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  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November

    Toomey: GOP "likely" to retake Senate majority in November
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey already is fielding questions about whether he’ll seek re-election in 2016, and the Lehigh Valley native has an eye on this fall’s election results to gauge what his work environmental might be like. Asked during a visit...
  • Congressional turf wars are costing US security

    This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change. When it comes to the most...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as HUD secretary
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Julian Castro as the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, elevating the rising Democratic star to President Obama's Cabinet. The vote was 71-27, with 18 Republicans supporting the...
  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama
    Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal confirmation hearing in which he'd been confronted with allegations...
  • The Senate can keep its filibuster, for now, a court says

    In a little-noticed decision, a federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by Common Cause and some members of the House of Representatives challenging the time-honored (some would say time-dishonored) practice of the Senate filibuster. What? You...
  • Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
  • GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again

    GOP senators block minimum-wage hike but Democrats vow to try again
    A top election-year proposal from Democrats -- a bid to raise the federal minimum wage -- was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama has turned the plight of the...
  • GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate

    GOP blocks federal minimum wage hike bill in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A top election-year proposal from Democrats — a bid to raise the federal minimum wage — was rejected by Republicans in the Senate, who blocked legislation Wednesday to boost the rate to $10.10 an hour. President Obama...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...