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  • Time for Senate to end the theatrics and do its job on nominations

    On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general. Soon after, the Armed Services Committee will take up the nomination of Ashton Carter to be secretary of Defense. These nominations — and others that will follow — will be a test of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promise to restore what he calls “regular order” to the proceedings of that body.
  • Hagel calls for US to build replacements for B-2 bombers

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told airmen at Whiteman Air Force base on Tuesday that the U.S. needs to start building a replacement for the B-2 stealth bomber. And soon. "The one thing we cannot fall behind in is...

    Republicans in Congress prepare assault on Obama policies

    WASHINGTON The new Republican-run Congress convenes Tuesday eager to pursue a dream the party's been chasing for six years: Dilute, dismantle or defang key Obama administration policies on immigration, environment, health care and more. First up this...

    Keystone debate to test waters of new Senate

    WASHINGTON Sen. Mitch McConnell has waited years for the moment he'll take the reins of a dysfunctional chamber and try and show Republicans can govern. He'll face tests right off the bat from how to handle the filibuster rules changes that have...

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...