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  • Paul Ryan: 'No confidence or faith' Obama will do his job on immigration

    Influential Rep. Paul Ryan said "There is just no confidence or faith" that President Obama will enforce new immigration laws.

  • US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The rebound reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department followed a sharp 2.1 percent...

  • Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting on Wednesday, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said....

  • WellPoint 2Q tops Wall Street expectations

    NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed. It still beat Wall Street expectations, and the nation's second-biggest health insurer raised its profit expectations for the year. Its shares fell in...

  • Same-sex marriage vs. motherhood

    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.

  • Economic growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2014

    U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday morning. Real GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate, beating analysts' expectations and marking a sharp swing back toward economic expansion after the first quarter's contraction.

  • The July Crisis of 1914 echoes the modern phrase 'leading from behind'

    Military historian A. A. Nofi told me that in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm definitely believed the Austrians had won the diplomatic struggle over the murder of Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand. However, he failed "to fully grasp that the Austrians wanted a war to crush the Serbs."

  • Want a real anti-poverty plan? Stop amnesty!

    It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America's working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors.

  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act harms scientific research

    Markets do not automatically taint science. As with every other service the market provides, it is the anti-capitalist attitude that does more harm.

  • Health care spending growth nearly flat in second quarter, BEA says

    Health care spending was nearly flat in the second quarter, growing at a mere 0.7 percent rate, according to data released on Wednesday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Survey: US companies add 218,000 jobs in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that businesses hired at a healthy pace in July, though the job gains slowed from the previous month. Private employers added 218,000 jobs, down from 281,000 in June, payroll provider ADP said Wednesday. It was the fourth straight month of job gains...

  • Cheap, cynical, ugly and disgusting: NBC reporter hits White House for impeachment fundraising stunt

    NBC News' Chuck Todd criticized the White House on Wednesday morning for its most recent -- and desperate --fundraising ploy: Talking up the Republican Party's supposed plans to impeach President Obama.

  • Ukraine official: Rebels lay mines near crash site

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists who control it....

  • US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in second quarter after sharp contraction in winter.

  • Four reasons Congress may not pass the border bill before recess

    Though both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border before the August recess starts, a deal looks farther away than ever.



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