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  • In Lawrence visit, Obama focuses on working families and child care

    LAWRENCE, Kan. President Barack Obama's plans for expanded child care tax credits and other middle-class benefits warmed a big crowd in Lawrence on Thursday, even as they continued to face a chilly reception from Republicans in Washington. "Middle-...
  • GOP lawmakers oppose Obama proposal to boost education tax credit, cut college savings plans

    President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's...
  • After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours
    Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the...
  • Ben Carson: 'A lot of doors opening' to White House bid

    WASHINGTON As Ben Carson weighs a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his political calculus is not the stuff of polls or advice from high-powered politicians. His motivation comes from the gut and from above. "I pray every day for...
  • Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him

    Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him
    Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has retracted the “11th hour” appointments former Gov. Tom Corbett made before his term ended Tuesday. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, effective immediately. But in an...
  • GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras

    GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras
    A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
  • Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies

    Hogan unveils budget with continued 2 percent cuts to agencies
    Gov. Larry Hogan proposed sustained state funding for K-12 education but an across-the-board cut to state agencies in his much-anticipated spending plan released Thursday. Maryland's new Republican governor said his budget cuts - which affect Medicaid...
  • Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

    Adam Schiff ponders Senate run
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016. “Since Sen. Boxer announced her retirement,...
  • Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland

    Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland
    There was what President Obama said Thursday, and there was where he said it. Eager to highlight the differences between his new "middle-class economics" initiative and the trickle-down approach Democrats accuse their rivals of embracing, the...
  • Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees

    Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees
    HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...
  • Young Republicans planning 'American Sniper' event to raise money for veterans charity

    The politics-tinged controversy that's erupted in recent days over the movie "American Sniper" could help generate interest in a movie-night fundraiser to benefit a South Florida charity that aims to reduce suicides by veterans suffering from post-...