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  • 'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told

    'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told
    When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him. Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
  • The minimum wage as a political football

    The minimum wage as a political football
    This week the Senate is expected to take up President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage, and it has precisely zero chance of becoming law. That's unfortunate, not only because raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do but because there is...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings

    Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan...
  • The GOP does the climate change dance

     The GOP does the climate change dance
    Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
  • SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices

    SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices
    WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • Senate committee questions Social Security closures

    Senate committee questions Social Security closures
    The Social Security Administration applies inconsistent criteria when deciding whether to close its field offices, and it rarely involves local officials or the public in the process, a Senate committee says in a bipartisan report to be released...
  • Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support

    Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support
    Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.  In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...
  • Female senators urge NFL to adopt zero-tolerance abuse policy

    Female senators urge NFL to adopt zero-tolerance abuse policy
    A group of 16 senators wrote to the NFL Thursday, asking the league to create a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence after a video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. "We were shocked and disgusted by the...
  • Bill Nelson: shortened news cycle, the Internet and partisan cable "news" makes Washington dysfunctional

    Bill Nelson: shortened news cycle, the Internet and partisan cable "news" makes Washington dysfunctional
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is beginning his third term in the U.S. Senate. Washington, D.C., is a far different place than it was when he was a freshman member of the U.S. House back in 1979. Speaking Friday to the Realtor Association of Greater...