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Nation May 20Obama frames global warming as national security threat
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.
Politics May 12Here’s a look at emerging buzzwords from the 2016 presidential campaign
Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. And it's not just Democrats insisting that the nation must deal with it firmly and fast.
Politics Jan 28Who are the Koch brothers?
David and Charles Koch are two of the richest men in American and they largely shy away from the spotlight. But when it comes to money in politics, they are two of the biggest players. Who are they and how…
Politics Jan 23What issues roil Washington? Obama’s veto threats are clues
The veto threats that President Obama has issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the…
Politics Jan 16Can new tactics sell the State of the Union to the YouTube generation?
WASHINGTON — The State of the Union just isn't what it used to be.
Politics Dec 28What will Obama’s final two years as president bring?
The Yes-We-Can man is entering a twilight of maybes, his presidency still driven by high ambitions but his power to achieve them running out.
Politics Dec 25Are Americans comfortable with political dynasties?
The Bush and Clinton families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. It turns out that even though Americans profess to reject dynasties, in politics they're quite comfortable with familiar names.
Nation Nov 20Five things to watch in Obama’s immigration speech
WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone. Just how far does he go? Who's going to be covered?…
Politics Sep 20‘A desire to be recognized’: Why have Americans joined the Islamic State?
Their reasons for joining an extremist cause a half-world away are as varied as their geography and life stories.
Nation Jul 03The ‘corporations are people’ doctrine is a real legal concept
"Corporate personhood" is a principle has been lurking in U.S. law for more than a century, and the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, gave it more oomph this week when it ruled that certain businesses are entitled to exercise…