- Malaysia Airlines pilots sometimes left cockpit door unlocked: U.S. businessman
- PHILLIPS: The benefits of defying ‘common wisdom’
- Judge strikes down Arkansas abortion law — nation’s toughest — as unconstitutional
- Court: Tenn. must recognize 3 same-sex marriages
- Russia claims to have downed U.S. drone over Crimea region; Pentagon denies
- John Daly shoots 90 at PGA Tour event: ‘I’m falling apart’
- Police: Man arrested in West Virginia may be linked to Alexandria killings
- Smile: Equipping cops with body-mounted cameras gains steam in Calif., N.Y.
- Obama to sign bill cutting taxpayer money for party conventions
- Half of Americans worried about second Cold War: poll
Latest Barack Obama Items
As the lame-duck session of Congress moves forward, the key issue is whether to continue the George W. Bush tax cuts beyond 2010. In the current economic environment harmed by deep unemployment, stubborn housing-market reports and low growth, any tax increases at any level of income would be a death blow to the nation's already dismal economic outlook. Nevertheless, the liberal class-warfare mantra espoused by Sen. Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Obama is that those earning more than $250,000 a year should be taxed at higher rates.
A key leader of Russia's democratic opposition said this week that Russians are unsure of President Obama's position on support for democracy and human rights in Russia.
Kara Rowland's Thursday Page One article "Anger spills over on drilling halt report" described how a series of basic keystrokes resulted in drastic editing changes to an offshore drilling report delivered to President Obama. Miss Rowland described how the report was tweaked by a White House staffer to misrepresent the recommendations of outside scientists and engineers, making it seem that they supported a moratorium.
With every passing day, Iran is getting closer to the bomb. Just how close, nobody who can talk about such things will say. But the United States has a moral imperative to exhaust every possible means of shutting down Iran's nuclear weapons program before we or our allies decide military action has become unavoidable.
The nation on Tuesday saluted its first living Medal of Honor winner of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, an Iowa sergeant who retrieved a wounded comrade under gunfire as the Taliban carried the stricken soldier away.
American conservatives are celebrating their sweep of the congressional midterm elections as a first step in reclaiming their beloved republic and halting its slide into Euro-socialist stupor. Unfortunately, there are troubling signs that the 2010 victory for constitutionalism (whose forces captured but one half of one branch of the national government) may be far too little, far too late.
He's the leader of the free world, and he's won a Nobel Peace Prize. But only now, by one measure, is Barack Obama finally truly famous:
Your Wednesday Web article "Census: Solo households continue to expand" reports that there are "fewer households made of a married couple with minor children (21 percent, down from 24 percent in 2000)." What makes this statistic particularly important are the companion statistics released recently showing that the overall U.S. nonmarital birth rate is around 41 percent while most strikingly, it is 72 percent among blacks. Given the worldwide trends to cut public expenditures (including health, education and welfare) and also the recently released preliminary report by President Obama's deficit-reduction commission, it is undeniably clear that these demographic trends are inherently nonsustainable.
Federal officials looking for more airwaves to deliver wireless broadband services are recommending that the government reallocate a sizeable chunk of radio spectrum currently used for naval radar systems and weather satellites.