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  • US senators tell LGBT kids ‘It Gets Better’

     
    A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois' own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘...
  • Nelson may ask for still more time on high-speed money

     
    By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida told Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday that the state may ask for more time to bring high-speed rail to the state – with an extension...
  • On taxes, Republicans repudiate Ronald Reagan

    It's a pretty big deal to have a bill named after you, especially if you're not a member of Congress. But, with any luck, this bill will actually soon become the law of the land. Of course, I'm talking about the Buffett Rule, named after the Oracle of...
  • Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill

    Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill
    A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead. Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring...
  • Cardin, Mikulski urge Obama to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...