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  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board

    Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board
    President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate the former head of one of Hawaii's largest banks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, following criticism from some lawmakers about the lack of community banking experience among the...
  • Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee

    Cardin named top-ranking Democrat on Senate small biz committee
    When the new Congress begins its work next month, Sen. Ben Cardin will become the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees government policy on small business, giving the Maryland lawmaker a new platform to influence a key sector of the economy....
  • Reform bills get early push in Congress

    Reform bills get early push in Congress
    As the new congressional session gets underway, government reform proposals are getting early interest from Pennsylvania legislators. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Wednesday that he’s co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment from Louisiana Sen....
  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks

    John Boehner suggests leaving immigration out of 2015 budget talks
    Hoping to prevent a government shutdown by opponents of President Obama's immigration plan, House Speaker John A. Boehner floated a proposal Tuesday for funding most of the government — but not the immigration agencies — through the end of the...
  • The 'birthright citizenship' debate

     The 'birthright citizenship' debate
    Any child born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if his or her parents are in the country temporarily or illegally. That long-standing guarantee has given rise to one of the many debates over immigration and citizenship that...
  • Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests

    Chris Christie, George P. Bush: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The program also features former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra and Michael Leiter, former director, U.S....
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success

    Triumphant Geithner omits cost of rescue success
    Tim Geithner's valuable career as a civil servant culminated in four high-powered years as Treasury secretary. His recent book about those experiences captures the traumas and tensions of the financial crisis. He rightly takes credit for what most...
  • Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

    Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will...