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  • After delay, lawmakers advance California vaccine bill

    Opponents of a proposal that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated vowed to continue their fight after a Senate committee overwhelmingly approved the bill Wednesday. The Senate Education Committee voted 7-2 on the bill by Sen....
  • Ex-congressman's former chief of staff accused of setting up ringer candidate

    MIAMI Federal prosecutors on Friday accused former Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia's ex-chief of staff of secretly financing a ringer tea-party candidate in 2010 to draw votes away from a Republican rival an illegal scheme that inspired a more serious...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...
  • No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose...
  • Federal Funding Fix Needed For Transportation

    Had someone asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week where he would invest more federal transportation dollars, he could have pointed out the window. Mr. Malloy, along with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, joined hundreds of...
  • Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy
    It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week. The deaths of Warren Weinstein, who...
  • New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew...
  • History shows that Democrats are good for U.S. economy

    As we prepare for another presidential campaign, a theme one hears from Republicans is that their party is better for the economy. So I put on my historian hat and checked the record for the last century. The generally accepted benchmarks to measure the...
  • Legislators look for common ground on budget, Medicaid

    House and Senate leaders weren't backing off their opposing positions on Medicaid expansion Friday during tense budget negotiations leading into the final week of the Legislative session. But they did manage to find enough common ground to jump-start...
  • After vaccination vote, tearful senator defends decision

    Two days after the Vermont Senate voted to end the philosophical exemption for parents who don't want their kids vaccinated, a senator opposed to the change delivered a tearful address about being attacked online, his father's death and how scientific...