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  • 5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration

    5 Democratic senators join failed effort to block Obama on immigration
    Five Democratic senators broke from their party Thursday to side with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to derail President Obama's executive actions on immigration. The procedural move failed in a tie vote, 50-50. Although largely symbolic, it...
  • Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

    WASHINGTON Moving quickly on the heels of the House of Representatives, the Senate grudgingly approved a measure Thursday that gives President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State and provides funding to...
  • Warner touts bipartisan history while stumping at Scott's Labor Day Picnic

    Warner touts bipartisan history while stumping at Scott's Labor Day Picnic
    NEWPORT NEWS — In a backyard overlooking Hampton Roads Harbor Monday afternoon, Virginia's campaign season unofficially began — at least in Democratic circles. U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, hosted his 38th annual Labor...
  • Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.

    Hacking verdicts are in! Crown Media shareholders not happy.
    After the coffee. Before watching hearings on the AT&T — DirecTV deal.  The Skinny: I hate that because of DVRs and video-on-demand I'm not supposed to talk about the plot twists on last night's episode of "24." I'll just say they fooled me. I...
  • Lawmakers Press AT&T, DirecTV on Whether Merger Will Lead to Lower Prices

    The CEOs of AT&T and DirecTV were pressed on Capitol Hill on whether their proposed $49 billion merger, pitched as a way to achieve cost efficiencies, would lead to lower prices for consumers, but neither company committed to such a scenario. Instead,...
  • How blindly rigid laws to 'protect kids' raise costs, thwart justice

     How blindly rigid laws to 'protect kids' raise costs, thwart justice
    Imagine this: two defendants, same age, smoke joints with some friends one July evening in their apartments. Neither has a criminal record. Both get caught; one faces an extra two years in jail. Why? Because he shared drugs within a certain number of...
  • Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]

    Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]
    The Greens, the evangelical Christians who own 500 craft shops called Hobby Lobby, aren't the people on whom we should be focusing our anger this week. Neither is the Mennonite Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties They aren't the bad guys....
  • The establishment GOP is not the political home of conservatives, and that needs to change

    The most important battle in politics today is the one within the Republican Party, and the tea party movement didn't start it. The GOP's civil war began in 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt made progressivism the governing philosophy of the Republican...
  • Botched Oklahoma execution stirs outrage, may bring changes

    After a grisly history of electrocutions, gassings, hangings and firing squads, it is the cold, quiet science of lethal injections that has become America's most common and favored method of executing its worst criminals. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
  • Utah election law reins in tea party

    SALT LAKE CITY — Four years ago, the fledgling tea party claimed one of its first and greatest victories in Utah, ousting the state's veteran Republican senator in a thunderclap of anti-incumbent anger. Now the establishment has struck back,...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...