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U.S. Congress

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  • Martin Schram: Once again, a president promises change for Cuba

    Thousands in Miami's sunny Orange Bowl stood and cheered as one, thrilled to ecstasy and even tears of joy by what they'd just witnessed on the field. Surely no football star had ever thrilled a crowd quite the way these faithful true believers were just...
  • Democratic senator: U.S. shifts on Cuba 'clearly intended' to bypass law

    Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday that President Barack Obama's shifts on Cuba policy were intended to circumvent U.S. law. "Today's regulatory changes ... are clearly intended to circumvent the intent and spirit of U.S. law and...
  • One thing the U.S. government doesn't count: How often police kill civilians

    The federal government amasses statistics on a wide range of topics. Want to know how many people contracted botulism? How many kids participated in extracurricular activities? How many acres of corn are planted in a given year? It's all tracked. But...
  • U.S. terrorism insurance delay postpones Fed board seat debate

    A decision by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to set aside a terrorism insurance bill until 2015 has killed, for now, a provision requiring that one seat on the Federal Reserve's board be dedicated to a person with community banking experience. Congress moved...
  • U.S. terrorism insurance bill killed by objections in Senate

    A bill to extend an expiring federal terrorism insurance program effectively died on Tuesday when the U.S. Senate failed to reach an agreement to hold a vote before Congress wraps up its business for the year. The program, created after the Sept. 11,...
  • Federal judge rules Obama overstepped his authority in issuing executive order on immigration

    PITTSBURGH A federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled Tuesday that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority and violated the Constitution when he issued an executive order last month to delay deportation for millions of people living in the U.S....
  • Research, environmental efforts in Hampton Roads benefit from federal spending plan

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
  • On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl

    On The Fly: Politics Find Way Into Super Bowl
    Politics have a way of seeping into everything, right? You can add the Super Bowl, too. That's right, Congress — yes Congress — could bring Super Bowl XLIX to a screeching halt if it doesn't get its act together by New Year's Eve. Lauren...
  • Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes

    Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes
    A turbulent lame-duck session of Congress came to a sudden end Tuesday as the Senate rushed to clear a lingering tax bill and some key presidential nominations in a late-night flurry of final votes. Lawmakers signed off on a deal to extend $45 billion...
  • Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling

    Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling
    In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery....
  • Bristol Bay's history

    Federal protection for Alaska's Bristol Bay has ebbed and flowed over the years, usually in sync with the party in the White House.  1986: U.S. opens Bristol Bay to oil and gas exploration and development during President Reagan’s tenure. 1989:...