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  • Trudy Rubin: Weapons for Ukraine will aid democracy

    When Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of Congress last week, he called on members to support Ukrainian freedom and democracy. They stood and cheered. Ukrainians must "live free or die," the president said, using a slogan...
  • 113th Congress could yield fewest laws in 60 years

    WASHINGTON Say this about the 113th Congress: It has managed to live down to low expectations. With only a lame-duck post-Election Day mop-up session left before a new Congress takes the oath of office in January, the 113th is on track to be one of the...
  • Obama's foreign policy failures [Letter]

    Obama's foreign policy failures [Letter]
    For six long years we've endured the humiliation of President Barack Obama's disastrous foreign policy failures ("Risks of war," Sept. 18). The White House's weak and confusing response to the huge terrorist threat posed by the brutal Islamic State is...
  • Pamela Yip: Student loan debt can jeopardize seniors' retirement

    At first glance, the news appears good: Comparatively few households headed by older Americans carry student debt compared with other types of debt, according to a new report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that about 3 percent of...
  • L.A., Houston, Philadelphia mayors vow more action on climate change

    L.A., Houston, Philadelphia mayors vow more action on climate change
    Mayors of three of the nation’s largest cities are pledging to take more action against climate change by implementing new projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions and persuading other leaders to do the same. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,...
  • Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democrats ahead of November's congressional elections, has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "are you better off than you were four years ago?" Framing the debate...
  • Democrat Giannoulias backs Republican Cross for state treasurer

    Democrat Giannoulias backs Republican Cross for state treasurer
    Former Democratic state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias on Sunday endorsed Republican Tom Cross over Democrat Mike Frerichs for the job of managing Illinois’ money. “While I’m not in politics anymore, and who I’m friends with and who...
  • U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL...
  • Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?

    PADUCAH Ky (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores...
  • Strong reasons to retain state justices

    California voters will see the names of three state Supreme Court justices and numerous Court of Appeal justices on their Nov. 4 ballots, a result of the state's hybrid system for keeping politics to a minimum in the court system while still granting...
  • Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]

    Affordable Care Act lies [Commentary]
    The man-made catastrophe known as the "Affordable Care Act" and "Obamacare" still lurks. And nobody should interpret the absence of daily negative headlines as a sign the law's myriad problems have been rectified, or that there is substance to Harry Reid'...