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  • For Senate leaders, conflicts take a personal turn and play out in public

    WASHINGTON Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a "temper tantrum," Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was "outrageous." Once...
  • Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]

    Md.'s public financing resurrection  [Editorial]
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should...
  • Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia

    Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia
    After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law. Both Uber and Lyft have applied for passenger transportation broker's...
  • Ann McFeatters: Head-spinning decisions, pols never stop

    WASHINGTON � It used to be, a few weeks ago, that as an adult you were responsible for making big, personal decisions: Do you want to marry? If so, whom? Do you want children? Where do you want to live? What do you want to do to support yourself?...
  • Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk

    Texas officials encouraged by Obama, Perry border talk
    Although President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have sparred over the Southwest border crisis, officials who joined them for a Dallas meeting described fruitful discussions as well as occasionally tense exchanges. Dallas County Commissioner Elba...
  • Bank of England keeps rates low, policymakers' views seen splitting soon

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England held interest rates at record lows on Thursday but the pace of Britain's recovery looks likely to divide its policymakers soon over when to start weaning the economy off its support. The Bank's Monetary Policy...
  • Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival

    Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival
    Second act, anyone? Amid the imagery and policy tussling Wednesday over the border immigration crisis, there was this delicious irony: The issue that confounded Rick Perry more than any other when he sought the presidency in 2012 has now given him a...
  • McAuliffe, concerned about IT contracts, calls for review

    Longstanding rumblings that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is displeased with state contracting practices came out into the open today when he called for a sweeping review of state contracts for information technology and service contracts.  "Virginia taxpayers...
  • China agrees to reduce FX intervention 'as conditions permit'

    BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese leaders have agreed that China will reduce its intervention in the currency market when conditions are ripe, reaching an understanding on a prickly issue that has hurt ties between the world's two biggest economies for...
  • The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues

    The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues
    Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...
  • NRA gives Rick Scott thumbs up for signatures on pro-gun bills

    NRA gives Rick Scott thumbs up for signatures on pro-gun bills
    TALLAHASSEE — More pro-gun bills have been signed into law in the past four years than during any other recent single governor's term, says the National Rifle Association, which sent a message to members applauding Gov. Rick Scott for setting the...