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  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

    The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan troops have...
  • Why Rep. Schakowsky is skipping Netanyahu's speech

    Why Rep. Schakowsky is skipping Netanyahu's speech
    After careful consideration I have decided not to attend the Tuesday speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give before a joint session of Congress. As a Jew, support for Israel is in my DNA. Throughout my nine terms in the U.S. House,...
  • RI Sen. Whitehouse says no to Netanyahu speech

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says he will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address before Congress. WPRI reports (http://bit.ly/1zAVCG0) that Whitehouse said Monday that he will be among a group of Democrats who is skipping...
  • Ohio's governor to attend Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is headed to Washington to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress. The speech Tuesday comes after House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) invited Netanyahu without...
  • Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American

    Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com 'Diversity made America' On one...
  • Homeland Security not the only area of Congress' dysfunction

    Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over...
  • Bipartisan letter in House raises concerns over Iran talks

    The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Relations Committee are circulating a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama highlighting concerns about a prospective deal the U.S. and its partners are negotiating with Iran over its...
  • Hail Baltimore's happy warrior

    Hail Baltimore's happy warrior
    Barbara Mikulski's surprise announcement that she does not intend to seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate is going to take time for her constituents to process. That Maryland's favorite daughter, its self-effacing and outspoken champion of the underdog,...
  • South Florida Jewish Dems to attend Netanyahu speech

    South Florida Jewish Dems to attend Netanyahu speech
    While some of their colleagues opt out in protest, South Florida’s trio of Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House will be on hand Tuesday to hear Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial address to a joint session of Congress....
  • Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California

    Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California
    An old statehouse joke has it that the once-a-decade process of redrawing election districts gives politicians a right to pick their voters, rather than the other way around. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to turn that wry comment into a...
  • Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire

    Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she will not seek a 6th term in the U.S. Senate. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful...