September 15, 2014

Can Congress Be Responsible?

By: E. J. Dionne
Can Congress Be Responsible?
September 15, 2014

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

By: Jonathan Bernstein
Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories
Justice Department Launches New Program To Identify U.S. Extremists

Justice Department Launches New Program To Identify U.S. Extremists

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. a ...

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Medal Of Honor Awarded To 2 Men Who Served In Vietnam War

Medal Of Honor Awarded To 2 Men Who Served In Vietnam War

By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times President Barack Obama awarded two men the Medal of Honor on ...

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Obama’s Request To Arm Syrians Faces Skepticism Before Congress Votes

Obama’s Request To Arm Syrians Faces Skepticism Before Congress Votes

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's request for Congre ...

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GM Settles With 19 Families In Ignition Deaths Case, More Expected

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- The number of deaths from accidents caused by General ...

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Student Suicide: School Says Bullying Policy ‘Fully Enforced’

Student Suicide: School Says Bullying Policy ‘Fully Enforced’

By Tiffany Walden, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- The parents of a boy who killed himself at scho ...

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Natural Gas Contaminated Drinking Water In Texas, Study Says

Natural Gas Contaminated Drinking Water In Texas, Study Says

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Natural gas production near homes in a Te ...

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Top Iran Leader Says No Cooperation With United States Over Islamic State

Top Iran Leader Says No Cooperation With United States Over Islamic State

By Ramin Mostaghim, Patrick J. McDonnell, and Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran h ...

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Creditor Syncora Reaches Detroit Bankruptcy Deal, Issues Apology

Creditor Syncora Reaches Detroit Bankruptcy Deal, Issues Apology

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- Detroit's stiffest bankruptcy opponent -- a bond insu ...

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Iraq Wins Pledge Of Military Support Against IS Militants

Iraq Wins Pledge Of Military Support Against IS Militants

Paris (AFP) -- The world's top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic ...

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained For ‘Basic Police Work,’ LAPD Says

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Detained For ‘Basic Police Work,’ LAPD Says

By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who ...

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Typhoon Kills Eight, Displaces Nearly 18,000 In Philippines

Typhoon Kills Eight, Displaces Nearly 18,000 In Philippines

By Girlie Linao, dpa MANILA -- Typhoon Kalmaegi killed eight people and displaced nearly 18,000 peop ...

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700 Migrants Feared Dead Following Two Shipwrecks Off Libya, IOM Says

700 Migrants Feared Dead Following Two Shipwrecks Off Libya, IOM Says

By Alvise Armellini and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa Nearly 700 migrants may have died in two recent shipwrec ...

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Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension: Reports

Rice Will Appeal Indefinite Suspension: Reports

Baltimore (AFP) -- Ray Rice, the National Football League star banned indefinitely after video of hi ...

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Southern States Create A New Face Of AIDS

Southern States Create A New Face Of AIDS

By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline.org New Yorker Deadra Malloy was diagnosed with HIV in 1988, but she rema ...

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Texas Schools Pressed To Accommodate Influx Of Young Immigrants

Texas Schools Pressed To Accommodate Influx Of Young Immigrants

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON -- A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle S ...

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Fed To Tweak Message In Policy Meeting: Analysts

Fed To Tweak Message In Policy Meeting: Analysts

Washington (AFP) -- The Federal Reserve is expected to maintain its slow march toward a normal monet ...

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Nation’s New Arts Promoter-In-Chief Knows The Landscape

Nation’s New Arts Promoter-In-Chief Knows The Landscape

By Maria Recio, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The new offices of the National Endowment ...

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Obama To Ask For $88 Mn To Boost Anti-Ebola Effort

Obama To Ask For $88 Mn To Boost Anti-Ebola Effort

Washington (AFP) -- President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to approve his request for $88 mill ...

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Consensus Grows That Bed Rest Could Hurt Pregnant Women

Consensus Grows That Bed Rest Could Hurt Pregnant Women

By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal me ...

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Shortage Of In-Home Dialysis Solution Worries Patients

Shortage Of In-Home Dialysis Solution Worries Patients

By Stuart Pfeifer and Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times Unlike the hundreds of thousands of Americans ...

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‘All Bases Covered’ In Coalition Bid To Crush IS

‘All Bases Covered’ In Coalition Bid To Crush IS

Washington (AFP) -- "All bases are covered" in a U.S.-led multinational coalition against the Islami ...

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Hillary Clinton Returns To Iowa, Drops Hints About 2016 Intentions

Hillary Clinton Returns To Iowa, Drops Hints About 2016 Intentions

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to I ...

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Evacuations Of 1,000 People After Forest Fires Near Yosemite

Evacuations Of 1,000 People After Forest Fires Near Yosemite

Los Angeles (AFP) -- A thousand people were evacuated near Yosemite National Park in central Califor ...

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Senate Candidate In Kansas Is A Serial Business And Political Entrepreneur

Senate Candidate In Kansas Is A Serial Business And Political Entrepreneur

By Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star Greg Orman once lent money to actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynold ...

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The Palin Family Brawl

The Palin Family Brawl

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An Apple A Day — Or Many

An Apple A Day — Or Many

It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and for good reason. Apples are low in fat ...

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Another Scotch Verdict

Another Scotch Verdict

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Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Se ...

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How Not To Get Your Country Back

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial ...

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Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) want to repeal the Emancipation Proclamation? It d ...

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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Ar ...

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Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was d ...

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WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new TV ad on Mond ...

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Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English lang ...

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Can Congress Be Responsible?

Can Congress Be Responsible?

WASHINGTON -- There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress o ...

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Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- It’s terrific that we have six polling aggregators ...

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Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the str ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Democrats can win control of the House of Representatives, governorships and man ...

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Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

The Invisible Bridge is the third and weightiest installment in Rick Perlstein’s ...

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Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- Ignorance is not a suitable defense. That was what ...

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Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

If you own a share of a company, how much information about the company are you ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Is A Nazi/Communist/Socialist, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Big Business Should Be Saying Thanks To Obama

Big Business Should Be Saying Thanks To Obama

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times It was widely noticed two weeks ago that t ...

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ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

ISIS: Republican Reaction To Obama Speech Reveals Much — About Them

Within minutes after President Obama concluded his strong and sensible address e ...

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The Importance Of Ignoring Dick Cheney

The Importance Of Ignoring Dick Cheney

President Obama has taken to heart at least two hard-won lessons from nearly six ...

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Do We Need A Place Called Home?

Do We Need A Place Called Home?

There's this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to m ...

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The New Politics Of Foreign Policy

The New Politics Of Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, the views of Americans on foreign policy hav ...

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We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into uncon ...

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2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

2013 Sees Record High Of Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Greenhouse gas concentrations have been on the rise since they were first studie ...

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Auditioning For The Electorate

Auditioning For The Electorate

Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is li ...

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Poll: Kentucky Senate Race Is ‘Down To The Wire’

Poll: Kentucky Senate Race Is ‘Down To The Wire’

The race between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic chall ...

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Ode To A Basset Hound

Ode To A Basset Hound

We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred ...

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Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: can w ...

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Help Wash Formaldehyde Out Of Babies’ Hair

Help Wash Formaldehyde Out Of Babies’ Hair

In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sa ...

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WATCH: How Not To Introduce A Candidate

WATCH: How Not To Introduce A Candidate

One might think that by now, Republicans would have learned that the Sununu fami ...

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