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  • Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)

    Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)
    Republican control of both houses of Congress gives the GOP extraordinary power over science policy in the United States. Last month, we had a lengthy discussion of the party's interests and outlook in scientific research with Rep. John Culberson (R-...
  • DC Council approves bill to outlaw private pot clubs

    The D.C. Council has approved a bill that would ban marijuana smoking in private clubs. The council voted unanimously in favor of the emergency legislation on Tuesday, just five days after recreational pot became legal in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • Wyoming horse roundup legality argued before federal judge

    Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries different requirements for such roundups depending on whether the horses are on federal or private land....
  • Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

    Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republican leaders to address a joint session of Congress. Two House members — Reps....
  • March 3 Letters: Netanyahu speech

    Treasonous invite In today's volatile world, it is vitally important for the U.S. government to speak with one voice in our foreign policy initiatives — to debate policy options at home, but actually to conduct foreign policy, as we always have,...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

    Every day during the 12½ years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom. But since his release along with five other detainees in December, the 50-year-old Tunisian has...
  • Possible elements in an Iran nuclear deal

    U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks are the biggest source of tension in the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The American leader is pushing for a framework deal with Tehran by the end of March and a...
  • Netanyahu faces a Congress unlikely to be swayed

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to change many minds, if any, when he makes his controversial speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress to warn of the dangers of a nuclear deal with Iran. Most members of the Senate...
  • GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV

     GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV
    The problem with modern-day politics, aside from everything, is that it lacks consistent excitement. Sure, there are moments when debate over a major bill gets attention, but our interest fades once the bill passes and we drift back to more intriguing...
  • Congress clears bill to award gold medal to Selma marchers

    Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote. The...