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  • Immigration standoff

    Immigration standoff
    There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of...
  • Mr. Obama's tax plan

    Mr. Obama's tax plan
    It's a pretty safe bet that Congress is not going to react to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by immediately turning around and agreeing to his priorities like free community college and mandatory sick leave. When was the last time any...
  • Power struggle at City Hall

    Power struggle at City Hall
    Miffed that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed three of their bills in the last several months, members of the Baltimore City Council are proposing legislation to limit her power — bills that she would presumably also veto. When you've got...
  • Where is the line for leaders issuing executive orders?

    If the 2010 mid-term elections were according to President Obama “a shellacking,” then it’s going to take a lot to strip away the pain of the Republican Party’s midterm election victory in 2014. For the first time in eight years,...
  • Wireless, cable groups welcome Republicans' net neutrality push

    WASHINGTON Wireless and cable trade groups welcomed a Republican proposal for open-Internet legislation as an alternative to regulations backed by President Barack Obama. Trade group officials supported the congressional proposal in testimony submitted...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • U.S. bridge repair debate: Is a gas tax the answer?

    CINCINNATI How should the nation pay for needed repairs to bridges and roadways? While recent political discussions have been dominated by national security, employee earnings and law enforcement tactics, the National Highway Trust has dwindled with no...
  • Should nature have the right to sue us?

    Should nature have the right to sue us?
    Corporations have it. So do infants before they can walk, children, even oceangoing vessels. It's the right to bring a lawsuit in their own name. More attention is being given to the question of whether wild animals, valleys, rivers, meadows or mountain...
  • Canadian firm heads to court to take land for Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The Canadian company TransCanada went to court Tuesday to use eminent domain to force Nebraska landowners to give their property for the Keystone XL Pipeline, as the Senate moved closer to approving the controversial project. The Senate...
  • Senate blocks efforts to ban exports from Keystone XL pipeline, use American-made steel

    The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday rejected Democrats' bids to ban exports from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and to require building the project with American-made steel. In largely party-line votes, the Senate sidetracked the first two...
  • US shipbuilders gird for McCain assault on protectionist law

    WASHINGTON Bill Skinner of VT Halter Marine in South Mississippi and fellow chief executives at about 150 other U.S. shipyards know what to do when Sen. John McCain starts rattling his free-trade saber in their direction. They alert political allies,...