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  • Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on

    Chuck Hagel: The Asia pivot is still on
    Russian troops are massing menacingly on Ukraine's eastern border. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and 33,000 American troops fight on in Afghanistan. So where is Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed this week? To Hawaii — for a meeting with...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women

    Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women
    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for...
  • Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city

    Lawmakers, Armenians urge U.S. to investigate attack on Syrian city
    WASHINGTON – For Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the attack on a Syrian town that is home to descendants of the Armenian genocide was a painful reminder of the past. "I can’t help but think, 'Here we are again,'" said Eshoo, whose grandparents...
  • Pentagon to remove 50 nuclear missiles from silos

    Pentagon to remove 50 nuclear missiles from silos
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to remove 50 nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles from their silos over the next four years but not eliminate them from the U.S. arsenal, a move aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and...
  • Regulators act to require stronger bank capital

    Regulators act to require stronger bank capital
    WASHINGTON — Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown. The eight biggest banks will have to meet stricter measures for holding capital...
  • The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration

     The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration
    In case you missed it, here's what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to say last week when asked about people who come to America illegally to make better lives: "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy

    Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy
    WASHINGTON -- For over two hours, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the House Judiciary Committee were getting along unusually well. Even Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Holder’s arch-nemesis in Congress, pursued a relatively tame line of...
  • House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget

    House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget
    Some of them won't even make it past the June 3 primary election, but leading Republican candidates in hot congressional races in California are getting hammered over their party's budget proposals. The House Democrats' campaign arm has launched a...
  • Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits

    Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits
    America has seen some impressive winning streaks -- the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, the New York Yankees for half the 20thcentury, Tiger Woods until his wife caught him with his putter on the wrong green --– but few can surpass the string...