France’s Colonial Hangover: Apologizing Abroad, Ignoring Injustice at Home

The recent visit of French President François Hollande to Algeria received praise for addressing the painful historical wounds that continue plaguing relations between the two countries. In doing so, Hollande acknowledged the “brutal and unjust” manner in which France treated its former Algerian colony — a sober recognition that pointedly stopped short of the full apology officials in Algiers have […]

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White House Meeting a Last Stab at a Fiscal Deal

Congressional leaders have arrived at the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and steep spending cuts. House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi arrived at the White House separately for the […]

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Obama Back from Hawaii, Congress Bickers on Cliff

President Barack Obama returned to the White House on Thursday from a vacation shortened by government gridlock while congressional Democrats and Republicans snarled across a partisan divide without evidence of compromise on a year-end “fiscal cliff” that threatened across-the-board tax increases and cuts to government programs. Adding to the woes confronting the middle class was a pending spike of $2-per-gallon […]

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Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Picked to Fill Senate Seat

Hawaii‘s lieutenant governor and former head of President Obama’s 2008 election effort there has been named the state’s newest U.S. senator, a choice that went against the dying wish of revered longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye. Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Brian Schatz to the post Wednesday, instead of Inouye choice U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. The 40-year-old Schatz, a former state representative […]

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after suffering “a series of setbacks,” including a stubborn fever, his spokesman said. In a brief email Wednesday, Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman in Houston, said the 88-year-old former leader had been admitted Sunday to the ICU at Methodist Hospital. McGrath said Bush, the […]

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