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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama's contentious trade bill clears key hurdle, advances toward a final Senate vote In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday...
  • Jeb Bush has bigger problems than Iraq war stumble

    Jeb Bush has bigger problems than Iraq war stumble
    By now everyone has had their say about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. The consensus is that Mr. Bush misheard Megyn Kelly's "knowing what we know now" question about the Iraq war. I'm not convinced. Politicians routinely...
  • 20-week abortion ban misguided

    The passage of a 20-week abortion ban by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13 sets the stage to dangerously restrict access to safe, legal abortion. This bill would prevent doctors from providing women with the best medical care possible, and...
  • Illinois moves to downgrade pot possession to a fine

    Legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana is headed to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate voted 37-19 Thursday to make possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana a civil violation punishable by fines...
  • Pat Toomey criticizes White House ban on local police using some military equipment

    Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is urging the White House to reconsider new restrictions on what military equipment can be accessed by local law enforcement agencies, saying the limits announced Monday go too far. In a letter dated Thursday, Toomey wrote...
  • Little interest in Gov. Cuomo's summit on purging emails

    There should be plenty of seats available at Friday's meeting called by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to discuss public records and his administration's policy of purging emails. As of Thursday evening, no lawmakers were expected to attend the so-called...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: ATF deserves proper funding

    Here we go again. Rather than fund the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, let's tear it up and hand it over to the FBI. The cost of that, of course, would be four to six times what just giving the maligned agency the kind of support it...
  • Republicans move to restructure Walker's job creation agency

    Republican lawmakers on the Legislature's finance committee moved Thursday to restructure Gov. Scott Walker's struggling job creation agency, approving a plan to remove the governor as chairman, dramatically reduce the agency's reserves and eliminate a...
  • Massachusetts Senate passes $38 billion state budget

    The Massachusetts Senate passed a $38 billion state budget early Friday that lawmakers say makes critical investments in local aid, education, economic development and services for vulnerable residents of the state. The Senate version of the budget for...
  • Journalists' contributions to Clinton Foundation raise credibility questions

    Journalists' contributions to Clinton Foundation raise credibility questions
    While much of the political community frets over the influence of billionaire money in presidential campaigns, the much smaller world of journalism occasionally worries over the ethics of politicians crossing over into the news-and-analysis business....
  • Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle

    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote, two...