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  • Why Washington is broken: Partisan legislation to authorize American research is the wrong approach

    We've heard it for several years now: Washington is broken. Progress has ground to a halt due to partisan politics. Partisanship dominates the headlines for many of the issues that come before Congress, be it immigration, tax reform, gun control or...
  • US judge: Riverbed property rights next in Alcoa dams fight

    A federal judge ruled this week that boats could not navigate North Carolina's second-largest river system at the time of American independence, a decision that helps Alcoa Inc. as it tries to prove it owns the riverbed on which some valuable...
  • Republicans won't challenge Cuba's removal from terrorism list

    MIAMI Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with congressional colleagues last week to map strategy to...
  • Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal

    Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal
    I am shocked by The Sun's reckless recommendation that Congress abandon its constitutional responsibility for regulating commerce with foreign nations. Granting President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership would be...
  • Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction overturned

    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction overturned
    A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned former San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds' felony conviction for obstructing justice, leaving the federal government without a single conviction after a years-long and multimillion-dollar effort to prosecute the...
  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law. For those who weren't disconnected, only...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • AP Analysis: Tough Iran talk _ but chances for nuke deal

    As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations to failure. But Iran seems ready to blink when it serves its negotiating strategy, which may bode well for a deal....
  • Companies labor to get visas for skilled foreign professionals

    MINNEAPOLIS William Dinauer, president of laser maker LasX Industries, had no doubts about hiring Chinese-born Yahui Zhang this year. She has a doctorate in industrial engineering and experience working for a larger device manufacturer. She was open to...
  • Candidates look to make family legacies in Congress

    WASHINGTON When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter. A Democratic operative who has never run for office, Laura Burton Capps has long been seen as a...
  • Murphy dominates early race to replace Rubio

    Murphy dominates early race to replace Rubio
    WASHINGTON — In the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy stands alone as the only prominent candidate from either major party, a sign of his early dominance in the closely watched Senate campaign. The former Fort...