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Virginia Knowlton Marcus: U.S. can lead on rights for those with disabilities

The U.S. Senate hit a new low on Dec. 4, 2012, when 89-year-old Bob Dole, disabled war veteran and former Republican leader, was wheeled into the chamber to urge passage of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), only to have it fall five votes short of the requisite two-thirds majority.

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Biden’s ‘American exceptionalism’ and the rule of law

My old boss, Vice President Joe Biden, weighed in on “American exceptionalism” during a speech Monday. In subscribing to the idea, the former chairman of both the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees provided the unique perspective that our ...

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Bartlett, other House members sue Obama over strikes in Libya

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the ...

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