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  • Mikulski's retirement creates rare opening in Md.

    Mikulski's retirement creates rare opening in Md.
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek re-election in 2016 after more than four decades in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful politicians began to position themselves for...
  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or...
  • Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire

    Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she will not seek a 6th term in the U.S. Senate. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful...
  • Centrist New Democrats want bigger role in party's message

    WASHINGTON Members of the New Democrat Coalition have struggled for years to make their centrist message heard in the larger, and distinctly more left-leaning, House Democratic Caucus. The 46 self-described "moderate" and "pro-growth" House members in...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department...
  • Congressional Republicans name new budget referee

    Congressional Republicans Friday named economist Keith Hall to serve as Capitol Hill's budget referee as director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Hall has served most recently as the chief economist of the U.S. International Trade...
  • Law boosts ability of those with disabilities to save

    WASHINGTON When Kayla Kosmalski was 6 months old, her parents realized they weren't allowed to save for her future. Family members could give Kayla only small amounts of money as birthday or graduation presents. This realization shocked her parents, Amy...
  • Obama readying request to Congress for Islamic State fight, officials say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will send Congress as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday the outline for legislation to give him new authority to use military force against Islamic State extremists, congressional officials and an aide said. The request...
  • U.S. denies Kurdish ally Salih Muslim's request to visit

    The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting. But U.S. officials also made another gesture that...
  • Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...