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  • In Afghanistan election, three plausible presidents

    In Afghanistan election, three plausible presidents
    Negative early headlines about Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election are easy to imagine. Some candidates are already trying to foster a simplified view among Westerners that they can fail to make the likely second-round runoff only if there is...
  • Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks

    Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks
    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain....
  • Good for the Bushes and the Clintons, but not good for America

     Good for the Bushes and the Clintons, but not good for America
    A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...
  • Wyoming best, South worst for women candidates, study finds

    Wyoming best, South worst for women candidates, study finds
    Think of Wyoming and what comes to mind? Cowboys? Yellowstone Park? Thwarted dynastic ambitions? The number-crunchers at the University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics website analyzed more than 5,000 congressional elections over the last 25 years...
  • NSA would gain access to cellphone records under Obama plan

    NSA would gain access to cellphone records under Obama plan
    WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency would lose its authority to collect and hold years' worth of telephone calling records but gain access to cellphone information it currently lacks under an Obama administration proposal aimed at quieting...
  • U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says

    U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Saying that U.S. intelligence agencies have to "win back the trust, not just of governments but more importantly of ordinary citizens," President Obama confirmed that he will propose to Congress that the National Security Agency no longer...
  • Senate leader Reid drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid package

    Senate leader Reid drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid package
    WASHINGTON -- Bowing to Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that legislation to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine would move forward without a contested provision to expand the loan-making authority of the...
  • Ukraine loan package, Russian sanctions clear key Senate hurdle

    Ukraine loan package, Russian sanctions clear key Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and impose sanctions against Russia cleared a key Senate hurdle Monday, but Congress remained locked in a partisan fight over the details of the package. By a vote of 78-17,...
  • Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee

     Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee
    The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
  • Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson

    Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson
    As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012. That's why some of the top...