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House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., center, joined by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. discusses the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tuesday, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Final Benghazi report: No ‘smoking gun’ pointing to Clinton

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation…

 

In this 2015 file photo, a bronze statue of San Juan Bautista stands in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as U.S. and Puerto Rican flags fly in San Juan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Before island’s primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan

LOS ANGELES — Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate…

 

Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools ‘on the right track’ with transgender inclusivity

When it comes to safeguarding transgender students, San Francisco public schools have…

 

In this June 30, 2014 file photo, demonstrators react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby birth control case outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

8-justice Supreme Court dodges decision on birth control

WASHINGTON — A short-handed Supreme Court dodged but kept alive a legal…

In this June 30, 2014 file photo, demonstrators react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby birth control case outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo Bob Graham speaks in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part…

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012, file photo Bob Graham speaks in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks with journalists in Hong Kong. The Obama administration may soon tell governments and banks worldwide they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Officials: US considers easing ban on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks with journalists in Hong Kong. The Obama administration may soon tell governments and banks worldwide they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State…

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, center, arrives at a military a base outside Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi officials: US captured top IS chemical arms engineer

BAGHDAD — U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State…

Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, center, arrives at a military a base outside Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
In this file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt — government offers guidelines

WASHINGTON — Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and…

In this file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
The figures obtained by The Associated Press show that the Obama administration deported just over 231,000 people during the past 12 months ending September 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12…

The figures obtained by The Associated Press show that the Obama administration deported just over 231,000 people during the past 12 months ending September 28.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This undated file image made from a video released by Islamic State militants purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group.  (Militant website via AP, File)

US won’t threaten to prosecute hostages’ families for ransom

Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held…

This undated file image made from a video released by Islamic State militants purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group.  (Militant website via AP, File)
Getty Images File PhotoThe Department of Energy seized $21 million of a $529 million loan after Fisker Automotive Inc. failed to make their first payment.

Department of Energy seizes $21M from Fisker Automotive Inc.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has seized $21 million from troubled automaker…

Getty Images File PhotoThe Department of Energy seized $21 million of a $529 million loan after Fisker Automotive Inc. failed to make their first payment.
courtesy imageAttorney General Eric Holder and President Obama called DOMA unconstitutional last year

Gay partners win rights in deportations

The Obama administration has directed immigration officials to recognize same-sex partners as…

courtesy imageAttorney General Eric Holder and President Obama called DOMA unconstitutional last year
Courtesy renderingThis rendering shows the planned Union Square station for the Central Subway.

Only Congress can now stop Central Subway grant

An unprecedented act by Congress is the only thing standing between Muni…

Courtesy renderingThis rendering shows the planned Union Square station for the Central Subway.

Those concerned with economy should fear Fed’s policy moves

A businessman and investor for whose judgment I have the highest regard…

Policies push Americans out of the work force

Friday’s job numbers from the  Department of Labortold a grim tale about…

Right-to-work states have a quality workforce

It’s not exactly news that labor unions are struggling badly in today’s…

Watch what I do not what I say

So the Obama administration is now telling companies where they can build…

Why is Barack Obama like a Teamsters business agent?

Gallup’s finding that Americans approve of “the military action against Libya by…

Some OPEC nations increase oil production in response to higher gas prices

Gas prices in the U.S. have risen roughly 34 cents a gallon…