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  • Economist Jonathan Gruber's Obamacare comments show his cynicism

    Economist Jonathan Gruber has become a household name in the nation's capital and the media for saying that Democrats disguised unpopular provisions of the healthcare reform bill in order to win Congress' approval. Yet his comments didn't reveal...
  • Keystone XL pipeline supporters appear short of votes in Senate

    Keystone XL pipeline supporters appear short of votes in Senate
    Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama, but they appear to be just short. With the chamber apparently stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL,...
  • Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session

    Leopold: New governors should be sworn in before the General Assembly session
    Sixteen years ago, I sponsored legislation that called for a constitutional amendment that would have allowed incoming governors to take office prior to the commencement of the General Assembly ("Hogan names ex-Senator Neall to transition team," Nov. 12)....
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
  • New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

    New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead
    TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.” But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
  • Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling

    Malloy Doesn't See Connecticut Expanding Gambling
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he won't play a "lead role" in any legislation to expand gaming to include a slots parlor near I-91 between Hartford and Springfield. Malloy told reporters Monday the issue is a legislative matter, and he doesn't...
  • Obama has power to act: Front & Center

    Obama has power to act: Front & Center
    With Congress deadlocked over changes to U.S. immigration policy, President Obama has vowed to fix a "broken system" on his own through an executive order. The president's order is expected to defer deportation for millions of adults illegally in the...
  • President Obama: Kassig killing is 'an act of pure evil'

    President Obama: Kassig killing is 'an act of pure evil'
    U.S. aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. President Barack Obama...
  • Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'

    Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'
    Listen to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's rhetoric in opposition to a proposal by the Baltimore City Council to equip police officers with body cameras, and one might recognize the bickering and dysfunction typical of elected leaders in a certain city to...
  • Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?

    Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will veto a City Council bill requiring all Baltimore police officers to wear body cameras ("City Council approves police body camera bill," Nov. 10). "I refuse to roll out a program that has not been...
  • Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records

    Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records
    Four years after White House documents revealed the extent of the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a law that requires the preservation of presidential records and sets the process for making the documents public. But the 1978 Presidential Records Act...