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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders launches presidential campaign focusing on inequality

    Sen. Bernie Sanders launches presidential campaign focusing on inequality
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and avowed socialist, formally launched his campaign for the presidency Thursday, promising to make the economic unease of America’s middle class the driving force of his long-shot bid. In an era in...
  • Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal is threatened by GOP amendments

    A bipartisan bill for Congress to review any nuclear agreement with Iran faced new danger Thursday as Republican senators sought to force votes on controversial amendments that leaders had hoped to avoid. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have...
  • TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed

    The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k). Following...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?

    Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?
    True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist's curse to entertain such thoughts about disparate events that...
  • Democrats targeting state reps over walk-out

    Democrats targeting state reps over walk-out
    Florida Democrats are targeting Republican state representatives in swing districts -- including several Central Florida lawmakers -- with robocalls and mailers telling voters that their representatives "walked away" from their jobs to avoid voting on...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    2 rescued from wreckage in Nepal's capital 5 days after quake, bringing some moments of joy The 15-year-old boy had been buried alive under the rubble of this quake-stricken capital for five days, listening to bulldozers clearing mountains of debris,...
  • Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner

    Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner
    In January, during his State of the Union address, President Obama raised eyebrows with his plan to streamline the tax code and buoy the middle class by tapping the reservoirs of the rich. Among other things, Obama proposed raising capital-gains taxes...
  • Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner

     Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner
    Those who argue for increasing taxes on the rich in order to support the middle class miss the larger point: Redistributive taxation is not only insufficient to ensure that our country's wealth is equitably shared; it is also ineffective. Humans don't...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Cruz discusses missing Lynch vote

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a declared presidential candidate, has a new defense for missing Attorney General Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote last week. According to Cruz, not voting was the same as voting "no." "I voted twice against Loretta...
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme Court decision that could disrupt how that law functions, the Wisconsin Republican is among many in the GOP who...