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  • Bill would recognize 9-mile offshore limit for 3 Gulf states

    Since July 2013, Mississippi has claimed its state waters extend nine miles south into the Gulf of Mexico, but the federal government refuses to recognize the declaration. Mississippi's senior U.S. senator is trying to change the government's mind. The...
  • Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill

    Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade. The retraining program is linked to the...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP Sen. Graham offers abortion bill

    A Republican senator seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination introduced a bill Thursday banning most late-term abortions and is predicting the Senate will vote on the highly polarizing issue this year. That's a vote that could put some GOP...
  • Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee

    Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, asserting that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged....
  • Why California Democrats don't want to 'fast track' the TPP

    Why California Democrats don't want to 'fast track' the TPP
    To the editor: Contrary to the impression that readers of the editorial may get, I am pro-trade. I want a fair trade deal. ("Why 'fast track' bill on trade makes sense," editorial, June 10) But “fast track” legislation for the proposed Trans...
  • Community Media Center to honor veterans at reception

    Community Media Center to honor veterans at reception
    Carroll County veterans from conflicts of the past 70 years will be celebrated at the Community Media Center's Veterans Reception held Friday at the center. The event commemorates the conclusion of the Community Media Center's most recent year of the...
  • Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill

     Union-backed Dems make final push to kill Obama's trade bill
    Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama's trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade. The retraining program is linked to the...
  • An iconic symbol through the years

    I was first made of hemp, but today I am usually fashioned out of nylon or cotton. I can also be manufactured from plastic, aluminum or tin, and you will find me on coffee cups and T-shirts. Most often I am not even produced here but in places across...
  • Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: Media are inept and GOP agenda is hidden

     Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: Media are inept and GOP agenda is hidden
    What does Bernie Sanders think of the media’s performance so far this campaign? Barely adequate. The huge speaking fees Bill and Hillary Clinton have accepted? Wrong question, he says; you should be asking why anyone pays them. How about primary...
  • June 12 Letters: Federal regulations

    Too many regulations I believe it is time for Congress to retake control of how this country is regulated. First the Congress should no longer exempt the U.S. government and Congress from the laws it enacts. Second the Congress must stop making...
  • Pope: Climate change denial is immoral

    It takes a big ego to run for president. How else could you keep a straight face while telling everybody: "I'm the best person in the entire country to be the next president of the United States?" But if it takes a big ego to fun for president, it...