Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision enhances the rights of some

Regarding the April 3 front-page article “Conservatives make their mark”: The Supreme Court’s analysis overturning overall campaign contribution limits was simplistic. Accepting for the sake of argument that money is a form of free speech, the court ignored that our...

The cost of Obama’s false predictions

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Metro already is working to improve its adminstrative operations

Regarding the April 2 editorial “Off the rails”: Most people in the region know that Metro has been rebuilding its system after years of disinvestment and infrastructure decay. The public spotlight has been appropriately focused on safety and reliability, and so have we, as work...

In Maryland health-exchange fiasco, accountability still is missing

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Virginia is best site for FBI, politics aside

I write with concern regarding the March 31 editorial “A home for the FBI,” which presented the General Services Administration’s selection process for the relocation of the FBI as a Maryland-vs.-Virginia decision: The GSA, in partnership with the FBI, created a fair...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, one of them an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says the case raises serious...

Pollard talks latest twist in long legal US saga

WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of Jonathan Pollard nearly 30 years ago set off an emotional legal saga that has confronted American presidents and Israeli prime ministers, wound through the courts and divided those who say the convicted spy has paid his debt to society and...
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Kerry: It’s ‘reality check’ time for Mideast talks

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rabat, Morocco. The floundering Mideast peace process is at the verge of total collapse. A clearly distressed John Kerry says it’s “reality check time†and that “there are...
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US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession

Job seekers line up in the hundreds to attend a marijuana industry job fair hosted by Open Vape, a vaporizer company, in Downtown Denver, Thursday March 13, 2014. Organized to help meet growing staffing needs in the industry, the fair was attended by prospective employers ranging...
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Fort Hood gunman had argument with other soldiers

This undated image provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Army Spc. Ivan Lopez. Authorities said Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 others in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, before killing himself. Investigators believe his...