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  • U.S., allies plan tough battle to retake Iraqi city from Islamic State

    U.S., allies plan tough battle to retake Iraqi city from Islamic State
    Working from this sun-scorched desert base, U.S. and allied commanders are beginning perhaps the most perilous phase of their fight against Islamic State: an attempt to recapture Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from the entrenched militant forces....
  • Congress has right to hear Netanyahu

    Congress has right to hear Netanyahu
    In his commentary ("Boehner's unwise move," Jan. 28), Frederic B. Hill claims it was unwise for House Speaker John Boehner to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress because it shows deference toward him...
  • After year of relative peace on budget front, Obama's new plan sets up battle with Republicans

    After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works...
  • Congress has more important issues than NCAA

    What is U.S. Rep Dent's opinion of the McCutcheon campaign financing decision and also a federal budget that appears to offer a landslide of influential easy money that conveniently floats "re-election budgets"? I strongly suspect he chose a...
  • Corporate interests unite Sens. Toomey, Casey

    The constant refrain that elected Democrats and Republicans can't work together because of hyperpartisanship is a myth. The Morning Call reported that our U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (Democrat) and Pat Toomey (Republican) would back a repeal of the medical...
  • Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

    Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case
    When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-...
  • Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial

    Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday raised questions about whether his prosecutors systematically denied him evidence he could have used to defend himself last fall from campaign corruption charges and said he intends to seek a new trial. Rowland's...
  • House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat

    House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat
    House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale. They got one from President Obama,...
  • Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table

    Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table
    Chipping away at Obamacare is a top priority for the Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, and Sen. Pat Toomey has a front-row seat for shaping some of those proposals. Toomey, R-Pa., was named to lead the Senate Finance Committee's panel...
  • US considers adding Middle Eastern-North African category to 2020 census

    The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public...
  • Biden: Don't let GOP 'steal' credit for recovery

    Biden: Don't let GOP 'steal' credit for recovery
    PHILADELPHIA – Vice President Biden, speaking in Philadelphia Friday, said Democrats can't allow Republican to "steal" credit for the burgeoning recovery — and that his party must forcefully make the argument that their policies worked while...
  • Now the Republicans clamor for compromise?

    To the editor: When President Obama was first elected and Democrats also had control of Congress, Republicans were complimented for "standing on principle" when they opposed the economic stimulus and healthcare reform. Now that Republicans have control of...