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  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • Palm Beach County Business Leader: Jeffrey A. Stoops, SBA Communications Corp. | Video

    Palm Beach County Business Leader: Jeffrey A. Stoops, SBA Communications Corp. | Video
    A lawyer by training, Jeffrey A. Stoops yearned for a more entrepreneurial role. "I like being part of a business where I've had the good fortune to shape all aspects of it," he said. As president and chief executive of Boca Raton-based SBA...
  • Opinion: Time may be right for a state polka song

    Opinion: Time may be right for a state polka song
    Illinois is facing a crunching budget deficit, a massive pension debt and cuts in almost every state social service program as a Republican governor wages war on unions and a Democratic-controlled legislature battles the governor. So it might amaze some...
  • Mailman who landed gyrocopter at Capitol sent back to Florida, barred from D.C.

    Mailman who landed gyrocopter at Capitol sent back to Florida, barred from D.C.
    The Florida mail carrier accused of landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol was charged in federal court Thursday and has been barred from returning to the District of Columbia or flying any aircraft, officials said. Douglas Hughes, 61, was...
  • Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic

    Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic
    History may ultimately view it as an incremental step in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the Obama administration's decision this week to drop the island nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism...
  • 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...
  • Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits

    Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits
    The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday. A new report by the agency's inspector general says...
  • Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida

    Trade deal sparks controversy in Florida
    WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...
  • Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...
  • 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,...
  • Rising partisanship among voters is 'nationalizing' local politics

    One of the oldest cliches on American elections, attributed to the late House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O’Neill, holds that “all politics is local.” Not anymore. Indeed, just the opposite holds true: Increasingly, politics has become...