying men and women an equal wage for equal work, making the penalty triple...
  • Holocaust survivors mark 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s. "In 10 years there might be just...
  • U.S. should fix visa program to keep top foreign grads

    About a third of U.S. Nobel Prize winners in medicine, chemistry and physics were born abroad. Foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded a fourth of U.S. engineering and tech companies since 1995, including giants Google, Yahoo and eBay. Foreign...
  • Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies

    Taking from Peter to pay Paul is bad economics for tragedies
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
  • Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says

    WASHINGTON The federal debt is set to explode over the next decade even as the budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The annual deficit should total $468 billion for...
  • 5 things: Obama's move to set aside refuge from drilling fuels brewing energy battle with GOP

    President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge over the weekend, announcing that his administration would pursue a wilderness designation for 12.28 million acres, barring drilling in most of the...
  • Secret Service investigates drone crash at White House

    WASHINGTON A small unmanned helicopter drone crashed onto the grounds of the White House early Monday morning, posing no threat but triggering an immediate lockdown at the executive mansion, which has been the subject of recent security breaches. It also...