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  • Don't let failure slow commercial space push: Editorial

    Don't let failure slow commercial space push: Editorial
    "Space is hard." U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly reminded his many Twitter followers of that historical axiom with a tweet from the International Space Station following Sunday's explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It would be easy now for some in...
  • Democrats, Republicans want spending on new federal courthouse

    Democrats, Republicans want spending on new federal courthouse
    Florida's most conservative and liberal members of Congress joined forces Tuesday in calling for more federal spending — for projects in the state. Led by U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, and...
  • Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank

    The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from...
  • Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

    In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts....
  • Opinion: It falls on Congress to improve Affordable Care Act

    For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge that would have gutted the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Good. Not because the law is particularly well written, was fairly passed or lived up to...
  • Youngest woman elected to Congress inspires future leaders

    Youngest woman elected to Congress inspires future leaders
    U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik spoke about her journey to Capitol Hill and embracing the unique perspective that comes with being a young woman in Congress during the 10th District Young Women's Leadership Academy kick-off event Monday at Elawa Farm in Lake...
  • House speaker visits Lithuania, commits to countering Russia

    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) of Ohio has returned from a visit to Lithuania where he affirmed Congress' commitment to offering military assistance to the region to counter Russian aggression. The Republican led a bipartisan delegation of House...
  • Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians

    Supreme Court sides with the people, not the politicians
    Today the Supreme Court reinforced the principle that the voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around, in upholding an Arizona law that puts the task of drawing congressional district boundaries in the hands of an independent...
  • With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?

    With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?
    The National Science Foundation too often shortchanges American taxpayers by funding low-value, low-priority social science projects. Here are some doozies: the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey, Viking textiles in Iceland, the “social impacts&...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: It wouldn't hurt Obama to continue to push for gun reform

    WASHINGTON As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and the resulting worthless disingenuous rhetoric about...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...