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  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes

    Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes
    When is a U.S.-based company not considered a U.S. company by the IRS? When it buys a smaller firm in a foreign country and — presto chango! — deems that company to be its parent, escaping the obligation to pay taxes to the U.S. Treasury on...
  • House GOP, home of hyperbole and hyperpartisanship

    Claiming that President Obama "believes he has the power to make his own laws," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is preparing a lawsuit against the president. Is the proposed lawsuit a reaction to an aggressive use of executive power or a...
  • The U.S. can't solve every migrant's problems

    To the editor: Our leaders need to be united in responding to the surge of Central American children at our borders. The message to the parents of these children should be loud and clear: People who enter the U.S. illegally will be returned or held in...
  • Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]

    Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]
    On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...
  • Texas lawmaker says it's time to stop 'warehousing' immigrant children

    FORT WORTH, Texas Texas is running out of room to house the thousands of Central American children who illegally crossed the border. And Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, says the solution is not to continue piling them into bus stations and other makeshift...
  • Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with rebels

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war. "This will be - there's no doubt -...
  • VA warns hill on opening 'floodgate' to private care

    The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans appears to have run hard aground. The sandbank is more than the bills' costs, which are considerable....
  • A former congressman asks: Can we make Congress move?

    Throughout my time in Congress, and particularly since leaving the House of Representatives last year, the question I'm asked most often is some variation of “Just how bad is it really?” Frequently the question is answered before it is asked:...
  • Drew Martin: Trade initiatives hurt environment

    We need to set our priorities to protect Florida's environment first. We cannot produce a strong state economy that ignores Florida's environment. South Florida is pressed with a number of crucial decisions that could negatively impact our future. One...
  • To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

    Nearly a dozen states believe they've found a way to encourage people to save more money and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Four states Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina and Washington now allow credit unions to offer...