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  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle

    In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. The 62-38 vote, two...
  • Fast-track authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership advances in Senate

    WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute legislative wrangling, the Senate on Thursday advanced a measure that would give President Obama so-called fast-track authority to complete a pending trade pact with leading Pacific nations. Senators...
  • Obama would 'relish' opportunity to visit Cuba, spokesman says

    U.S. and Cuban negotiators talked for a full day Thursday before deciding to continue the talks Friday, perhaps an indication the two sides are nearing the finish line on renewing diplomatic relations and opening embassies. In its Twitter feed, Cuba's...
  • Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill

    Harris plays central role in NIH funding bill
    A bill that would direct billions in new funding to the National Institutes of Health in return for changes in the way the Bethesda-based agency awards research grants passed a key legislative hurdle in Congress on Thursday. Republican Rep. Andy Harris...
  • VA averts construction shutdown at troubled Denver hospital

    The Veterans Affairs Department averted a costly construction shutdown at its half-finished hospital outside Denver on Thursday, but it still has to persuade an angry Congress to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars more to complete the troubled...
  • Congress largely silent on unfolding Islamic State crisis

    WASHINGTON Senators were so eager to put their imprint on the Iran nuclear deal that 47 Republicans wrote a letter about it to that country's leaders before any deal has been finalized. But when it comes to the deteriorating situation in Iraq, there is...
  • Lack of debate on force authorization is frustrating, hypocritical, Kaine says

    There's been a fair amount of posturing on Capitol Hill about the Islamic State, but it sounds as if Sen Tim Kaine is getting a bit impatient with a lot of it. “Absent the one vote in September that we took to arm the Syrian moderates, there is no...
  • Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

    In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs." Another senator, trying to help Michigan's auto making industry, talks...
  • House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law

    A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for beef, pork and poultry...