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  • Obama finds Republican friends on trade: 'This is a strange world we're in these days'

    WASHINGTON In a reversal of political roles, House Republicans on Thursday called on Congress to give more power to President Barack Obama to get new trade deals passed while Democrats warned it would be a mistake to grant the White House too much authority.
  • Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

    Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)
    House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...

    Boxer calls for congressional pay halt if debt limit is not raised

    Boxer calls for congressional pay halt if debt limit is not raised
    WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority. "It is an American value...

    Council candidates announce some endorsements

    Council candidates announce some endorsements
    One in a series of occasional stories noting City Council candidates' endorsements leading up to November's general election. City Council candidates Michele Hall and Robert Zur Schmiede have received endorsements from current council members, according...

    Doctors facing threats in war zones

    A Johns Hopkins bioethicist joined other government and health officials in calling on the U.S. Congress to do more to protect doctors in war zones such as Syria. In recent remarks to Congress, Leonard Rubenstein, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Berman...