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  • Peril, promise in Obama's end game on trade, health, more

    For President Barack Obama, an encouraging vote on his trade agenda and a harrowing tragedy in South Carolina showcased the promise and peril of his presidential end game. Hand-wringing over a stinging setback for Obama's trade package in Congress last...
  • Trade promotion merits Fla. delegation's support

    Trade promotion merits Fla. delegation's support
    President Obama has struggled for weeks to persuade Congress to give him the same leeway to negotiate trade agreements that all his predecessors since Richard Nixon have enjoyed. This past week the House narrowly voted in favor of trade promotion...
  • Obama rejects mass shootings as 'new normal' in America

     Obama rejects mass shootings as 'new normal' in America
    President Barack Obama said Friday he refuses to accept the idea that regular mass shooting are "the new normal" in America but doesn't expect Congress to respond because of the influence of the National Rifle Association. Obama said his first...
  • Gun rights still trumping gun controls in politics

    They offered prayers and moments of silence. They sought to comfort. Some flashed with anger and frustration that, once again, America was forced to confront another mass shooting. Yet less than 48 hours after nine people were shot to death in a South...
  • Beidle: Email backing Peña-Melnyk for Congress mistakenly linked to official address

    Beidle: Email backing Peña-Melnyk for Congress mistakenly linked to official address
    Pam Beidle, chairwoman of the Anne Arundel County House Delegation, sent an email in support of a fellow delegate's campaign for Congress. The response was a call from the Maryland State Ethics Commission. In an message sent out to her supporters,...
  • Obama rejects mass shootings as 'new normal' in America

    President Barack Obama said Friday he refuses to accept the idea that regular mass shooting are "the new normal" in America but doesn't expect Congress to respond because of the influence of the National Rifle Association. Obama said his first comments...
  • Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

    Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report from...
  • Obama makes impassioned plea for gun control

    SAN FRANCISCO Saying he "will refuse to act like this is the new normal," President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation's mayors Friday for a rational discussion of gun policy reforms in the wake of this week's mass shooting in Charleston,...
  • Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP

    Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely. "I don't want to be disrespectful, but I don't consider him an...
  • At home and abroad, worries mount over Obama's trade pact

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama faces some tough sledding with his lofty hopes on trade. His long struggle to get Congress to give him trade promotion authority portends a much larger fight over his plan to deliver a Pacific Rim trade pact that would...
  • US lawmakers are popular commencement choices

    Congress' most popular commencement speaker this year is Rep. John Lewis. By the end of graduation season, the Georgia Democrat will have spoken at six ceremonies, including one Saturday at Antioch College in Ohio. At Virginia's Hampton University on May...