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  • GOP moderates fight back

    GOP moderates fight back
    The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas,...
  • Scathing report on Alaska National Guard forces out commander

    Scathing report on Alaska National Guard forces out commander
    The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...
  • Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says

    Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says
    Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday. The decision is a clear reversal from...
  • Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

    Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?
    One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
  • Senate's long weekends may be first filibuster fight casualty

    Senate's long weekends may be first filibuster fight casualty
    WASHINGTON — The first casualty of the Senate’s post-nuclear era may be the long weekend. After Senate Democrats made a historic change to the Senate’s filibuster rules, requiring only a majority vote instead of a three-fifths...
  • Gun control advocates take new look at strategy

    Gun control advocates take new look at strategy
    WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
  • Republican moderates hold key to ending government shutdown

    WASHINGTON — For most of the last two decades, Republicans such as Rep. Patrick Meehan, who represents a politically competitive district near Philadelphia, have been the odd men out in a House caucus dominated by conservatives such as those aligned...
  • J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Horn: Who are Hollywood's biggest political donors?

    J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alan Horn: Who are Hollywood's biggest political donors?
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The next big national elections may not be for another year, but Hollywood types aren't sitting on their wallets until then - Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, Alan Horn, Tom Rothman and James L. Brooks are among those already...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...