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  • Yellen faces Congress amid direst threat to Fed since Dodd-Frank

    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Congress this week with the Federal Reserve facing its gravest political threat since the drafters of the Dodd-Frank act tried to strip it of its supervisory powers. The Fed is being pressured...
  • Senator continuing investigation into congressional health care enrollment

    WASHINGTON Sen. David Vitter is continuing his investigation into congressional health care enrollment, and he was not satisfied with recent responses from the D.C. government and House and Senate officials. The Louisiana Republican issued a statement...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: The mixed records of GOP governors who would be president

    When former Gov. Rick Perry hits the presidential campaign trail, he stresses the low unemployment, impressive job creation and balanced budgets during 14 years as Texas' governor. He downplays the state's inadequate record in health insurance coverage,...
  • Dardenne reports $1.5M cash on hand for La. governor's race

    Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has reported more than $1.5 million in his campaign account for the governor's race. Dardenne's fundraising report, filed Friday, shows the lieutenant governor raised $690,000 in 2014. His campaign says he's raised $2.2 million...
  • Brian, we hardly knew ya

    It's sad to see a good man fall from grace. Nobody rejoices in seeing NBC anchor Brian Williams suspended for six months without pay. But nobody doubts he deserves the punishment, either. The best anchor on television, hands down, Williams nevertheless...
  • Vitter's balancing act includes big issues for small business and Louisiana governor's race

    The new chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has big issues on his agenda, but he'll have to fit them in with a high-profile gubernatorial campaign. David Vitter, who became chairman last month when the Republican Party...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Amid noise over Greece, European economy quietly picking up With all the noise and uncertainty surrounding Greece, it's been easy to overlook the growing signs of economic recovery in Europe. A raft of indicators have pointed to a pick-up in...
  • GOP challenges Obama over flood risks from climate change

    WASHINGTON Underscoring the political challenges President Barack Obama faces as he presses ahead to combat climate change, eight Republican senators are contesting the legality of his Jan. 30 directive toughening floodplain standards for new federal...
  • Josh Rogin: Expect Republicans to ratchet up Iran sanctions bill

    When the Senate Banking Committee debates and almost certainly approves a new bill to increase pressure on Iran Thursday, some Republican senators are set to try and make the legislation's sanctionstougher. It's a risky strategy that could...
  • Lynch hearing gives senators chance to vent

    WASHINGTON The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy. The questions for nominee...
  • 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...