Michigan’s Ban On Preferential Treatment In College Admissions Stands

Michigan’s Ban On Preferential Treatment In College Admissions Stands

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday accorded vo ...

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Pentagon Orders 600 Troops To Eastern Europe, Criticizes Russia

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said Tuesday that it was sen ...

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Israelis, Palestinians Struggle For Way Forward As Deadline Nears

Israelis, Palestinians Struggle For Way Forward As Deadline Nears

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM -- With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations sti ...

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U.S. Must Have OK’d Transfer Of Missiles Seen In Syria Rebel Videos, Experts Say

U.S. Must Have OK’d Transfer Of Missiles Seen In Syria Rebel Videos, Experts Say

By Mitchell Prothero and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT -- The heavy anti-tank m ...

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Florida Is ‘Ground Zero’ For Sea Level Rise

Florida Is ‘Ground Zero’ For Sea Level Rise

Miami Beach (United States) (AFP) - Warm sunshine and sandy beaches make south Florida and its crown ...

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Removal Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Almost 90 Percent Complete, Monitor Says

Removal Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Almost 90 Percent Complete, Monitor Says

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — The Syrian government has shipped out almost 90 ...

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MH370 Relatives Reject Malaysian Conclusions On Plane

MH370 Relatives Reject Malaysian Conclusions On Plane

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government's ...

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Everest Guides Abandon Climbing Season After Deadly Avalanche

Everest Guides Abandon Climbing Season After Deadly Avalanche

Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climb ...

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Lower-Income Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep, Researchers Say

Lower-Income Teens Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times African-American high school students and boys in low- to middle- ...

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Russian Foundry Issues Coin Celebrating Putin’s Crimea Seizure

Russian Foundry Issues Coin Celebrating Putin’s Crimea Seizure

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times For anyone who blinked and missed Russian President Vladimir ...

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Ukraine Orders Military Operation Against Rebels After Biden Leaves

Ukraine Orders Military Operation Against Rebels After Biden Leaves

Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, ho ...

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Supreme Court Justices Cautious About Broadcasters’ Bid To Shut Aereo

Supreme Court Justices Cautious About Broadcasters’ Bid To Shut Aereo

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court justices sounded uncert ...

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Biden Vows U.S. Will Isolate Russia If Ukraine ‘Provocation’ Not Halted

Biden Vows U.S. Will Isolate Russia If Ukraine ‘Provocation’ Not Halted

Kiev (AFP) - US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russia of isolation if it continues to tr ...

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More Than 1,100 Migrants Intercepted Off Italy In 48 Hours

More Than 1,100 Migrants Intercepted Off Italy In 48 Hours

ROME — The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean ...

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New Syria Chemical Claims Emerge As Election Announced

New Syria Chemical Claims Emerge As Election Announced

Beirut (AFP) - New claims have emerged that President Bashar al-Assad's regime may have launched att ...

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Oklahoma Grapples With Death Penalty Issues After Court Ruling

Oklahoma Grapples With Death Penalty Issues After Court Ruling

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court has granted two death row inma ...

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Death Toll In South Korea Ferry Disaster Crosses 120

Death Toll In South Korea Ferry Disaster Crosses 120

Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose sharply ...

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Inspector General: Feds Didn’t Pass Polygraph Evidence Of Child Abuse To Investigators

Inspector General: Feds Didn’t Pass Polygraph Evidence Of Child Abuse To Investigators

By Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The nation’s spy satellite agency failed ...

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Police Can Stop Vehicles Based On Anonymous 911 Tips, Justices Rule

Police Can Stop Vehicles Based On Anonymous 911 Tips, Justices Rule

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld the authorit ...

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U.S. Will Stand By Ukraine In Face Of Russian Aggression, Biden Says

U.S. Will Stand By Ukraine In Face Of Russian Aggression, Biden Says

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The United States will stand by Ukrainians aga ...

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates New Section To Combat Chicago Violent Crime

U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates New Section To Combat Chicago Violent Crime

By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — When U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon took his post six mont ...

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Ban On Affirmative Action

By David Jesse, Detroit Free Press DETROIT — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban on using race i ...

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Seattle Boy Scouts Council Revokes Charter In Gay Scoutmaster Case

Seattle Boy Scouts Council Revokes Charter In Gay Scoutmaster Case

By Nancy Bartley, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The Seattle Boy Scouts of America council has revoked ...

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U.S. Explores A Wi-Fi Network For Cuba, But Denies It’s Operational

U.S. Explores A Wi-Fi Network For Cuba, But Denies It’s Operational

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald A program financed by the U.S. Agency for International Developm ...

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Kansas Governor Signs School-Finance Bill

Kansas Governor Signs School-Finance Bill

By Bryan Lowry, The Wichita Eagle Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school finance bill Monday that ...

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Biden Arrives In Ukraine As Militants Seize More Buildings In East

Biden Arrives In Ukraine As Militants Seize More Buildings In East

By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Joe Biden ...

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Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliv ...

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‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, ...

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Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage ...

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WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, released ...

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Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

by Lois Beckett, ProPublica. After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kin ...

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Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Just in time for the arrival of an El Niño that could make 2014 the hottest year ...

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U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

By Adam Baron, McClatchy Foreign Staff SANAA, Yemen — A series of U.S. governmen ...

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NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

Please, Mr. Bloomberg... leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium ...

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WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

The Republican Governors Association released one of the nastiest campaign ads o ...

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Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Could Republicans make the government run more like the app store on your smartp ...

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Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

As House Republicans continue to block any progress toward comprehensive immigra ...

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Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Attorney General Eric Holder infuriated Republicans earlier this month, when he ...

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Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

I have a question for George Will. If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. B ...

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De Blasio, Unbowed

De Blasio, Unbowed

NEW YORK -- To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is unbowed after some difficult mom ...

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The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

Income inequality will continue to rise unless we close the performance pay loop ...

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Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

With the happy news that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky expect their first c ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the ...

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Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young wom ...

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Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will eme ...

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For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

The Tennessee State Senate brokered a deal this week to move forward with a hotl ...

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A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be presid ...

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Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 midt ...

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LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

While Republicans have been plotting about what to do with control of the U.S. S ...

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Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authoritie ...

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This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, 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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Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represen ...

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Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

Boats ‘N Hoes PAC Draws Criticism, Subsequently Disbands

In a bit of news that seems unlikely to help the GOP's latest efforts to attract ...

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WATCH: Edward Snowden Quizzes Vladimir Putin On Russian Surveillance

WATCH: Edward Snowden Quizzes Vladimir Putin On Russian Surveillance

In their highest-profile interaction to date, fugitive U.S. intelligence contrac ...

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Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

NEW YORK -- The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential ele ...

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The Liberal Koch? Bloomberg Pledges $50 Million For Gun Reform

The Liberal Koch? Bloomberg Pledges $50 Million For Gun Reform

It's sometimes easy to forget that infamous conservatives like the Koch brothers ...

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