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  • Top Democrat says regional banks key to Wall Street win on derivatives

    A top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday said unpopular Wall Street banks got a long-sought rollback to Dodd-Frank reforms through Congress last week partly by leveraging the influence of smaller banks that hold greater sway with...
  • Just how did big banks get that win in Washington?

    WASHINGTON The rollback this week of a key part of Wall Street regulation adopted after the 2008 financial collapse caught much of Washington by surprise, creating an uproar among liberals who called it a payoff to big banks, threatening to derail a...
  • As clock ticks, Congress considers tax-free savings accounts for disabled people

    WASHINGTON Jawanda Mast is a mom on a mission. Every year, the 53-year-old Mast boards a plane from her home in Olathe, Kan., to Washington, determined to persuade Congress to create tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Her daughter...
  • Can nudity help a candidate win a House election?

    Can nudity help a candidate win a House election?
    In my column on Wednesday, I recommended a half-dozen political commercials from this year’s Senate campaigns -- the good, the bad, and the silly. But there wasn’t enough room in the print version to list all of this year’s noteworthy...
  • Republicans gaining traction in push to turn Silicon Valley red

    When overworked Silicon Valley innovators retreated to the Nevada desert a week ago for the annual Burning Man festival, some met an unexpected reveler. There, among the drug-infused performance art, stood a buttoned-down policy wonk from Washington...
  • Kan. delegation leery of Huelskamp's marriage bill

    Kan. delegation leery of Huelskamp's marriage bill
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas congressman's legislation seeking a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage has picked up more support, but not from his Kansas colleagues.     Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp's bill has picked up at least 47 co-...
  • Dent possible pick for appropriations chairmanship

    Dent possible pick for appropriations chairmanship
    Once considered the most sought after title on all of Capitol Hill, Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent may be next in line to assume the gavel of one of the subcommittees responsible for doling out federal funds. With the announced retirement of two...
  • Chan Lowe: Partying down in the Sea of Galilee

    Chan Lowe: Partying down in the Sea of Galilee
      Regarding the Swim That Shook The World, we have one Republican congressman, a Rep. Jeff Denham of California, claiming that he and his wife were fully clothed when they plunged into one of the holiest bodies of water in the world during a drinking...
  • Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends

    Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends
    Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters. In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
  • Endeavour’s Monday launch attempt drawing fewer glamourati

     
    When NASA next attempts to launch space shuttle Endeavour  on its final mission Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be at Kennedy Space Center to watch her husband, shuttle commander Mark Kelly, but President Barack Obama and his family won'...