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  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing...
  • 6 reasons American voters prefer governors for president

    WASHINGTON With their presidential competitors in the Senate silenced by a break until mid-April, the governors eyeing the White House can flex their executive muscles before less-distracted voters. Last week, for example, while the Senate spent hours...
  • For path to middle class, think beyond the degree

    For path to middle class, think beyond the degree
    According to President Obama, college completion is "the clearest pathway into the middle class," and his "America's College Promise" plan to make community college tuition free for two years aims to aid nearly 9 million Americans over the next 10 years....
  • Obama can't escape war

    WASHINGTON -- There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded. President George W. Bush seized...
  • Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker

    Superbug outbreaks: Scope maker Pentax draws scrutiny from lawmaker
    A federal lawmaker is seeking information from Pentax Medical, a manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to recent outbreaks of superbug infections. Much of the scrutiny to date has focused on Olympus Corp., the leading maker of these...
  • Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she's running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid. "I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's...
  • With Iran deadline looming, progress difficult to assess in years of nuclear talks

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland One day before the latest in a long line of deadlines in the negotiations over an Iranian nuclear deal, what passed for positive news was that while one of the primary negotiators announced he was leaving, he also said he was willing...
  • Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives

    Senators' letter to Iran can derail U.S. foreign policy initiatives
    I was shocked when I heard that 47 Republican senators, including our own Sen. Pat Toomey, had signed an open letter to Iranian leaders. This attempt to sabotage American foreign policy threatens to derail any diplomatic deal negotiated by the United...
  • Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans

    Let Debtors Refinance Student Loans
    A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, would let those with student loan debt do something they can't do now: refinance their student loans. It's a much-needed measure that, in the long run, would help both...
  • Venue for Iran talks is a 'gilded cage' under constant surveillance

    Venue for Iran talks is a 'gilded cage' under constant surveillance
    When negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks in this gracious Alpine city wake up in the plush surroundings of the neo-baroque Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, they can gaze from their balconies at the inspiring sweep of Lake Geneva. They had best take a good...
  • WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on...