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  • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan disagree on who should be president

    As presidential running mates in 2012, Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan were occupationally required to agree on nearly everything. But they stumbled onto one area of disagreement Thursday: Who would make a better president? After Fox News' Megyn Kelly posed the question to the duo, Ryan...

  • Obama faces growing criticism of program giving cops grenade launchers

    President Obama hasn't waded into the escalating debate over the rapid militarization of local police departments. Politically, however, he can't stay silent for long.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Manahattan Moment: If we don't learn from Ferguson, there will be more such tragedies

    The virtue of disruption, academics and observers argue, is that it gives African Americans a crisis with which to bargain. But after 50 years, what has this bargain achieved, except to cultivate a community that excels in resentment?

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma:...

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.

  • Obamacare rates are rising once again

    Obama didn't promise that he would overhaul the health care system so that premiums would continue to increase each year, just as they did in the system that existed before he was elected, which he argued was unacceptable.

  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her decision after a federal judge ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry...

  • Is Obama getting a bum rap on the failed Foley rescue mission? Examiner Editorial

    After Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama and the White House were criticized for leaking classified information about the raid in what critics called an effort to harvest positive media attention. Some have leveled similar criticism regarding Wednesday's revelation that U.S....

  • Republicans support President Obama on Iraq more than Democrats

    Most Americans support the White House's limited airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq, with a majority of Republicans enthusiastically backing the effort, according to new Washington Post-ABC News survey.

  • GAO: Obama administration broke the law in Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap

    Pentagon officials broke the law by trading five imprisoned Taliban leaders for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress at least 30 days in advance and by using appropriated public funds for a different purpose, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

  • US housing recovery appears to be back on track

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because a harsh winter delayed...

  • What Ferguson --- and America --- needs is a white Republican for racial justice

    Barack Obama's presidency was supposed to usher in America's post-racial era. But Ferguson, Mo., shows that hope was perhaps too audacious.

  • Labor Department bans transgender discrimination in federal contracting

    On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."

  • It's okay to be sexist if you're a liberal attacking someone you disagree with

    Take Campbell Brown, an education advocate fighting for school choice and who wants to challenge teacher tenure.



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