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  • Obama's action a good start at preserving Alaska's ANWR

    To the editor: I have been to Alaska only once, but after visiting, I am anxious to see more and in greater depth. It is extraordinary and awe inspiring; there is nothing like it, and unless we take the steps President Obama outlined to ban oil drilling...
  • Our clout in Congress

    It was American poet John Godfrey Saxe, not German leader Otto von Bismarck, who first compared the making of laws to the making of sausages. But even if a close examination of the legislative process is discouraged, the recipe for progress is hardly a...
  • Time for Senate to end the theatrics and do its job on nominations

    On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general. Soon after, the Armed Services Committee will take up the nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of...
  • Alaska officials say offshore drilling plan likely to take some Arctic locations off table

    The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, a member of the Alaska congressional delegation said Monday. U.S. Sen. Lisa...
  • Argentina's president seeks to dissolve spy agency, rejects dead prosecutor's accusations

    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the...
  • 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...
  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...
  • Argentina's president seeks to dissolve spy agency, rejects prosecutor's cover-up accusations

    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994...
  • Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star

    Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star
    Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, you are now officially the Republican Party's gone girls. The GOP has a new diva: Joni Ernst, the just-elected United State senator from the cornfields of Iowa. An Iraq War vet, Harley rider and gun-toting hog...
  • GOP abortion bill: right ends, wrong means

    As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual "March for Life," the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that restricted abortions after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape or incest, with...
  • CBO: Growing economy to help budget deficit shrink to lowest level since Obama took office

    Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office also projects a 14 percent...