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  • In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

    President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal...
  • GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan

    GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan
    The United States has always had a “path to citizenship.” One of my ancestors simply went to a judge in St. Louis in 1850, proved he had been here for two years since getting off the boat and renounced his allegiance to the Queen of Prussia....
  • GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action

    GOP ponders its next move in wake of Obama's immigration action
    When President Obama announced his decision to allow roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, Democrats and Republicans in Washington disagreed furiously about the move. No surprise there. Still, I...
  • 'Notorious RBG' goes to the hospital; expect revived debate

    'Notorious RBG' goes to the hospital; expect revived debate
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reportedly doing fine after a procedure Wednesday to implant a stent in her right coronary artery. But this health scare is sure to revive the debate about whether the 81-year-old leader of the court’s...
  • UN torture experts weigh in on disputed Senate CIA interrogation report

    GENEVA Seven top United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama "not to yield" to demands from the Central Intelligence Agency that key material be edited out from a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA...
  • EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-...
  • President Obama pardons national Thanksgiving turkey

    President Obama pardons national Thanksgiving turkey
    President Barack Obama pardoned Cheese the national Thanksgiving turkey in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. U.S. presidents have been pardoning turkeys since the 1800s as part of the country's national Thanksgiving holiday, when roasted...
  • N.J. lottery misses revenue target under private manager

    TRENTON, N.J. — Three months after Illinois declared the first privately run state lottery a failure, New Jersey's similar experiment is faltering, endangering a program that supports schools and the disabled. Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group's...
  • Mandatory voting could lead to real mandates

    Mandatory voting could lead to real mandates
    Democrats will need to chronicle their achievements if they want to regain both houses of Congress and win the White House in 2016. Democrats failed in the midterms because they didn't trumpet their and the president's accomplishments. Democrats...
  • Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

    Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo...