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  • Criticism of Netanyahu's planned US speech mounts in Israel

    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing growing criticism in Israel for a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, accused by his political rivals of damaging ties with Washington to promote his election campaign. Netanyahu...
  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Senate voted 53-39 Monday to cut off debate on the bill, in a procedural vote. That's short...
  • Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?

    Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?
    To the editor: I appreciate Michael Hiltzik's column about the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. ("Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns," Jan. 24) As a retired history professor, I used to enjoy debating with my...
  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
  • It's not time for Congress to play 'bad cop' on Iran

    Washington has been diverted in recent days by the drama created when House Republicans — without consulting the Obama administration — invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month on the subject of Iran's...
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for much of Alaska refuge, angering state leaders

    President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as...
  • Obama says US continues to pursue terrorist targets inside Yemen despite political vacuum

    President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be affected by the political vacuum in the country. The U.S. campaign against al-Qaida...
  • Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system

    The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights before Supreme Court rules on gay marriage

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Katz and Gattuso: Government regulations getting out of control

    Katz and Gattuso: Government regulations getting out of control
    To say that Americans have a regulation problem is putting it lightly. For instance, the government is now setting the serving size of breath mints and demanding 12-point type on clothing labels. It prohibits dog walkers from strolling with more than...