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Uberti: John McCain is playing games with Syria

Sen. John McCain talks to reporters after leaving

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Sen. John McCain is playing games when it comes to Syria -- and not just on his iPhone.

The Republican hawk said Wednesday morning he'd vote against a Senate resolution authorizing military force in Syria. It comes less than a day after Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders crafted a draft proposal narrowly restricting intervention to a maximum of 90 days. The panel planned to meet again...

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Up on the Board: Immigrants on probation, caffeinated gum and Obama on Syria

In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo President

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To make immigration reform more palatable to those who call it amnesty, there’s a bipartisan proposal being floated in the House of Representatives. Undocumented immigrants would have to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in federal court and serve some time on probation. The editorial board is wary of flooding the court system with this burden. We’re watching the issue to see if it gains support, but...

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Up on the Board: Jason Collins, One World Trade and Syria's chemical weapons

In a Sports Illustrated story, NBA center Jason

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NBA player Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards announced today that he is gay. The editorial board thinks his public statement will be helpful, because it normalizes the idea that people in all walks of life can be gay -- not just those starring on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” It softens old stereotypes.

The One World Trade Center spire will hit its 1,776-foot destination height very...

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