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  • The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise

    The proposed fast-track compromise isn't much of a compromise
    What's gotten into this Congress? Fresh off of bipartisan deals on two excruciatingly tough political issues -- funding the Department of Homeland Security despite Republicans' fierce opposition to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, and...
  • Time to retire the Father Serra statue in Washington?

    Time to retire the Father Serra statue in Washington?
    Deciding which historical figures to honor is a complicated business. The U.S. Capitol is full of statues of slaveholders and Confederate leaders and killers of Indians, yet we don't automatically remove them because, well, our history is our history,...
  • Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

    Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow...
  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

    The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and...
  • Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

    Top congressional lawmakers struck a long-sought, bipartisan agreement Thursday for the broadest trade policy pact in years, allowing President Barack Obama to negotiate trade accords for Congress' review and move forward with talks on a sweeping...
  • Newspaper's role in Capitol stunt examined

    A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The...
  • Senate hearing to explore pros, cons of trade with Cuba

    WASHINGTON Legislation to lift the trade embargo on Cuba has made little headway in Congress, but next week lawmakers will examine the possible benefits and challenges of agricultural trade with the island nation. A hearing is scheduled before the Senate...
  • Today: Feeling Unlucky. NFL's Risky Business.

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  • Income Taxes: A Pox on Democracy

    Income Taxes: A Pox on Democracy
    Politicians have manipulated the income tax to salve voter angst about fairness but in the process are destroying the work ethic and corrupting public judgement about the appropriate limits of government. Liberals habitually derided the wealthy for...
  • U.S. judge won't remove marijuana from most-dangerous drug list

    U.S. judge won't remove marijuana from most-dangerous drug list
    Efforts to legalize marijuana suffered a defeat in court Wednesday when a judge upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies cannabis as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, announcing...
  • First Purple Heart, now Army orders benefits for Ft. Hood victims

    First Purple Heart, now Army orders benefits for Ft. Hood victims
    It looks like the U.S. Army will be providing full medical and financial benefits to Ft. Hood shooting victims who last week were awarded medals following years of lobbying and legal action. Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Thursday that he...