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  • Obama slows US troop pullout from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON The U.S. will maintain 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year as President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the pace of withdrawal and give the war-torn country more time to secure itself. Obama, who had hoped to bring...
  • Joe Biden is Democrats' 2016 understudy, in the wings in case Hillary Clinton falters

    Joe Biden is Democrats' 2016 understudy, in the wings in case Hillary Clinton falters
    Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition that fired him to run when he was 44 or 64 has...
  • Cruz targets conservatives as he starts White House run

    Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights — and to imagine they can make that happen by...
  • Worry about the precious liberty to (not) vote

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, March 24: Last Wednesday, answering a question at a town hall meeting in Cleveland, President Barack Obama tossed out the idea of making voting mandatory in the United States....
  • Sen. John Cornyn: Why I was one of 47 senators to sign the letter to Iran

    With its relentless quest for nuclear weapons, the Iranian regime represents a serious and growing threat to our national security. Sadly, our nation's ability to counter that very threat is being hamstrung by another problem President Barack Obama's...
  • 'Godfather' money rules Nigeria vote as lawmakers outearn Obama

    ABUJA, Nigeria When Okey Onwa decided to run for a seat in Nigeria's House of Representatives, a ruling party leader laid out the terms to the 52-year-old lawyer. He would have to pay 2 million naira ($10,048) as an expression of interest and sign...
  • What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?

    What are Ted Cruz's chances against other Republicans in 2016?
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no "seriously considering," no "weighing options," none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk...
  • Where They Stand: Ted Cruz on key issues of 2016 campaign

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his 2016 campaign for president Monday, hoping to energize the evangelical wing of the Republican Party and supplement his already strong support among tea party and grassroots conservatives. Here's a snapshot of where Cruz...
  • New pro-trade board will sharpen Dems' divide on the issue

    President Barack Obama's allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. The effort will sharpen differences between the Democratic Party's liberal and pro-business...
  • Cruz's fiery message has limited appeal to some in GOP

    Ted Cruz gives a rousing speech. The former college debate champion can energize a crowd of 10,000 evangelicals at a basketball arena as easily as he can captivate a few dozen inside a New Hampshire cafeteria. He's proven in the Senate he's got the...
  • Obama haters, guns on campus and water: Letters

    Obama haters, guns on campus and water: Letters
    Red meat for haters Saturday's Sentinel commentary, "A carnival of chaos in U.S. government," by Victor Davis Hanson presents a trite review of events he thinks proves that "no one seems to be in charge at the White House. And that has terrified...