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  • New $25 federal duck stamp aims to raise funds for habitat

    President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, increasing the price of the stamp to $25 and boosting the prospects for more U.S. wildlife habitat. On the same day, he signed the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act to expand...
  • Jay Ambrose: What about an Obama-Ryan team to save the poor?

    In this holiday season, let's suppose what might strike some as a miracle, that our Democratic president and a Republican Congress will soon join forces to do something wondrously humane. Let's suppose they agree to do what actually works to help shove...
  • Renewable Energy Companies Use New Clout in Statehouses

    WASHINGTON Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must be generated by wind, solar and other renewable sources. The move gave advocates of repealing states' mandatory green energy...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Is Elizabeth Warren the candidate America needs?

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a liberal favorite since her election in 2012. An outspoken critic of big business and a proponent of more regulation on the banking industry, the Massachusetts Democrat earlier this month led an effort to stop the...
  • Public has dark opinion of 'dark money' in elections

    WASHINGTON Bethany Braley heads a nonprofit organization promoting cowboy culture, a job that has everything to do with preserving a slice of American heritage and nothing to do with politics. But get the Prescott Valley, Ariz., resident talking about...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Jeb Bush inches closer to a run

    It took only hours for Jeb Bush's announcement he will "actively explore" a presidential bid to show the former Florida governor what running for the White House is like these days. "Jeb's Romneyesque private equity issues make him an appetizing...
  • Mitch McConnell ready to do battle, but strategy uncertain

    WASHINGTON Cuba. Coal. Immigration. The Keystone XL pipeline. And that's just for openers. Republican Mitch McConnell becomes the Senate's majority leader in two weeks, a role he's been eager to fill for years. He's also eager to challenge President...
  • Rep. Michael Grimm pleads guilty in tax case, refuses to resign

    Embattled Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of tax evasion, but said he would not resign his seat. In a Brooklyn courtroom before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen,  Grimm admitted to aiding in the filing of a...
  • Obama's executive action clouds long-term immigration changes

    To President Barack Obama, his executive action on immigration on Nov. 20 would give millions of undocumented immigrants "a chance to make amends, take responsibility, and give their kids a better future." To Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the...
  • Rubio's machine is tops in raising money, but not in sharing it

    WASHINGTON For Marco Rubio and his leadership political action committee, a lot of money comes in. But when it comes to supporting his fellow candidates, not a lot goes out. Rubio, a Republican senator from West Miami, Fla., and a potential...
  • Marco Rubio: Jeb Bush a true conservative

    Marco Rubio: Jeb Bush a true conservative
    Marco Rubio blasted Rand Paul but said Jeb Bush would be a credible candidate if the former Florida governor decides to run for president. On ABC's "This Week," Florida's Republican senator said he had not decided whether to seek the White House in...