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  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.
  • Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval

    Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval
    WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is...

    A new hope for compromise in Washington

    The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Friday, Nov. 7: Maybe Barack Obama and Republicans who won control of the U.S. Senate will really compromise for the common good. Maybe the president and congressional leaders of both parties...

    The Boehner-McConnell relationship: Mutual respect, low drama

    WASHINGTON John A. Boehner and Mitch McConnell have never been best friends. But they aren't enemies, either. Far from it, say staffers and sources who know both lawmakers. The speaker and the Senate's presumptive new majority leader have built, over the...

    Script flipped in 2016 Senate majority battle

    WASHINGTON After securing control of the Senate on Tuesday, Republicans are already staring down a daunting map for 2016. The majority of the Senate battleground in the next election cycle will be fought on Republican turf, with the GOP defending two-...