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  • Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

    Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare
    Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died Sept. 8 in Boston. He was 88.
  • Congress heads home to face voters with little to brag about

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress' reputation as one of the least productive ever. If lawmakers...

    U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Their basic dilemma is how to keep Iran from...

    Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests

    Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest lineup for Sunday morning: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter With Kansas?," will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS...

    Trudy Rubin: The gulf between Iran, U.S.

    When President Obama addressed the nation last week about building a coalition to fight ISIS, there was a critical word that he never mentioned. That word was Iran. The absence of the I-word was telling, because Shiite Iran is a crucial player in any...