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  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare will survive Supreme Court challenge

    A key portion of President Barack Obama's health care policy could fall at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Just when Republicans are close to achieving one of their top goals, however, the party is in disarray. As a result, I'd bet that Obamacare is...
  • Jindal's bid for White House begins with many doubters

    WASHINGTON Meet Bobby Jindal, self-styled hero of the Christian right. The Louisiana governor, who announced Wednesday he's running for president, was once seen as a rising national star with deep, nuanced thoughts about health care, education and budget...
  • Congressional Hellenic Caucus watches Greece

    WASHINGTON With a June 30 deadline approaching to unlock aid for Greece as the nation risks default, a band of U.S. lawmakers awaits a resolution with anxiety and some frustration mainly because there's little they can do. These are vexing days for the...
  • Congress must ensure that USAID works

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, June 23: Global anti-poverty and public health advocates are pressing Congress on legislation that would save millions of lives by ensuring that U.S. dollars allocated to child...
  • Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactment

    President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain. A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama's hopes for a 12-nation...
  • After Charleston shootings, gun curbs dormant in Congress

    This week's slaughter of nine people in a South Carolina church left prospects that Congress will curb guns right where they've been for years — remote for now, according to lawmakers and activists on both sides of the issue. Conceding that...
  • Study says repealing 'Obamacare' would add to budget deficit

    A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million. The report from the Congressional Budget...
  • White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

    White House: Action needed now to slow climate change
    Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. The report...
  • Overcoming Baltimore's issues

    Overcoming Baltimore's issues
    The recent events in Baltimore are all too familiar to those of us who lived through the late 1960s, when riots broke out in major U.S. cities. President Lyndon Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission in 1967 to investigate the conditions that led to...
  • Peril, promise in Obama's end game on trade, health, more

    For President Barack Obama, an encouraging vote on his trade agenda and a harrowing tragedy in South Carolina showcased the promise and peril of his presidential end game. Hand-wringing over a stinging setback for Obama's trade package in Congress last...
  • Trade promotion merits Fla. delegation's support

    Trade promotion merits Fla. delegation's support
    President Obama has struggled for weeks to persuade Congress to give him the same leeway to negotiate trade agreements that all his predecessors since Richard Nixon have enjoyed. This past week the House narrowly voted in favor of trade promotion...