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  • Where they stand: Marco Rubio on key issues of 2016 campaign

    A snapshot of where Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stands on issues likely to be debated during the Republican presidential primaries, as he enters the race. IMMIGRATION Rubio, whose parents emigrated from Cuba, was a co-author of a bipartisan immigration...
  • Industry veteran has found stable niche in turbulent coal industry

    ST. LOUIS For almost half a century, Chuck Welsh has been selling coal. One of three partners of independent coal dealer Castle Rock Carbon and Coal, Welsh has been in the coal business since 1968 first for the railroads, then Peabody Energy, and now his...
  • New Jersey man, 2 companies plead guilty in biofuels scam

    A New Jersey man and two companies he co-owns have pleaded guilty to federal charges in a biofuels scam that became one of the largest frauds in Indiana history and bilked taxpayers and fuel buyers out of tens of millions of dollars, prosecutors said....
  • How Sen. Corker became Mr. Fix-It and forged deal on Iran

    WASHINGTON Fighting to get Congress a voice on an Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Bob Corker found himself in an increasingly familiar spot in the thick of a difficult situation. And loving it. "I do enjoy it because I enjoy us doing things that are going to...
  • House passes bill to repeal estate tax

    The House voted Thursday to repeal the federal tax on estates, a politically volatile issue that affects few inheritances. Republicans refer to it as the "death tax." They say it prevents small business owners and family farmers from passing businesses...
  • Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

    Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change. The comments came during nearly two hours of argument before the U.S....
  • Speak Out

    I'm beginning to think that the Southtown is trying to do away with the Speak Out column because the call-in line always is not answering. And I believe that contributors "Oak Forest Bob" and "Terrmiester from Burbank" must be editors because they're in...
  • Murphy Bill Would Create Tax Break For 'Angel' Investors

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy would give "angel" investors a new federal tax break and is also a co-sponsor of another bill introduced Thursday that will erase a barrier between those investors and start-up companies that need their money....
  • Obama threatens to veto 2 bills targeting Wall Street rules

    President Barack Obama is threatening to veto two bills that the White House says would undermine the Dodd-Frank financial reforms put in place after the economic crash. Both of the bills affect housing. One of the bills would exempt some borrowing...
  • Hogan must fund health care

    Hogan must fund health care
    At the beginning of this year's General Assembly session, the prognosis for quality, affordable health care in Maryland was unclear. Newly elected Governor Larry Hogan had proposed a number of cuts to critical programs, the funding mechanism for our...
  • North Dakota lawmakers split on costs for Lawrence Welk home

    North Dakota lawmakers are at odds over how to pay for maintenance and other costs at the boyhood home of famous bandleader Lawrence Welk, which the state's historical society envisions as a tourist destination. Senators want an appropriation of $135,000...