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  • Sharp partisan divide in high court's same-sex marriage case

    The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far. The list of Republicans who are supporting same-sex marriage, in a case set for...
  • Criticism, some from the right, builds on GOP letter to Iran

    Criticism of 47 Republican senators' letter to Iranian leaders escalated Friday, and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings about writing directly to an adversary to raise doubts about President Barack Obama's nuclear negotiations. Several...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Bob Ray Sanders: Again the GOP members of Congress fail leadership test

    It has become abundantly clear that the congressional Republicans' depository of that precious commodity called leadership is on the verge of bankruptcy. That was made even more evident this week by the action of a majority of GOP senators, at the...
  • Patriots or traitors? Iran letter sets off furious debate

    WASHINGTON Anger and outrage grew Tuesday over a letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leaders designed to scuttle a yet-to-be-completed deal on its nuclear program. Congressional Democrats and independents, even some who question a deal with Iran,...
  • Lynch nomination to replace Holder coming up in Senate next week

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would consider Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general next week, even as one of his top lieutenants said the outcome of the confirmation vote was still in question....
  • Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women

    Mikulski leaves the Senate a changed place for women
    When Barbara A. Mikulski first stepped onto the Senate floor in 1987, she saw only one other female senator. They were required to wear skirts and were prohibited from using the male-only gym. But as the retiring Maryland Democrat prepares to relinquish...
  • Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice

    Finally, a rule will make brokers give you honest investment advice
    The idea that investment advisors owe a higher duty to their clients than to their own pocketbooks is an old one, often detested by Wall Street. So the announcement Monday from the White House that it will impose such a standard on advisors in the...
  • Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer

    Senators Call For Reducing Excise Tax On Craft Beer
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-five U.S. senators are sponsoring a bill they say will help the American craft beer industry by reducing the excise tax on beer made by small brewers. Among the sponsors of the legislation are Connecticut's two...
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested
    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
  • California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat

    California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat
    We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....