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  • Even terrorists have a right to citizenship

    Even terrorists have a right to citizenship
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz...
  • Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, one of the states that could decide whether Republicans win control of the upper chamber of Congress on Nov. 4, are effectively tied, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll...
  • Report: Grayson now 17th richest congressman

    Report: Grayson now 17th richest congressman
    Alan Grayson has done well lately, financially that is. According to CQ Roll Call "Wealth of Congress" rankings, the Democratic Congressman from Orlando became the 17th wealthiest member in the calendar year of 2013, with an estimated net worth of $26.2...
  • U.S. needs more balanced approach in Middle East

    Gary Olson hit the nail on the head with his Your View article re the situation in the Middle East. Very few people have the courage to tell the truth about what is truly happening in that area. Here in the U.S., the anti-Israeli voices are squashed by...
  • Patrick Kennedy discusses mental health and life away from politics

    Patrick Kennedy discusses mental health and life away from politics
    For 16 years, Patrick Kennedy served as a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island. But in 2011, he stepped down to start a new career as a mental health advocate. He was at UIC on Tuesday to launch the new University of Illinois Center on Depression...
  • In Ebola czar, Obama again looks outside his government for help

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama welcomed his new Ebola czar to the job Wednesday, the latest example of looking outside his own government for someone to help run a major government initiative. Obama met Wednesday in the Oval Office with Ron Klain, the...
  • Shame on Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court

    In allowing Texas' voter identification law to go into effect, at least for the November election, the U.S. Supreme Court last week showed the nation precisely what it meant in 2013 when its conservatives struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act...
  • Legislators call for union factory jobs to close women's wage gap

    Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women. "Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
  • Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs

    Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs
    Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Lake County on Wednesday, trying to boost Democratic prospects in races for U.S. Senate, governor and Congress. “It’s not 2016, it’s today,” Biden told the cheering crowd, offering a warning...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola

    U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola
    Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....