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  • Texas governor urges civility after lawmaker's Muslim remarks

    Texas governor urges civility after lawmaker's Muslim remarks
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that "we must have civil discourse" after a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed her staff to ask Muslims who were visiting the state Capitol to declare their allegiance to America. Abbott did not specifically...
  • Meet Ida May Fuller, who 75 years ago received the 1st Social Security check _ for $22.54

    Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of...
  • Early GOP slipups dog new congressional majority

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner candidly summed up the other day how the first month of the Republican-controlled 114th Congress has gone. "Yes, there have been a couple of stumbles," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. When Republicans assumed the...
  • Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly

    Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly
    State legislators are working on a massive overhaul of Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, saying they want it to run more like a business. The ABC would still be a state-run liquor monopoly under Senate Bill 1032 and a companion bill in the...
  • Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner

    Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner
    After Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last year's election, corporate tax reform was among a handful of issues still considered possible areas for compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans. After all, both Obama and...
  • New York's Heastie set to lead assembly as first black speaker

    ALBANY, N.Y. New York Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx, a former budget analyst, is poised to become the chamber's next speaker after winning a Democratic battle to replace Sheldon Silver. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle of Rochester,...
  • Biden urges House Democrats to be proud of achievements; says can't let GOP rewrite history

    Democrats' new message on America's economic recovery is: We told you so, and we're going to keep telling you so. The economy is rebounding on nearly every front, even if the middle class still needs help, and it's time to tell that story loudly, top...
  • Can Obama get to 'yes' on jobs?

    Can Obama get to 'yes' on jobs?
    After aggravating Republicans with a defiant State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced that he's eager to work with the GOP — "to get to yes," as he put it. "The answer can't just be 'no,''' he told a group of students in...
  • Woman with ties to Biden helped NFL defuse domestic violence controversies

    At the Super Bowl on Sunday the talk will be of the Patriots' offense, the Seahawks' defense and deflated footballs. It won't be of domestic violence. How the National Football League managed to defuse the crisis can be traced in part to 57-year-old...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Romney bows out of strong Republican field

    Mitt Romney's presidential ambitions are finally over. By this point, it was no surprise he dropped out. Political scientist Richard Skinner nailed it: Republican party actors, including many who had been with him in 2012, strongly signaled to Romney...
  • Biden to House Democrats: 'Double down'

    PHILADELPHIA As a House Democratic retreat obsessed with messaging on the middle class came to a close Friday, Vice President Joe Biden implored his congressional colleagues to not run from the White House's economic record. "Let's resolve to double...