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  • Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'

    President Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'

     Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'
    President Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers listen for Obama's plan to combat militants in Iraq, Syria

    — The Lehigh Valley's congressional delegation was looking for a clear plan from President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he outlined more aggressive military steps for combating Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. In interviews, area lawmakers...
  • 6 ideas for curbing worker misclassification

    WASHINGTON There's no single magic bullet that can eliminate misclassification of workers. But according to experts who spoke with McClatchy, much could be done to curtail it. Here are six potential fixes: 1. THE FIX: Prohibit state and federal agencies...
  • New York, Illinois find success in tackling labor violations

    PONTOON BEACH, Ill. On an overcast July afternoon, with the clock ticking on their lunch break, men in blue jeans and hard hats filed out of the four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites under construction near Interstate 270. Jon Gould, a Carpenters Union job...
  • Why Obama's immigration delay is neither surprising nor smart

    President Barack Obama's recent announcement that he is delaying taking executive action on immigration shouldn't come as a surprise. "Wait and see" has been the message the administration and the Democratic Party have given immigration advocates,...
  • Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress

    Obama's speech on Islamic State gets mixed reviews in divided Congress
    As President Obama laid out a strategy Wednesday night to fight Islamic State militants, Congress is facing a tough decision over whether to approve a key part of his plan – arming the Syrian opposition.  Top congressional leaders from both...
  • U.S. seeks up to 16 months in prison for Dinesh D'Souza

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government wants conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza to be sentenced to as much as 16 months in prison, following his guilty plea to a campaign finance law violation. In a Wednesday court filing, federal...
  • House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details

    House delays vote on spending bill pending Obama Syria details
    President Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to authorize American aid for rebel groups fighting the Islamic State militants in Syria as part of a stop-gap funding bill that would avert a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1, the start of a new fiscal year....
  • Martin Schram: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up

    Proudly displayed on the wall of the Commissioner of the National Football League is an instant replay, of sorts a freeze-frame of Commissioner Roger Goodell's personal hero, in his most famous performance. It provides the ideal yardstick by which...
  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...