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  • Obama, Biden, Wolf to address Democrats in Philly

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Tom Wolf will be among the guests speaking to fellow Democrats in Philadelphia this week as House Democrats hold a policy retreat in the city.
  • US reports union membership was 11.1 percent last year, down a fraction from last year

    Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's just a fractional drop from the year before. The department's Bureau of Labor Statistics...

    Republicans tell Obama to get more aggressive on trade

    WASHINGTON Abandoned by many congressional Democrats who vow to kill his trade plans, President Barack Obama is banking on the new Republican majority to advance his ambitious proposal to sell more U.S. goods throughout the Pacific Rim. To get it done,...

    Fed wears a bull's-eye this year on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Detractors from both major political parties are preparing legislation to rein in the powers of the Federal Reserve, moves that would test and potentially restrain its independence. The proposals include ordering a broad audit of the central...

    Obama allies vow to fight his State of the Union plea on trade

    WASHINGTON Some of President Barack Obama's staunchest allies are vowing to fight legislation he requested to expand his power to negotiate trade agreements. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said she supports Obama's initiatives aimed at strengthening the middle class,...