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  • PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO

    PB lawmakers debate giving medical copters to PBSO
    State legislators from Palm Beach County on Monday debated a controversial proposal that would take responsibility for the county's trauma helicopters away from the health care district and give it to the Sheriff's Office. Rep. Dave Kerner, D-Palm...
  • White House has not yet decided on Russia sanctions bill

    The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama had not yet decided how to respond to a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia over its activities in Ukraine, although some lawmakers said they expected he would sign the measure into law....
  • Congress OKs electronic duck stamp to fund conservation

    WASHINGTON Amid a raucous, divisive windup to the 113th Congress, members found agreement on bringing duck stamps into the electronic age. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who sponsored a measure to create a nationwide electronic duck stamp...
  • Big tech aims at talent shortage with 'Hour of Code' campaign

    Call it the thinking man's ice bucket challenge: an hour of code. Last week, everyone from U.S. President Barack Obama to top model Karlie Kloss tried their hand at writing software for one hour in the global campaign by nonprofit Code.org to make coding...
  • Obama says he'll sign government spending bill passed by Congress

    President Barack Obama said on Monday he planned to sign a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed over the weekend by Congress to lift the threat of a government shutdown. Obama, speaking at a military base in New Jersey, said it was critical that...
  • Small pay raise for Illinois jurors, big payday for lawyers

    Small pay raise for Illinois jurors, big payday for lawyers
    The press release practically writes itself: Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation raising pay for jurors in Illinois. He'd better not. Lawmakers have sent the governor a very bad bill, hatched in the final stretch of a lame-duck veto session and rammed...
  • Obama rescues Boehner with spending bill

    How often will President Barack Obama come to the rescue of House Speaker John Boehner even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party? These are among the questions...
  • How to get rid of lame ducks

    How to get rid of lame ducks
    All across America, zombies are filing into legislatures to pass laws, approve appointments and release reports. The living dead, reanimated and walking among us, are senators and representatives who were defeated in November or chose to retire....
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • China says U.S. appropriations bill violates rules, sends bad signal

    China is unhappy with the U.S. spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last week, saying it contains discriminatory clauses that violate the rules of fair trade and "send the wrong signal". "China expresses its dissatisfaction and strong...
  • Wall St. hopes for targeted Dodd-Frank rollbacks next year

    Republicans managed to include some rollbacks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law in major legislation in Congress this week. Experts said the victories likely do not spell the end of the law, but they predicted some narrow changes with...