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  • Analysis: How to talk about the Islamic State while running for president

    WASHINGTON The seemingly straightforward question of what to call the Islamic State, and the more difficult matter of how to fight it, will be defining issues of the 2016 presidential race. How to identify the group has, for some time, been a GOP...
  • Analysts stunned by report N. Korea used anti-aircraft fire to execute top official

    WASHINGTON Even for grizzled experts well steeped in the brutal and often bizarre ways of the North Korean regime, the method of execution employed for the secretive nation's late military chief seems extreme. Defense Minister Hyon Yong Choi reportedly...
  • Teen pregnancy visionary steps down

    Teen pregnancy visionary steps down
    One advantage to being a reporter is, people generally feel obliged to return your phone calls. Not always, but often enough that you can learn interesting and important things. Sarah Brown always returned my phone calls. The head of the National...
  • Senate Democrats block Obama-backed trade deal

    Even as President Obama's bid for a sweeping Pacific trade deal was dealt a stinging blow by lawmakers in his own party, there is growing support from the American public for expanding global commerce, particularly among Latinos and blacks whose influence...
  • Marco Rubio's hawkish foreign policy a centerpiece of his accelerating campaign

    WASHINGTON Sen. Marco Rubio, whose muscular foreign policy doesn't hesitate to exert U.S. influence or military might around the world, revved up an audience in South Carolina recently by referring to a line from the movie thriller "Taken." That's the...
  • States look to deliver relief as property taxes rise

    WASHINGTON With some of the highest median property taxes in the nation, it's no surprise that relief is at the top of many political agendas in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Counties that surround New York City in those three states account...
  • Jonathan Rauch: Chris Christie's political 'machine' is not such a bad thing

    Jonathan Rauch: Chris Christie's political 'machine' is not such a bad thing
    Here's a question whose answer may seem obvious, but isn't. Which is worse, a system in which political hacks can cause a massive traffic jam as a form of political payback, or a system in which it's a federal crime for political hacks to exact such...
  • In shadow of Baltimore riots, one woman's choice says a lot about the future

    BALTIMORE On the corner of Etting and Traction streets, three blocks from where Baltimore erupted in violence and looting, Barbara Young peered out of her tidy, immaculately maintained house. It was Tuesday afternoon, and people walked up her street,...
  • Bernie-nomics: How Sen. Sanders wants to handle the economy

    Does Bernie Sanders have a proposed economic platform for his presidential campaign? Sanders economic platform IS his presidential campaign. The Vermont senator, a self-described socialist and political independent who announced Wednesday that he'll seek...
  • Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

    In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out — and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban-American biography. Rubio has issued the most detailed economic agenda to aid the middle class, anchored by...
  • Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

    The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease...