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  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    By Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not...
  • Naperville water bills to rise in new year

    Water bills in Naperville are going up in the new year, but not quite as much as anticipated. Councilmen on Tuesday agreed not to collect scheduled delivery rate increases of 6 percent for water and 3 percent for wastewater, which amount to about $1.16...
  • Mayoral vetoes: sometimes common, sometimes not

    Mayoral vetoes: sometimes common, sometimes not
    For more than a decade, mayoral vetoes were practically unheard of in Baltimore. Not anymore. Within the past three months, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed or vowed to veto three City Council bills — legislation empowering the...
  • Bill would raise stakes on texting while driving

    Bill would raise stakes on texting while driving
    Get your hands on the wheel and put down the cell, because the first bill filed for the next legislative session would allow police to pull over drivers for texting while driving. Currently, police can only ticket motorists if they are pulled over for a...
  • United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

    By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year. The committee of the 193-...
  • House GOP sues Obama over health care law

    WASHINGTON After months of threats and delays, House Republicans on Friday finally filed their lawsuit against the Obama administration over the 4-year-old Affordable Care Act, charging that the White House had exceeded its authority on key elements of...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Take Up Bill on Production Incentives

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Michigan's appeal to producers is based on strong incentives and an experienced crew base. In October, legislation passed the state Senate that could change the existing incentive to a flat 25% for residents and non-residents,...
  • Get to work on immigration

    I am stunned again by the disingenuousness of Republican leaders. President Barack Obama has been asking for a comprehensive bipartisan bill on immigration since he took office. A bipartisan first step bill -- the Dream Act -- was developed and put before...
  • Ohio House approves bill to shield execution drug suppliers

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio lawmakers advanced a measure on Thursday that would shield the names of pharmacies that supply drugs used in lethal injections for 20 years and allow the state to resume executing condemned inmates in 2015. Ohio representatives...
  • Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the...
  • Capitol Hill talks on drought bill dry up, to resume next year

    WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year. Feinstein's unexpected...