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  • Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed

    Israel looks for missing soldier; Hamas says he may have been killed
    The armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused it of abducting in the Gaza Strip, adding he may have been killed during an ambush....
  • Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

    Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'
    President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." "We did a whole lot of...
  • Obama signs bill with more money for VA care

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday designed to restore trust in the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs following a national uproar over long waits and poor care at veterans' hospitals and clinics across the nation....
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

    What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • For many, full-time work at minimum wage isn't enough

    Samuel Rivera works full time assembling industrial plumbing parts at a warehouse in Catasauqua. His wife, Sasha, is on maternity leave from the deli of a Bethlehem supermarket, where she worked until three days before her due date. They don't own a...
  • Bacchiochi Amends Financial Report After Disclosure

    HARTFORD - Prompted by a blog post by a Hartford Courant columnist, state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford is amending her mandatory financial disclosure forms to report income she received from a political campaign. Courant columnist Kevin Rennie...
  • Fixing Veterans Affairs

     Fixing Veterans Affairs
    After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
  • Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?

    Is Obama trying to get impeached to distract us?
    Please pay very close attention to this column, because the Obama administration will probably attempt to distract you as you're reading. That distraction could come in the form of lawless government overreach or an outbreak of international violence....
  • Dodd Recalls First Obamacare Vote 5 Years Ago

    Republicans and talk radio hosts have been blasting the Obamacare healthcare law relentlessly for five full years, but former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd sees it differently. On the recent fifth anniversary of the first committee vote in favor of the...