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  • Conservatives to the rescue: Obama's health care, trade wins

    Cracking the often-lamented partisanship of Washington, a Republican-led Congress and a conservative Supreme Court chief justice delivered back-to-back victories for President Barack Obama's ambitious trade and health care initiatives. The Supreme...
  • Budget brawl gives Ted Cruz, Rand Paul a chance to break out

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have created national profiles by picking fights in the U.S. Senate, and the two Republican presidential rivals will soon have a chance to engage in another, as they oppose efforts to roll back automatic spending cuts...
  • EPA chief isn't cowed by politics or pollution

    EPA chief isn't cowed by politics or pollution
    If there's a woman Congress likes beating up as much as Hillary Clinton, she's Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy and Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary for the Army Corps of Engineers, stood side-by-side when...
  • Ex-Im Bank could hitch a ride on highway bill

    WASHINGTON It looks like the Export-Import Bank will hitch a ride on a highway funding bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday a newly introduced bill that would increase spending on the country's roads and bridges would be...
  • A look at calls to remove Confederate symbols across South

    A look at calls to remove Confederate symbols across South
    In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across Southern states are calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here's a look at what's happening...
  • New South same as the Old South

    It was a little over 150 years ago on April 7 that Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, marking the end of the Civil War. We are also in the closing stages of our nation's Civil War sesquicentennial. But has the war ever...
  • Mitch McConnell suggests removal of Jefferson Davis statue from Kentucky Capitol

    WASHINGTON Kentucky's most powerful Republican politician on Tuesday suggested taking down the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from his state's Capitol. The surprising declaration by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's...
  • Obama's fast-track trade bill clears key Senate hurdle

    Obama's fast-track trade bill clears key Senate hurdle
    Nearly two weeks after his ambitious trade agenda was nearly derailed by fellow Democrats, President Obama is poised to clinch the biggest legislative victory of his second term with a Senate vote Wednesday that would give him the authority he says he...
  • Senate leaders seek bipartisan support for Obama's trade bill

    WASHINGTON Senate leaders are trying to hold together a shaky bipartisan coalition to again pass President Barack Obama's fast-track trade measure and this time send it to the president's desk for his signature. The Senate plans a procedural vote Tuesday...
  • McConnell promises Senate vote on late-term abortion bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Friday that his chamber will vote on legislation banning most late-term abortions, setting the stage for a showdown over a top conservative priority that his party will likely lose. "It's about time we...
  • A new 'pro-Rand Paul' super PAC is making Paul's official super PAC nervous

    WASHINGTON The phone calls were confounding, until they multiplied. People at the top of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's network were being asked about a new group that wanted to turn donations into campaign wins. What, they asked, was the Concerned American...