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  • Good riddance, 113th

    Good riddance, 113<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup>
    Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's essentially what...
  • Sony Hack: White House Considering Responses for 'Serious National Security Matter'

    The Obama administration is viewing the massive hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment as a "serious national security matter" and is considering a range of possible options as a response, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday....
  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • McAuliffe's budget boosts teacher retirement fund

    McAuliffe's budget boosts teacher retirement fund
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a major one-time sell off of unclaimed property Wednesday to boost the state's teacher retirement system and to fund new school construction. The $150 million this would inject into retirement accounts would be a boon to...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Enjoy this whiff of bipartisanship. It won't last long.

    The closing days of the dismal 113th Congress provided an unexpected but dismayingly brief hint of a brighter bipartisan future and its potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, it barely lasted the weekend, judging from this week's partisan votes on long-...
  • Is the Bush name still toxic?

    Is the Bush name still toxic?
    Jeb Bush will have several obstacles to overcome as he “explores” a bid for the presidency in 2016. The right wing loonies, of course, think Bush is too sane for them. They simply don’t think he’s conservative enough. I guess...
  • Q & A: What does the Cuba announcement mean?

    Q & A: What does the Cuba announcement mean?
    President Obama's announcement of the resumption of normal diplomatic relations with Cuba will bring many concrete changes to relations between the two countries. Here are answers to some common questions. Will it be easier to travel to Cuba? Yes, but...
  • Ann McFeatters: Politicians say the darndest things!

    Note use of expletive in this story. WASHINGTON � Pols say the darndest things! We have culled from masses of malapropisms, silly statements, dumb observations and, sadly, few words of wisdoms from our national leaders in 2014. Hope it gives...
  • Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws

    Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws
    The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky. Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...