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Iraqi peshmega forces enter Kobani through Turkey

SURUC, Turkey — A vanguard force of Iraqi peshmerga troops entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey on Thursday, part of a larger group of 150 fighters that the Kurds hope will turn back an offensive by militants of the Islamic State group.

October 30, 2014 12:49 pmLoading…
Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department.

October 29, 2014 3:26 pmLoading…

Al-Qaida, Islamic State appear to be mending rift

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida’s overtures to the renegade Islamic State seeking to reunite and fight the West. While a full reconciliation is not on the horizon, there is evidence the two groups have curtailed their feud and are cooperating on the Syri…

October 29, 2014 1:41 pmLoading…

4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation.

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Bewildered bystander Obama fuels aura of angst

Bewildered bystander Obama fuels aura of angst

Amid crises, nation expects not miracles but competence from the White House.

October 23, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment

Beneath McConnell's chilly exterior burns indignation about the degradation of the Senate.

October 22, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day  *

Big issues remain as Legislature enters final day *

Members of the House of Representatives work toward adjournment while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on May 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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Obama weighing executive action on guns

Obama weighing executive action on guns

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the last news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

WASHINGTON  •  President Barack Obama’s choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until President Barack Obama’s administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassad…

January 08, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: It's our system on the cliff

The United States faces a crisis in our political system because the Republican Party, particularly in the House of Representatives, is no longer a normal, governing party.

December 26, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Obama's call for action against gun violence

Obama's call for action against gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting, during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House on Dec. 19 in Washington. (AP Photo/ E…

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Guest editorial: Unimaginable sorrow

The following editorial appeared in the Hartford Courant on Dec. 16. It is excerpted here:

December 18, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest editorial: Tragedy, but no surprise

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

December 18, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

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