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  • Veteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement this morning in Baltimore. Mikulski, speaking at the podium by herself, said she spent considerable time thinking about how she wanted to spend the next two years and ultimately decided she didn't...
  • House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

    House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the...
  • Judge puts Mississippi AG's investigation of Google on hold

    The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google's request for a preliminary injunction, preventing Attorney General Jim Hood from...
  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

    The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of U.S. and NATO combat troops. Afghan troops have...
  • Why Rep. Schakowsky is skipping Netanyahu's speech

    Why Rep. Schakowsky is skipping Netanyahu's speech
    After careful consideration I have decided not to attend the Tuesday speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will give before a joint session of Congress. As a Jew, support for Israel is in my DNA. Throughout my nine terms in the U.S. House,...
  • RI Sen. Whitehouse says no to Netanyahu speech

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says he will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address before Congress. WPRI reports (http://bit.ly/1zAVCG0) that Whitehouse said Monday that he will be among a group of Democrats who is skipping...
  • Ohio's governor to attend Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is headed to Washington to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress. The speech Tuesday comes after House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) invited Netanyahu without...
  • Economy trumps Iran as Israeli issue

    Economy trumps Iran as Israeli issue
    With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to address Congress on Tuesday, his speech is seemingly the only Israel-related subject receiving attention in the American press. Monday's New York Times had two prominent stories about Israel: one...
  • Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration. Last month, President Barack Obama included $1 billion for Central America in the budget...
  • Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American

    Talk of the County: Mundelein commissioner removal was un-American
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com 'Diversity made America' On one...