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Time to reign in militarization of police?

Time to reign in militarization of police?

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to…

Obama steps into middle of another racial incident

Obama steps into middle of another racial incident

For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first black…

Obama: Airstrikes, humanitarian aid continue in Iraq

Obama: Airstrikes, humanitarian aid continue in Iraq

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised to expand U.S. humanitarian relief to Iraqis threatened by the advancing army of the Islamic State militants. He took credit for alleviating the genocide…

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Alaska’s Miller will back winner of GOP primary

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Miller said he will support the eventual GOP nominee if he doesn’t win Tuesday’s primary. For months, Miller, a tea party favorite, said he would…

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

Animals in political ads: It’s a jungle out there

It’s a jungle out there in political television advertising, what with parrots, chicks, dogs and pigs taking turns in commercials that bite and scratch in a way no nonpartisan pet…

Can Clinton and Obama shurg off foreign policy shift?

Can Clinton and Obama shurg off foreign policy shift?

In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered…

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar…

Bitterness threatens Alaska GOP Senate primary race

Bitterness threatens Alaska GOP Senate primary race

Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.…

Congress comes on board with Obama on Iraq intervention

Congress comes on board with Obama on Iraq intervention

Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week…

Failure to commicate over planned immigrant releases

Failure to commicate over planned immigrant releases

Government officials decided to release more than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 strictly for budget reasons and didn’t tell the Homeland Security secretary about the plan, according to an…