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More than two dozen people were reportedly killed Monday in a string of bombings across Iraq that appeared to include sectarian and anti-government attacks. The deadliest of the bombings occurred in the village of Mouafaqiyah, northwest of Baghdad,...
No slavery is quite as pernicious as that which we impose on ourselves. That lofty point is brought to mind by two recent events that might seem to have no relationship to each other. I wish. One occurred on New Year's Day. Although you might have...
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...
Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Elections, Afghanistan, Politics, NATO
WASHINGTON (AP) — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases. The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped to an estimated 11.1 million last year...
Tags: Mexico, Social Issues, Jon Kyl, Immigration, Television Networks
WASHINGTON — What would happen to home values in the event that popular real estate deductions for mortgage interest and local property taxes were cut significantly? It's an issue you're likely to hear more about as Congress and the Obama...
Tags: Rentals, U.S. Congress, The Washington Post, Values, Politics
Baltimore's economic performance over the last year ranks it 179th among the 300 largest metropolitan economies worldwide, according to a new report that describes the region as "partially recovered" from the last recession. The Brookings Institution's...
Tags: Washington, DC
Richard Baum, a leading China expert at UCLA who founded a lively and influential Internet forum used by hundreds of scholars, diplomats, journalists and government officials to follow ideas and trends in contemporary Chinese politics, died Friday at...
WASHINGTON -- How long will it take to get to an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent? That's the target the Federal Reserve wants to reach before it begins raising interest rates. The best guess of top Fed officials is two and a half years from now or mid-...
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....
Tags: Benghazi, James Inhofe, Hillary Clinton, Libya, Politics
Is U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice an appropriate choice as President Obama's second-term secretary of State? Nearly 100 House Republicans have come out against Rice, joining several prominent GOP senators. Meetings on Capitol Hill this week appear not to...
More than 17,000 people have converged on the Qatari capital for the latest U.N. climate talks, but the most influential presence may be Sandy. The superstorm that ravaged the U.S. Northeast a month ago seared into the American consciousness an...
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