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  • At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her...
  • Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops....
  • Obama caught in a Catch-22 in Syria

    WASHINGTON -- In reluctantly deciding to take the fight against the terrorist Islamic State into Syria, President Obama finds himself caught in a political and military version of "Catch-22." He is poised to launch heavy air attacks on the Islamic...
  • Will Congress renew tax relief for homeowners' debt forgiveness?

    Will Congress renew tax relief for homeowners' debt forgiveness?
    Congress is back from its summer vacation, so the burning financial question on thousands of homeowners' minds right now is this: Are you guys finally going to help out consumers who are underwater on their mortgages, many of whom face crushing federal...
  • U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says

    U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says
    Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by...
  • Expand Florida exports for higher-wage jobs: Editorial

    Expand Florida exports for higher-wage jobs: Editorial
    Exports from Florida supported more than 275,000 jobs in 2013, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That sure sounds like good news. But Florida was far behind the top states — Texas, with 1.1 million jobs, and...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Hillary's "steak" is not well done

    Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: "...she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think." Liberals have...
  • Congress should modernize tax code this year

    Many of my colleagues in Congress insist we should pass legislation to stop or dissuade corporate inversions. I agree. But as we do so, let us first be clear about the actual consequences and motivations of these transactions and, second, let's solve...
  • Michael Smerconish: Congress needs to take a stand on Islamic State fight

    While President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there's something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It's time for Congress to have an up-or-...
  • US airlines and the great reclining seat wars

    There's an old "Seinfeld" episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells them she can bump one of them into first class. Jerry immediately takes the offer, explaining to Elaine that he's flown in first class...
  • Medal of Honor awarded to two soldiers from Vietnam War

    Medal of Honor awarded to two soldiers from Vietnam War
    On March 11, 1966, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and his squad of Green Berets found themselves atop a hill, in the dark, in the middle of a jungle in central Vietnam. They had endured days of battle with North Vietnamese troops off the Ho Chi...