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  • Carper reintroduces bill to make DC nation's 51st state

    Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has reintroduced a bill that would transform the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state.
  • Senate panel passes 6-year highway bill, minus funding

    A Senate panel unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to boost spending on highway projects and give state and local governments more flexibility to spend federal money on local projects. Lawmakers, however, have yet to come up with a way to pay for it....

    Fast-track trade bill to get another vote in Congress on Thursday

    Fast-track trade bill to get another vote in Congress on Thursday
    Trying to salvage President Obama's trade agenda, Republican leaders in Congress plan to vote again Thursday on legislation giving the president fast-track negotiating authority, sidestepping House Democrats’ opposition and leaving the future of a...

    Vice President Joe Biden, in grieving for son Beau, shines as family patriarch

    Vice President Joe Biden, in grieving for son Beau, shines as family patriarch
    Vice President Joe Biden stood silently beside his family, huddled in grief as Delaware's elected officials offered words of tribute to the memory of his son Beau, who will be buried Saturday after dying of cancer at the age of 46. At times, the vice...

    Watchdog: IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks

    Watchdog: IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks
    The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency's computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress Tuesday. The agency's inspector general outlined the security weaknesses...