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  • 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...
  • Ann McFeatters: A holiday wish list for our friends in Washington

    WASHINGTON 'Tis the season for catalogues. Tons of them. And although our politicians have not been kind and considerate to us this past year, here are some gift suggestions for some of them. For Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the Senate's most passionate...
  • Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'

    Obama on corporate tax overhaul: 'Definitely a deal to be done'
    President Obama told top business executives Wednesday that there was "definitely a deal to be done" on corporate taxes with congressional Republicans, but work needs to begin soon before a limited window closes as the 2106 presidential election...
  • Martin Schram: Schumer offers a big-government fix-it fixation

    There's a surefire trick the capital city's chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. To get your audience laughing from the get-go, here's your foolproof opening line: "I'm from Washington and I'm...
  • As clock ticks, Congress considers tax-free savings accounts for disabled people

    WASHINGTON Jawanda Mast is a mom on a mission. Every year, the 53-year-old Mast boards a plane from her home in Olathe, Kan., to Washington, determined to persuade Congress to create tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Her daughter...
  • 17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general

    17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general
    A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case...