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May 25, 2013 at 7:02 AM

President Obama restricts drone use

Restrict guns, too Conservatives are upset with President Obama’s attempt to wind down the so-called war on terror [“President sets restrictions on drone policy,” News, May 24]. They feel that no effort should be spared in keeping our country safe from terrorist attacks, even while acknowledging that nothing we can do will guarantee that it won’t…

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Comments | Topics: drone warfare, Drones, national security

May 21, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Investigation of the Benghazi attack

‘Political circus’ started with Obama administration I read Trudy Rubin’s guest column with dismay [“The real scandal of Benghazi,” Opinion, May 18]. She claims that Republican Rep. Darrel Issa’s tenacity in pursuing and uncovering Benghazi facts is “ … dishonoring the memory of Ambassodor Chris Stevens and three other Americans by making a political circus…

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Comments | Topics: Benghazi, Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton

May 16, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Revisiting the Benghazi attack

Obama administration could have done more I’ve flown jet fighters in and out of the Aviano Air Base in Italy innumerable times and I know that — even with the vintage aircraft of that day — we could have, with drop tanks, readily flown to Benghazi, conducted combat and returned to safe soil [“The Benghazi attack,…

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Comments | Topics: Benghazi, Benghazi attack, jets

May 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

President Obama’s policies on Central America

Central America needs new taxation system In his immigration-reform article, Mauricio Vivero neglects to mention why Central Americans “lack access to education and health care.” They lack this because they pay practically no income tax [“Immigration reform opens new opportunity in Central America,” Opinion, May 8]. It’s primarily cash and carry down there and the politicians…

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Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Central America, immigration, immigration reform

May 9, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Obama’ choice for FCC chair

Tom Wheeler deserves a more thoughtful critique I was appalled to see your editorial criticizing the nomination of Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission based on one advocate’s opinion [“Editorial: Find better FCC voice,” Opinion, May 5]. I have known Tom Wheeler for 20 years and he deserves better. During my time as chief…

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Comments | Topics: FCC, Federal Communications Commission, President Barack Obama

May 7, 2013 at 7:34 AM

President Obama to help Mexico fight drug and gun trafficking

Obama acts hypocriticallyPresident Obama must not know the meaning of irony or hypocrisy. He said recently while in Mexico that the United States was partially responsible for the amount of gun crime down there [“Obama: Security relationship with Mexico to evolve,” seattletimes.com, May 2]. This may be true, but certainly to a lesser extent than…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Gun control | Topics: background checks, gun control, Mexico

March 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

President Obama calls California ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Marriage equality now On March 26-27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two historic cases concerning gay marriage [“Obama urges court to toss Calif. ban on gay marriage,” News, March 1]. There has been tremendous momentum around the issue of marriage equality over the last year. Loving, committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry for…

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Comments | More in Gay marriage, Gay rights, Politics | Topics: California, Marriage equality, President Barack Obama

February 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Negative response grows as sequester nears

Reliance on federal funding may need to end Monday’s Seattle Times article “Stalemate in D.C. may cost state millions in federal aid” [page one, Feb. 25] predicts a disaster for our state. Hundreds of teacher layoffs, thousands of children losing vaccinations, child care, college help and Head Start. Loss of cancer screening, cuts in health…

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Comments | More in budget cuts, Congress, Politics | Topics: House of Representatives, President Barack Obama, Sequester

February 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Debate over Obama’s minimum-wage plan

Raises will help improve economy Raising the minimum wage is necessary [“Obama, business groups differ on minimum wage plan,” seattletimes.com, Feb. 13]. The minimum wage exists to guarantee that people are paid enough to sustain themselves, and the current minimum wage is too low to do this. Increasing the minimum wage to keep up with inflation…

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Comments | More in Economy | Topics: Minimum Wage, Obama, President Barack Obama