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  • Israeli opposition leader to PM: Cancel Congress speech

    Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming speech to the U.S. Congress, saying it will cause "strategic damage" to ties with Washington. Isaac Herzog, head of the opposition Labor Party,...
  • Florida legislators under pressure to alter school testing

    For nearly 2 million Florida public school students, the next few weeks could be a crucial moment in their education. The state is undertaking one of the biggest changes in its classrooms since former Gov. Jeb Bush pushed through his signature A+...
  • US-Cuba talks head to Washington

    MIAMI The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two...
  • D.C. legalizes pot, will Florida follow?

    D.C. legalizes pot, will Florida follow?
    While some people already think Congress is high, the mayor of Washington D.C. vows to legalize pot for recreational use. District of Columbia voters actually approved the initiative several months ago, which legalizes possession of up to two ounces...
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • What we heard, and didn't, from Yellen's remarks to Congress

    Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit the Fed" legislation supported by Republicans. On some topics, Yellen shed...
  • Will Obama beat the GOP on immigration?

    Will Obama beat the GOP on immigration?
          President Obama talked tough on immigration Wednesday during a stop at Florida International University. Good for him. He will win this battle. Congressional Republicans haven’t wanted immigration reform, and they certainly don&...
  • Santorum is ready for a comeback. Who knew?

    WASHINGTON He's looking a little tan, sounding rested and signaling he's ready. He's a former senator from a big swing state who was a senior member of the congressional leadership. He was even the runner-up for his party's presidential nomination last...
  • DC legalizes pot in capital despite threats from Congress

    DC legalizes pot in capital despite threats from Congress
    The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Christie and Walker take different paths on union issues

    New Jersey's Chris Christie and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are getting ready to run for president, but they've still got day jobs as governors — and face another round in the ring with organized labor. For Christie, that means trying to reach a...