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  • Ukraine leader clings to European goal despite Putin

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has secured a temporary peace in the troubled east which he says gives him a chance to move Ukraine towards its dream of a place in Europe - but Russia's Vladimir Putin still holds cards that could...
  • Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]

    Will Obama pass the buck on defeating ISIS? [Commentary]
    Bullet point opinions on the topical issues of the day, for your consideration: •Regarding America's present war footing, our military brass are saying what common sense would dictate: It's gonna be really difficult to defeat (rather than contain)...
  • A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board

    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress. Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the...
  • Illegal-immigration fears energize Republican voter base

    URBANDALE, Iowa To Vinita Smith, the most important issue in this year's congressional elections is simple: The government needs to protect Americans. Securing the nation's borders is crucial to that mission, said the retiree from Panora, Iowa, and so...
  • Hobbled VA caregiver program dims chance of expansion

    For older generations of spouses, mothers and other family caregivers of severely disabled veterans, the startling feature of the Family Caregiver Program that Congress enacted in 2010 was its exclusivity. The unprecedented package of caregiver benefits...
  • Journalists slam Forest Service over wilderness permits

    When Idaho Public Television proposed shooting a documentary this year about the Wilderness Act, the Forest Service ordered its journalists to get permits. Never mind that the nonprofit state-owned news outlet had filmed in wilderness for 32 years....
  • India's prime minister gets rock-star reception in New York

    Madison Square Garden often hosts cultural icons such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Bono, but on Sunday the storied arena offered rock-star treatment to a political personality: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the case for a...
  • U.N. speech may indicate a tougher Obama [Commentary]

    U.N. speech may indicate a tougher Obama [Commentary]
    The President Obama many fellow Democrats have been looking for ever since his 2008 election may have shown up last week at the United Nations. His tough and direct call on the rest of the international community to step up to the challenge of global...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder: 'No letting up' on civil rights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after announcing plans to step down, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to continue pressing civil rights issues during the rest of his term, including efforts to overturn laws in some states that he has argued create...
  • As attorney general, Holder made friends, enemies and history

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a mixed legacy of highs and lows as the nation's top law enforcement official. A ground-breaker across several decades, the 63-year-old Columbia Law School graduate was the first African-American to lead the...
  • Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies

    Private flood insurance offerings grow, but not for cheap subsidized policies
    South Florida homeowners concerned about the rising cost of their flood insurance are being encouraged by the state to find out whether a policy written by a private company can save them money. So far, shoppers will find only a few companies...