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  • World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers honored on Capitol Hill

    World War II-era Civil Air Patrol volunteers honored on Capitol Hill
    When Jeri Truesdell took prospective pilots up in the air for the first time, she would tell them to sit back and feel the strength of the engine on takeoff. It was a feeling she always loved, and never forgot. "I wanted to give them the feeling," she...
  • Mary Landrieu's loss and the end of ticket splitting

    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's defeat in the Dec. 6 runoff certainly was no surprise. If anything, it seemed inevitable since the evening of Nov. 4, when it became clear a Republican rout was underway and Democrats would lose control of the Senate. But...
  • Congress expresses little appetite for policy change, new legislation in wake of CIA report

    WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee's report Tuesday on the CIA's use of torture is unlikely to trigger major policy changes or even official introspection, but it ignited a new uncivil war of words between Republicans and Democrats in Congress...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar quietly climbs Washington ranks

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. Sen. Amy Klobuchar traveled to a veterans' dental clinic here recently for a ribbon-cutting, then sped west to give a speech at a dairy and creamery an hour away. Between events, she was dialing up members of the Canadian Parliament...
  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

    A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
    Penny Pritzker could have just walked by. But she didn't. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
  • Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

    Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?
    With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. They have been huddling over ways to avert it, while other congressional Republicans plot other ways to...
  • House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'

    House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'
    House Republicans approved a measure Thursday that aims to ‎block the Obama administration from moving to shield millions from deportation, a largely symbolic legislative response to the president's new immigration policy that reflects lawmakers'...
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...
  • Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans

    Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans
    Question for Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business. Boehner bought himself a...