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  • 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 control may hinge on Louisiana, land of political melodrama

    NEW ORLEANS In Louisiana, they serve up their politics the way they do their seafood: with a bite of tartness and a healthy dash of hot sauce. "Almost criminal," Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said in a recent debate of her two Republican opponents'...
  • Republicans eye Obamacare showdown in lame-duck session

    A group of Senate Republicans have their eyes on another Obamacare showdown in the lame-duck session. The 14 Republicans, led by Marco Rubio of Florida, wrote a letterurging Speaker John Boehner to"prohibit the Obama administration" from spending money...
  • In Louisiana, Cassidy dips into Landrieu territory for votes

    NEW ORLEANS At a Saturday morning community health fair in a Vietnamese enclave in the predominantly black eastern wing of this city, Rep. Bill Cassidy wasn't exactly in politically friendly territory. But he was quickly met by a familiar face ready to...
  • Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown. During the crisis, the Fed invoked its...
  • 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...
  • Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative

    WASHINGTON — Forget the chicken dinner, the rubbery staple of the political fundraising circuit. Go alligator hunting with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on a Louisiana Bayou Weekend for a campaign donation of $5,000. Or spend a weekend in Hayward,...
  • GOP senator sues over Obamacare coverage for members of Congress

    GOP senator sues over Obamacare coverage for members of Congress
    WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson filed suit Monday to challenge what he called the Obama administration’s abuse of executive authority in issuing rules over how members of Congress and their staff receive coverage under the president&...
  • Wendy Davis' story keeps essential truthiness

    Wendy Davis' story keeps essential truthiness
    In politics, lying is the new sex. Even the lesser sin, exaggeration, is grounds for questions about your suitability to run for office. Americans may be becoming more like the French in tolerating peccadilloes (just ask Rep. Mark Sanford of South...
  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....