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  • Bond Commission OKs Projects, But Exceeds Voluntary Spending Limit

    Bond Commission OKs Projects, But Exceeds Voluntary Spending Limit
    HARTFORD — The State Bond Commission on Wednesday swiftly and unanimously approved borrowing nearly $267 million to fund dozens of new capital projects. There was no dissent over the merits of the proposals, which include repurposing a building...
  • California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

    Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day. In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...
  • Obama's immigration move expected to leave out millions of childless adults

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Friday nights, in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Ramon Madera invites his sister Angelica and her three children over to his home for dinner and games. It's a tradition that became all the more important after the children's...
  • Rep. Ryan blasts Obama's impending executive order on immigration

    WASHINGTON Paul Ryan, new chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, had harsh words Wednesday for President Barack Obama's expected move to give some form of legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. "I fear that if the...
  • Secret Service arrests man outside White House, finds rifle in car

    Secret Service arrests man outside White House, finds rifle in car
    Secret Service agents arrested an Iowa man outside the White House on Wednesday after a search of his vehicle uncovered a rifle. R.J. Kapheim, 41, of Davenport approached and spoke with a uniformed Secret Service officer stationed near the White House....
  • Some Senate Democrats balk at Obama's unilateral immigration approach

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Democratic senators are uncomfortable with President Barack Obama's decision to use executive action to make immigration reform, raising the possibility of open, bipartisan resistance to his plan. The senators, most from...
  • U.S. farmers set to get huge government payouts despite bumper harvest

    WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save...
  • The $5 billion the Pentagon doesn't need

    On Nov. 10 the White House forwarded a request to Congress for an additional $5.6 billion to fight the war against the Islamic State. This is pocket change by Pentagon standards. The president's new war funding request equals only about 1 percent of the...
  • Senate probe says Goldman, other banks exploited commodity markets

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two-year Senate investigation into Wall Street's physical commodities business found that U.S. banks had manipulated prices and gained unfair trading advantages at the expense of consumers. While the detailed report was critical...
  • Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president

    Hillary Clinton is not too old to be president
    Are there good reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton? If you gave me some time — like two seconds — I could come up with some. She's an unreformed hawk, a true believer in big government and a tedious speaker. During her 2008 campaign...
  • China: Rubio's invitation to presidency

    The climate-change treaty with China will define President Obama, and perhaps U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The president will soon reveal his skill in solving a global dilemma, while Rubio is positioned to counter his rival for the Republican nomination, Rand...