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Petty clampdown on McDonald's is bad for Russia

Petty clampdown on McDonald's is bad for Russia

Aggressive actions backed, but going after fast-food chain is dumb, petty ploy.

October 23, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON — HealthCare.gov’s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can’t be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

October 23, 2014 9:26 amLoading…

Scottsbluff airport board picks new carrier

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — The Scottsbluff airport board has selected a new carrier it wants for subsidized flights to Denver International Airport, replacing the airline that's canceled several flights over the past year.

October 23, 2014 9:15 amLoading…

States are taking away your driver's license in the name of 'social engineering'

Every once in a while, someone would come into Jud McMillin's office in Brookville, Indiana, and complain they'd been out boating on the nearby reservoir and had been ticketed for drinking beer. The Indiana state representative is a conservative Republican in a conservative state and, as suc…

October 22, 2014 12:53 pmLoading…

White House: Don't guess on immigration

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about the president’s changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and res…

October 22, 2014 12:36 pmLoading…
No more deals with Cuba

No more deals with Cuba

Ending trade embargo should be exchanged for genuine liberty for its people.

October 21, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

Can health-care stock funds stay on top?

No guarantees, but health care stocks have held up better than others during downturns.

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Why the time of great American leadership is over

Historian John Keegan made the stunning assertion that the story of much of the 20th century was a tale of six men.

October 15, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

September 09, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…
Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

Defense nominee Hagel lays out stand on Iran

President Barack Obama listens in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, where he announced that he is nominating Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan, center, as the new CIA director; and former Nebraska Sen…

January 09, 2013 3:26 pmLoading…

House sets vote for Sandy aid after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.

January 03, 2013 5:38 amLoading…

George Will: The door-opener to America

At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is the 150th anniversary of “the first comprehensive immigration law.” This is how the Homestead Act of 1862 is described by Blake Bell, historian at the Homestead Nat…

December 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…
Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

FILE - This Nov. 1, 2012 file photo shows former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel speaking in Omaha, Neb. He's a contrarian Republican moderate and a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. And he's likely to endorse a more rapid troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Hagel, President Barack Obama…

December 17, 2012 2:12 amLoading…

Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

December 16, 2012 9:25 amLoading…

George Will: Cultivating our bewitchment

Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of Barack Obama’s promise of a “balanced” deficit-reduction plan — substantial spending cuts to accompany revenue increases. Obama made short shrift of that promise when…

December 05, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

WASHINGTON •  The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…

Republicans' leverage on tax cuts for the rich

Did you think the election was going to end uncertainty over the future course of U.S. economic policy? Dream on. There are at least three ways the standoff over the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January — could play out.

November 22, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

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