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  • Netanyahu's unwelcome visit to the U.S.

    To the editor: For decades, U.S. presidents have urged the Israeli government to stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank. This request to abide by international law has been ignored, increasing tensions in the Mideast. ("Israel is drawn into U....
  • Jan. 24 Letters: Rep. Rob Wittman response, cleaner bay, leash law

    Dedicated to Virginians I take my oath of office seriously, and I am honored to serve the hundreds of thousands of Virginians who call the 1st District home. As their representative in Congress, I am always eager to explain to them my votes in Washington...
  • Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

     Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax
    Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally. The law, which went into effect Jan. 1,...
  • Republicans accuse Obama of ignoring November's election results as he outlines 2015 agenda

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-...
  • An Iran deal is nothing to fear

    An Iran deal is nothing to fear
    Pondering the looming specter of a nuclear-armed Iran, some Americans are deeply worried that we won't reach a deal to block that possibility. Some people have a different fear: that we will. This second group is enthusiastically in favor of legislation...
  • Many thousands affected by immigration showdown

    Many thousands affected by immigration showdown
    About 27,000 foreign residents of Broward County have a chance to live legal: find a job, obtain a driver's license and cast off fears of deportation under President Barack Obama's forthcoming immigration rules. They are among 253,000 Floridians and 5.2...
  • Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns
     The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's...
  • GOP response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst, to the State of the Union

    GOP response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst, to the State of the Union
    This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of Sen. Joni Ernst's response to President Obama's State of the Union address. Good evening. I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I...
  • McConnell shows he's the boss

    WASHINGTON The honeymoon may be over for Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican's open process experiment took a turn Thursday night when the newly minted majority leader showed his patience has its limits, as he forced a series of votes to table...
  • Tensions emerge between Iraq, US-led coalition in battle against Islamic State group

    Iraqi commanders heavily dependent on outside support to defeat the Islamic State group are increasingly voicing frustration over the U.S.-led coalition's efforts, complaining of miscommunication, failed deliveries of weapons, inadequate training and...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...