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  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: America should not apologize for Hiroshima

    That said, there is a more visceral reason the answer to the second question must be no: Any other answer would defame Americans who endured unimaginable cruelty at Japanese hands.

  • Catherine Rampell: Congress should close tax loophole for rich

    Certain investment fund managers receive a performance fee called “carried interest.” It’s taxed at half the tax rate they would pay if it were ordinary income.

  • Amy Goodman: Obama should listen closely in Japan

    With each passing year, fewer and fewer survivors of the horrific attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain to provide eyewitness accounts.

  • Amy Goodman: Obama drives nuclear train wreck

    As with his pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Obama’s pledge to move the U.S. toward nuclear disarmament seems to have been abandoned.

  • With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

    When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home plate for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day on Tuesday, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for …

  • President Obama makes first visit to U.S. mosque

    President Barack Obama is meeting with Muslim-American leaders from around the country as he pays his first visit to a mosque in the United States.

  • First Fans: Obamas’ niece to play for Princeton in NCAAs

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Nothing unusual about players’ family members showing up in the crowd for NCAA tournament games, of course. In the case of Princeton freshman forward Leslie Robinson, …

  • McMorris Rodgers email asks whether U.S. should commit combat troops to fight ISIS

    Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers is polling supporters this morning via email on whether they want to see American troops committed to “defeat and destroy” Islamic State terrorists.

  • U.S., NATO allies to take on Islamic State

    NEWPORT, Wales – The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and they will take on the militants …

  • Judge tosses CdA woman’s lawsuit over NSA collection of cellphone data

    BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Coeur d’Alene woman against President Barack Obama regarding National Security Agency collection of cellphone information, but raised questions …

  • Presidential surprise

    Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. He paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington’s Friendship Park, where a …

  • Obama declares emergency for mudslide

    President Obama signed an emergency declaration to send federal aid to victims of the mudslide in Snohomish County.

  • OSU impresses Obama

    President Barack Obama stayed to the end of a thrilling game and Oregon State rewarded him with a surprising victory, holding off Maryland 90-83 Sunday night. Beavers coach Craig Robinson …

  • Obama won’t boycott

    President Barack Obama rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year despite several significant disputes with Russia. Obama said the United States was …

  • Vestal: What’s scary is this guy’s definition of what’s racist

    Isn’t Obama black and scary-looking? You know he’s black, right? And scary-looking, naturally. Nothing racist about pointing that out. Goes without saying. But hey – race relations are tricky and …

  • Obama uses Seattle visit to blast GOP budget plans

    President Barack Obama charged Sunday that the GOP vision of government would “fundamentally cripple America,” as he tried out his newly combative message on the liberal West Coast.

  • Froma Harrop: Most see a need for higher taxes

    Poll after poll shows that the American people want higher taxes. That’s not the same as liking higher taxes. The people have simply concluded that higher taxes are preferable to …

  • Obama counts Irish among his kin

    President Barack Obama found out years ago he had an Irish ancestor who fled the potato famine in 1850. He can now claim 28 living relatives who also descended from …

  • Tucson shooting defendant being held without bail

    The nation got its first look on Monday at the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Jared Loughner, head shaved, a cut above the right temple …

  • Obama says economic progress ‘painfully slow’

    President Barack Obama insisted today that the U.S. economy is showing improvement from the deepest recession in decades but conceded the “progress has been painfully slow.” He said he understands …

  • Obama rallies for Sen. Murray as voters hit polls

    President Barack Obama today stumped for Sen. Patty Murray on a three-day campaign swing for endangered Democrats, accusing Republicans of thwarting efforts to help small business owners by repeatedly blocking …

  • Tea party in the park

    There may be plenty of disagreement in political rallies of thousands, but Oakesdale resident Ken Hanson’s opinion on taxes is one that was nearly universal at Thursday’s Tea Party gathering …

  • Tea supporters turn out for a party

    There may be plenty of disagreement in political rallies of thousands, but Oakesdale resident Ken Hanson’s opinion on taxes is one that was nearly universal at Thursday’s Tea Party gathering …

  • President makes surprise stop in Afghanistan

    KABUL (AP) — President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday for a firsthand look at the 8-year-old war he inherited and dramatically escalated.

  • Obama wins bipartisan support from local delegation

    Vietnam War veteran Rep. Walt Minnick sat in the auditorium at West Point on Tuesday surrounded by men and women in cadet gray uniforms being told by a president they …

  • Muslims see shift in Obama speech, no breakthrough

    CAIRO— Muslim shopkeepers, students and even radical groups such as Hamas praised President Barack Obama’s address Thursday as a positive shift in U.S. attitude and tone. But Arabs and Muslims …

  • Spidey saves the president

    Marvel Comics wasted no time in offering its help to President Barack Obama, and in the process, the comic book publisher may have created a cult classic. Its latest edition …



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