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 Cornell College students listen as Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a Democratic presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Get to work and keep paying into our trust funds.


Posted at 4:49 p.m.
 President Barack Obama addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Behind the president is UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, and Sam Kutesa, right, President of the United Nations General Assembly.

For the first time during his stewardship of the war on terrorism — or whatever it is called nowadays — Obama at least sounds single-minded.


Posted at 3:41 p.m.
 In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, photo, released by the U.S. Air Force, a pair of U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle flies over northern Iraq, after conducting airstrikes in Syria. U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

If Obama and Congress had agreed to impose immediate new federal burdens on American taxpayers before launching this latest war, public attention would be greater and resistance would be stronger. We would at least have had a real debate.


Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.
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 President Barack Obama, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, walks off after speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House to announce Holder is resigning, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S.  attorney general.
Posted on Sept. 30, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

Kennedy, who spoke of those who braved "the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society," would understand the risks that Holder ran.

 President Barack Obama applauds as Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, as it is announces Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (
Posted on Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Attorney General Eric Holder has picked the perfect time to resign, in terms of his own self-interest. He will have two years in which to cash in with lucrative fees on the lecture circuit and to make a big-bucks book deal.

 Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Several hundred students walked out of class Thursday in the fourth straight day of protests in Jefferson County.
Posted on Sept. 29, 2014 at 10:13 a.m.

Censoring history is an act of cowardice. The Colorado demonstrations suggest that some of us, at least, are still brave enough for the truth.

 Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue  in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.  The march, along with similar gatherings scheduled in other cities worldwide, comes two days before the United Nations Climate Summit, where more than 120 world leaders will convene for a meeting aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Posted on Sept. 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate it.

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Posted on Sept. 28, 2014 at 11:15 a.m.

AARP has launched a new site that helps people report and learn about scams that people have experienced in your area.

 The U.S. Constitution lays out a vision for this country's limited government.
Posted on Sept. 28, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Columnist Richard Leib pays homage to the U.S. Constititution

 In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Columnist Dana Milbank looks at how liberals are or aren’t protesting Obama.

 U.S. President Barack Obama chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.  Obama implored world leaders to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its
Updated on Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Columnist Dana Milbank reflects on what Obama is doing with Syria.

 Tolson basketball coach Shaneal Mackey (right) helps Trevaun Ulmer with his shot during the Tolson Center basketball camp Friday August 8, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Columnist Jason Moreno says it’s by mentoring and investing time.

 Newly appointed Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks to the media after it was announced that he would replace Cardinal Francis George, retiring leader of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese during a news conference in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 12:48 p.m.

The appointment of Bishop Blase Cupich to Chicago indicates how the Catholic Church is changing, according to columnist E.J. Dionne Jr.


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 A woman rests her bible on a pew during a church service.

Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
 President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria

Posted on Sept. 26, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.
 Demonstrators march towards Wall Street from Battery Park to protest for action on climate change and corporate greed, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, a day after a huge climate march in New York City. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.
 In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo Republican House Speaker Pro Tem  Eric Turner, R-Cicero, presents a proposed amendment to the state's constitution to ban gay marriage during a hearing of the House elections committee at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Turner, announced he’ll resign after November election. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, file)

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 2:48 p.m.
 In this Aug. 1, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gives his son Adrian Jr. a kiss following an NFL football training camp practice in Mankato, Minn.

Posted on Sept. 24, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.
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