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  • Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case

    Obama cancels California trip to make Syria case
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not travel to California next week so that he can press his case to members of Congress for a military strike against Syria, the White House announced. Obama was scheduled to address the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial...
  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • 30-year White House peace vigil threatened

    30-year White House peace vigil threatened
    WASHINGTON — For more than 30 years, Concepcion Picciotto has held vigil outside the White House, protesting nuclear weapons and calling for peace. But Thursday morning, it appeared that her decades-long protest was finally over. U.S. Park...
  • In America, not isolationism but skepticism

     In America, not isolationism but skepticism
    President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been. Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
  • 1956 photos of Sen. John F. Kennedy

     
    On Sep. 18, 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy arrived in Los Angeles for a series of campaign appearances and speeches for the Democratic party....
  • Families of gun violence victims make their case, again

    Families of gun violence victims make their case, again
    WASHINGTON – Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012, recounted Wednesday that it was not until the Connecticut school massacre five months later that she and her husband decided to...
  • In Washington, countdown to a shutdown

    In Washington, countdown to a shutdown
    "The American people don't want the government shut down, and they don't want Obamacare. The House has listened to the American people." That's what Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said at the GOP's victory rally Friday after the House voted to pass...
  • Bush backs immigration overhaul, but may not sway GOP lawmakers

    Bush backs immigration overhaul, but may not sway GOP lawmakers
    WASHINGTON — When House Republicans file into the Capitol on Monday to start thrashing out a response to the Senate's landmark immigration bill, former President George W. Bush will be presiding over a ceremony for new U.S. citizens at his newly...
  • Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won

    Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won
    In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis’s Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.” In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old...
  • Statue honoring WW II-era sex slaves coming to Glendale

    An 1,100-pound statue honoring hundreds of thousands of women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army decades ago is traveling by boat from South Korea and is just days away from arriving in Glendale. The memorial, like others on the East...
  • Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'

    Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'
    Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses. Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights. While many thought...