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  • Attorney general nominee Lynch is about substance, not splash, Obama says

    Attorney general nominee Lynch is about substance, not splash, Obama says
    As President Obama announced Saturday that he would nominate U.S. Atty. Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general, obstacles had already begun to appear on the path toward her confirmation. The administration’s rocky...
  • Florida's lawmakers leading charge to reform higher ed

    Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...
  • Politics as Usual

    Fed nominee blocked over role in Abu-Jamal case withdraws from consideration A civil rights attorney nominated to a Justice Department post has formally withdrawn his name from consideration, months after Pennsylvania's two senators played key roles in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • Sen. Tom Coburn leaves a lonely place lonelier

    You knew what might be coming when Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma announced in November that he had a recurrence of cancer. He managed for a long time with a triple threat — colon and prostate cancer and a benign brain tumor. He announced Thursday that...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn, nice guy or noxious guy?

    We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party. That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...