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  • Dispute over trade highlights turmoil among House Democrats

    Congress' upheaval over trade has exposed turmoil within a House Democratic caucus that's grown smaller and more liberal in recent years as moderates have been ousted in successive election bloodlettings. Those who remain must answer to ideologically...
  • Obama, GOP try to revive trade agenda, but hurdles await

    President Barack Obama and his legislative allies scrambled Monday for ways to revive his severely wounded trade agenda, although Democrats and Republicans alike said all options face serious hurdles. Obama talked with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio....
  • Congressional delegation says Metro still has safety issues

    Members of Congress from the Washington area say they're troubled that the Metro subway system isn't doing enough to ensure that passengers are safe following a fatal malfunction in January. The regional delegation received a briefing on Metro safety...
  • Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

    Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade
    President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration's trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized...
  • Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

    President Barack Obama and top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration's trade agenda, left for dead in the House last week in a revolt carried out by Democrats and backed by organized...
  • Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill

    Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade. The retraining program is linked to the...
  • Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill

     Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill
    Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade. The retraining program is linked to the...
  • Obama's trade quest in Congress trails him across Atlantic

    President Barack Obama's politically fraught trade quest in Washington trailed him across the Atlantic Sunday, as he met with world leaders anxiously watching a debate on Capitol Hill that could impact the status of economic pacts with the Asia-Pacific...
  • Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill

    Obama pursues Democrats on trade in test of his clout on Capitol Hill
    As a proposal over a major trade deal reached a critical point in the Senate last week, lawmakers reported a rare occurrence: last-minute calls from President Obama. His calls ultimately helped ensure that the pact, a key item of his agenda, remained...
  • Hampton Roads congressional delegation petitions for cyber squadron at Langley AFB

    Hampton Roads congressional delegation petitions for cyber squadron at Langley AFB
    Hampton Roads' congressional delegation is urging the director of the Air National Guard again to consider Langley Air Force Base for a cyber squadron, in a letter released Wednesday. Addressed to Lt. Gen. Stanley Clarke III, the letter is the second...
  • Democrats' division on trade deal goes public

    Democrats' division on trade deal goes public
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats began feuding over President Barack Obama's trade initiative Tuesday as his bid for a major late-term win began tearing at the party's unity and threatened to expose old divisions ahead of the 2016...