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  • Senate bill takes aim at Redskins

    Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Tuesday that she will introduce a bill to strip the NFL's tax-exempt status over its failure to force the team to change its name, which many Native Americans find offensive.

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. "To...

  • Analysts now see Democrats keeping Senate

    Independent political analysts are feeling more bullish about Democrats' chances of keeping the Senate. That's a dramatic change from last week, when most predictions put the Republican gain at either six or seven Senate seats.

  • Obama's prickly narcissism precludes self-assessment

    Only when the Islamic State was charging through the countryside beheading, crucifying and enslaving did Obama bestir himself to notice that the Maliki government had created the conditions for this disaster.

  • NATO commander: Budget cuts hurt military's efforts to counter Russia

    Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said he has asked for a review of budget cuts that have led to the decline of forces based on the continent in response to recent Russian aggression against Ukraine and threats to other nations.

  • Republicans introduce bill to hobble NLRB

    Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board, saying it has become a tool of special interests.

  • VIDEO: Bobby Jindal calls Obama administration 'science deniers'

    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called the Obama Administration "science deniers" while speaking at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday morning before laying out his own plan for the future of science and technology.

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...

  • Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme." The CFPB is seeking more than $500 million for borrowers who used the for-profit education company's private student loans. The CFPB says that...

  • Scottish independence --- a bad idea whose time may be coming

    In an unusual statement supposedly made spontaneously to well-wishers after a Scottish church service, Queen Elizabeth II urged Scottish voters to think "very carefully about the future." Good advice.

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • Brown signs bills seeking to regulate groundwater for first time in drought-parched California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brown signs bills seeking to regulate groundwater for first time in drought-parched California.

  • Jindal lays out a 2016 campaign agenda, decision in November

    Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.

  • Joint Chiefs chairman won't rule out U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Jindal raises visibility for 2016 presidential bid

    At a breakfast Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hinted at running for president in 2016, saying "there's no reason to be coy" about it.



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