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  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his...
  • Richard M. Scaife, Mellon heir and newspaper publisher, dies at 82

    PITTSBURGH Richard M. Scaife, an heir to the Mellon fortune who became one of America's leading funders of conservative causes and the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, died Friday. He was 82. Scaife, whose fortune was estimated at $1.4...
  • 5 years after 'Appalachian Trail' scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

    WASHINGTON During a break in the recent congressional session, Mark Sanford sidled up to his pal Mick Mulvaney and sat next to him on a back bench in the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Cheshire cat's grin on his lean face. When...
  • I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.

    I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.
    Back in May, the right-wing Heritage Foundation launched the Daily Signal, which it said would be a paragon of nonpartisan "just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism."   I placed this in the you-gotta-be-kidding-me category. And this week, the...
  • Supreme Court says some businesses can ignore birth control mandate

    WASHINGTON In an ideological split that undercuts the 2010 health care law, a narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain business owners can reject on religious grounds the law's mandate to provide employees with birth control coverage....
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • The conscience of a conservative

    This year, from the Supreme Court to the sports pages, discussions of racism have dominated the news. But let's not kid ourselves and think this is all something new. When it comes to racial issues, the most unfairly maligned American of the last 50 years...
  • Americans will be persona non grata in region for decades

    WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Kerry recently floated a mind-numbing idea: to help turn back ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group that has seized control of more than a third of Iraq, the U.S. could enter a cooperative arrangement with the mullahs of...
  • Ex-Im Bank and the bigger fight against cronyism

    Few Americans know much about the Export-Import Bank, and yet this obscure government agency is currently the focus of intense debate in the nation's capital. So what gives? At the most practical level, lawmakers must decide whether to reauthorize Ex-Im'...
  • Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

    The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
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