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  • Secret Service under pressure after fence jumper incident

    Members of Congress insisted Sunday that the Secret Service improve its procedures after an Army veteran, apparently suffering from mental problems, jumped a fence and managed to make it into the White House residence. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),...
  • Secret Service faces new scrutiny following White House breach

    The Secret Service is stepping up its patrols around the White House after an intruder was able to scale the fence Friday and make it all the way into the building before being wrestled to the ground by security officers. In a statement Saturday...
  • U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build...
  • U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL...
  • Our say: Congress producing `messages,' not laws

    Perhaps you agree with Congress' decision last week to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, the fanatics whose videotaped beheadings and mass killings have appalled the civilized world. Perhaps you disagree. But...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • No quick fix in U.S. bid to end reliance on Russian rocket engines

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors got a boost this week when Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos unveiled a new engine project, but officials and industry insiders say it will take years and hundreds of...
  • Religion is key to our free society [Letter]

    This is in response to Nan Nelson's Sept. 16 letter to the editor, "History of traditions proves self-serving." Nelson states that we are "experiencing culture change regarding old traditions and First Amendment rights." The First Amendment states...
  • Extend Children's Health Insurance Program

    Given the political logjam in our nation's capital, it is a pleasure to see Congress introduce legislation on an important issue: the extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It is even better to note the leadership role of...
  • America must stand against Putin's plan targeting Ukraine

    America must stand against Putin's plan targeting Ukraine
    The recent ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists may slow the casualty count in Ukraine, but likely only temporarily. And, Sunday's well-attended public rally in Moscow against Russia's involvement in Ukraine, including...
  • Fond Farewell to Jeter, Big Sugar, and God: Letters

    Fond Farewell to Jeter, Big Sugar, and God: Letters
    Fond Farewell to Jeter This month, the career of Derek Jeter will come to an end after 20 stellar years with the New York Yankees. All athletes — professional, collegiate and amateur — can learn so much from the way Jeter conducted himself...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...