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  • Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

    President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars...
  • Jury duty pay increase coming next year

    Jury duty pay increase coming next year
    Jurors in Illinois will get a bump in pay under a measure Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Friday in hopes of making civic duty a better investment. The law will make jury pay $25 for the first day of service and $50 for each additional day....
  • Immigration reform will fall short unless state and localities act

    Immigration is again front and center in the domestic political debate. Congress may or may not pass legislation to reform the nation's immigration system, but in the meantime President Barack Obama has taken executive action to make as many as 5...
  • Kenya's Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed new anti-terrorism measures into law on Friday, triggering fresh protests from opposition MPs who said they would take legal action to overturn the legislation and protect civil liberties. Kenyatta's move came a day...
  • Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids

    Deutch vows to fight for undocumented kids
    A local congressman is calling for legislation to ease the plight of thousands of undocumented children from Central America who arrived in South Florida this year. U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, says the children should be entitled to legal...
  • Russia condemns new U.S. sanctions bill

    Russia's Foreign ministry said on Friday it was deeply disappointed U.S. President Barack Obama had signed into law a new bill on sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis and said the bill was "anti-Russian by its nature". Obama said on...
  • Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?

    Why is Elizabeth Warren so angry about Dodd-Frank?
    Earlier this month, Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that rolls back a provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. That happened over the ferocious objections of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats....
  • Banking on Washington

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Dec. 16: As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, "Who does Congress work for?" She...
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP

    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland...
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
  • Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature

    Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The beer "growler" bill is back on tap for Florida lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced legislation Tuesday for the 2015 session that would end the state's prohibition on 64-ounce beer containers known as "growlers....