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  • TN Rep. Cohen to skip Netanyahu speech to Congress

    Democratic congressman Steve Cohen says he is skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. The Tennessee congressman calls the speech "high theater" in Netanyahu's re-election campaign and a political tool wielded by House...
  • Ohio's Strickland to focus US Senate bid on opportunity

    Democrat Ted Strickland says his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman will focus on expanding job and educational opportunities that he believes have been denied to average people by GOP policies in Washington and Ohio. Strickland'...
  • Durbin celebrates 25th anniversary of airplane smoking ban

    WASHINGTON Everyone who flies on a commercial airliner has heard the announcement that tampering with an airplane's lavatory smoke detector is a federal offense. But as Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin reminded the Senate Wednesday, until 25 years ago...
  • On redistricting, justices should let voters' will trump self-serving political bosses

    On redistricting, justices should let voters' will trump self-serving political bosses
    For decades, California's legislative and congressional districts were carved up and redrawn every 10 years by the leaders of the Assembly, the state Senate and whatever other political operatives they allowed into their locked and (in image, at least)...
  • Guantanamo parole board OKs release of obese Egyptian captive

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A national security parole board has approved for release a long-held, chronically ill, morbidly obese Egyptian captive who was once considered a candidate for a war crimes trial. A Periodic Review Board decision released...
  • DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

    In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own. But House Speaker John Boehner and Senate...
  • Chicago's Polish National Alliance celebrates 103rd Inaugural Ball

    Chicago's Polish National Alliance celebrates 103rd Inaugural Ball
    More than 190 guests turned out for the Chicago Society of the Polish National Alliance's 103rd Inaugural Ball on Jan. 31 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. Entertainment included Alexandra Podowska, who sang the national anthems of the United States...
  • Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

    Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
    Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
  • Markets subdued ahead of Yellen's second testimony

    Markets subdued ahead of Yellen's second testimony
    U.S. financial markets eased back from record highs in early trading Wednesday. Investors were monitoring corporate earnings from Lowe's, Target and several other companies. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was scheduled to deliver another round of...
  • White House issues veto threat over No Child Left Behind bill

    The White House is threating to veto a Republican bill to fix the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law that is set for debate in the House on Wednesday, calling it "a significant step backwards." Republicans say the bill would restore local control...
  • Boston-area amateur bowls perfect 900 series

    When Hakim Emmanuel lined up his 36th and final ball of the night, all other activity at the Westgate Lanes in Brockton, Massachusetts, had stopped. "They were like, 'This guy has a shot at a perfect series,'" Emmanuel said. "It was so quiet you could...