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A deepening political divide over Bowe Bergdahl POW swap

A deepening political divide over Bowe Bergdahl POW swap

A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers that up to 90 people…

Inside Obama’s decision to free Bowe Bergdahl

Inside Obama’s decision to free Bowe Bergdahl

For President Barack Obama, it seemed like the right thing to do, according to officials in his administration: Release five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison in return for Bowe…

It’s official: Runoff in Mississippi GOP primary

It’s official: Runoff in Mississippi GOP primary

Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel on Wednesday formally headed to a Republican Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, launching what is expected to be an expensive and…

Feds revive efforts to stop homegrown hate groups

Feds revive efforts to stop homegrown hate groups

The United States is reviving a law enforcement group to investigate those it designates as domestic terrorists, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one…

American POW released in Afghanistan

American POW released in Afghanistan

The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday, after he was dramatically freed in a swap deal…

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

Obama to Democrats: Vote in mid-term elections

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Democrats to vote in November elections, saying the chance to pass immigration reform is at risk if Republicans gain control of both houses of…

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

Obama’s new deportation policy: Lots of political risk

President Barack Obama’s decision on possible changes to U.S. deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who…

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on…

America today goes far beyond black and white

America today goes far beyond black and white

America is growing too complicated and mixed — very brown, I would say. Everyone is becoming everything. And the old man was a fool not to see it. Los Angeles…

Racism and hatred of government go hand and hand

Racism and hatred of government go hand and hand

Conservatives would like us to believe that hatred of government and racism are totally separate phenomena. That one has nothing to do with the other. They’re wrong. Resentment of the…