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By Donald Lambro
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Journalists love nothing more than small events that yield big speculations and fancy headlines. Such was the case with President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. The moment spawned close to 3,400 news accounts within four hours, the headlines rife with question marks and wishful conclusions. A minuscule sampling:
Once, the nation was all about "hope and change." Now, the White House simply hopes for some change upon confronting these numbers of woe: 54 percent of American voters disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, 39 percent approve.
Baptisms, which have been on the decline, might be making a comeback because of the royal family.
As the U.S. government reportedly plans to cut back significantly on its aid to Egypt against the wishes of key Arab allies and Israel, a question looms over the American relationship with one of the most important countries in the region: Who lost Egypt?
The press has proclaimed that it's the moment of truth for Sen. Ted Cruz — the day of reckoning, the week that will make or break his career. Or words to that effect. Journalists have pulled out the handy dramatic narrative that places the Texas Republican in a high stakes trial by fire as he seeks to defund the Affordable Care Act, while keeping the federal government open for business.
| Like it or not, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the face of economic austerity around the world. To the rest of Europe, particularly struggling economies to the south such as Greece and Italy, Mrs. Merkel's rigid financial reforms are deeply unpopular, slashing social welfare nets and raising unemployment to record levels in an effort to get these countries to "take their medicine" and fix their out-of-control budgets.
Robbie George is one of the policy leaders who are speaking out about the fate of Egypt’s Coptic Christians while the country wades deeper into political uncertainty.
The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Tuesday that it is too early to tell whether his party can take over the House in the 2014 election but that he is confident the issue of Syria will not stand in its way.
Anticipating a move by the White House to appease unions, top House Republicans asked Congress' auditors to estimate how much it would cost to provide Obamacare subsidies to workers who use multi-employer health plans.
Every day thousands of Syrians flee their homes and cross borders seeking refuge in neighboring countries. Often they end up in places like Zaatari, a camp in Jordan where 130,000 Syrian refugees are digging in for the long haul.
The chief of America's top labor group said Thursday that President Obama's health care law is a step in the right direction but it "wasn't thought completely through" and he is speaking to the White House about how to fix it.
A "living wage" bill that has sparked a running tiff between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and D.C. lawmakers is expected to reach the desk of Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Friday.
Multiple Christian columnists have recently written about applying the faith-promoting power of scriptures in ways that can help parents cope with the hectic routines of a new school year.
If the Obama administration is indeed waging a "war on coal," as its critics contend, then newly minted Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz aims to build a bridge between the opposing camps.
Newly minted Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Thursday downplayed his role in deciding whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline will be built.