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  • Lawmakers seek new SIPC directors, help for Allen Stanford victims

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging President Barack Obama to nominate directors to an industry-backed organization who will help the victims in Allen Stanford's $7 billion scheme try to recover some of their losses. In a...
  • Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

    WASHINGTON In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest. In Florida, liberal...
  • Liquor privatization effort kicked?

    With the passage last week of a state budget, Republicans' bid to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business is looking tapped out. Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking...
  • Our arrogant president [Commentary]

    Our arrogant president [Commentary]
    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican...
  • Our government is broken [Letter]

    Our government is broken [Letter]
    Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the...
  • Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

    Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...
  • Humanitarian Crisis Demands Presidential Intervention

    Just as the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, so must President Obama take action now. The proclamation was based on the president's constitutional authority, not a law passed by Congress. It provided the legal framework for...
  • Senators Urge Quick Response to "Humanitarian Crisis of Unprecedented Proportions"

    HARTFORD— U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said Thursday that deportation is not the solution to the ongoing immigration crisis unfolding at the country's southern border. The increase in children from Central America trying to...
  • Boehner's lawsuit against Obama is a bad move

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday, July 2: Most Americans would agree that this nation has too much partisanship and too many lawsuits. In announcing last week that he will seek legislation for the House of...
  • GOP makes huge mistake on immigration reform

    GOP makes huge mistake on immigration reform
    On April 2, I went to the floor of the House of Representatives to tell my Republican colleagues they had three months to act on immigration reform before the Independence Day recess. I returned to the floor almost every week since, counting down to...
  • Guillermo Martinez: Obama can't act alone on immigration reform

    Despite his attempts to put all the blame on the stalled comprehensive immigration reform legislation on Republicans in Congress, President Obama is not feeling comfortable on the issue himself. There is no doubt Republicans in the House of...