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  • Coats says Iran, deficit priorities before Senate retirement

    There are two things U.S. Sen. Dan Coats would like to see his U.S. Senate colleagues address before he retires: dealing with deficit spending and having a role in the Iran nuclear agreement. Coats told The (Bloomington) Herald-Times on Monday (http://...
  • Labor Department won't investigate alleged Edison H-1B visa abuses

    Labor Department won't investigate alleged Edison H-1B visa abuses
    The U.S. Labor Department will not investigate allegations that Southern California Edison Co. abused a popular visa program for skilled foreign workers, according to senators who requested the probe. A top Labor official said an investigation could not...
  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan

    President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors. The event will be held Tuesday in the Rose Garden. Obama...
  • Hobart grandfather throws hat into ring for president

    Hobart grandfather throws hat into ring for president
    Michael Petyo has as much chance of becoming the next U.S. President as this column has of earning a Pulitzer Prize, but he remains undeterred. "I have PMA," he told me. "Positive mental attitude." The 66-year-old Navy veteran from Hobart proudly...
  • Legislative deadlines for presidential candidates to watch

    WASHINGTON There's no shortage of deadlines in 2015 that will put the national media spotlight on Capitol Hill, even as much of the attention is on shooting ranges, ballrooms and diners in early presidential states. And for what's likely to be four...
  • Around Annapolis: Two tight-knit communities combine to sail against cancer

    Around Annapolis: Two tight-knit communities combine to sail against cancer
    The Annapolis sailing community is closely connected, but it has another tight-knit community -- those affected by cancer. The Leukemia Cup Regatta, started in 1993, brought the two communities together to inspire hope for those affected by leukemia and...
  • Ben & Jerry: No tax cut for the 0.2 percent

    Ben & Jerry: No tax cut for the 0.2 percent
    Good grief, Congress. Are you really going to give another tax break to those of us who need it least? Yes, we're witty and created a successful global brand of ice cream. Yes, we're handsome and in demand for selfie shots at malls and village squares...
  • A capital idea: Take the kids to D.C.

    A capital idea: Take the kids to D.C.
    Washington, D.C., may be the capital of the free (stuff to do) world, but there’s a trick to visiting with kids. Your job is not to bore them to death. My husband, E.J., and I had a great time in our nation’s capital this past summer with...
  • Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules

    The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to...
  • Rising speed limits spur safety concerns

    WASHINGTON Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he keeps up with the fast-moving traffic on the highway. But one day, he decided to lower the pace and...
  • Outside construction expert joins probe of VA hospital cost

    The Veterans Affairs Department investigation into massive cost overruns at its Denver hospital finally has an outside construction expert — more than seven weeks after the department said it requested the help from the Navy, officials said...