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Biden and anti-war Dems

Biden and anti-war Dems

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to this politically influential heartland state is bringing him up close to his own party’s opposition to the White House’s endorsement of possible military action…

U.S. and Russia reach agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons

U.S. and Russia reach agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria‘s chemical weapons after the third day…

White House to unions: No subsidies on health plans

Low-income workers on union health plans are not eligible for the same federal subsidies available to those who buy insurance in the new state health care marketplaces, the White House…

Thousands illegally received $1.3 billion in disability payments

Thousands illegally received $1.3 billion in disability payments

Social Security made $1.3 billion in potentially improper disability payments to people who had jobs when they were supposed to be unable to work, congressional investigators said in a report…

After Syria debacle, can Obama regain any momentum?

After Syria debacle, can Obama regain any momentum?

With a military strike against Syria on hold, President Barack Obama tried Thursday to reignite momentum for his second-term domestic agenda. But his progress could hinge on the strength of…

U.S. has three times more chemical weapons than Syria

U.S. has three times more chemical weapons than Syria

Three decades after the United States started destroying its own chemical weapons, the nation’s stockpile stands at more than 3,000 tons — about three times what the U.S. now says…

Lost in translation or lack of trust? Kerry wasn’t sure

Lost in translation or lack of trust?  Kerry wasn’t sure

Something got lost in translation between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday — and it served to illustrate the level of distrust…

A lot still riding on outcome of Syria weapons talks

A lot still riding on outcome of Syria weapons talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that prospects for a resumption in the Syrian peace process are riding on the outcome of…

AFL-CIO steps up attacks on Obamacare

AFL-CIO steps up attacks on Obamacare

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation…

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Obama’s many public relations blunders

Some of President Barack Obama’s top allies say the president misread a few crucial political forces when he asked Congress to support his bid to strike Syria. Chief among Obama’s…