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  • Pelosi says Netanyahu address 'not appropriate'

    PHILADELPHIA As the controversy builds over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to a joint session of Congress this spring, Nancy Pelosi weighed in again Wednesday with a more forceful rebuke of what she and the White House have...
  • One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead

    One small attempt at tax reform illustrates the challenges ahead
    Both the White House and new Republican leaders have mentioned tax reform as an area of possible progress in the new Congress, but the short life and unhappy fate of one small provision the Obama administration proposed shows why that talk is unlikely...
  • Obama, Biden, Wolf to address Democrats in Philly

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Tom Wolf will be among the guests speaking to fellow Democrats in Philadelphia this week as House Democrats hold a policy retreat in the city. Members of the House Democratic...
  • Phillies unveil front-office shakeup

    Longtime Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery has new duties as he returns from a five-month medical leave of absence. Montgomery now will serve in the position of team chairman while Pat Gillick continues as president, the team said Wednesday....
  • New candidate in race for state Senate

    A Laguna Niguel woman has entered the race for the state Senate seat representing the 37th District, according to county registrar data. Naz Namazi, 47, joins two other Republicans in vying for the seat vacated by Mimi Walters, who was elected last year...
  • AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on...
  • Martin Schram: Once again, we must tell each other: 'Never again'

    "The Fuhrer has ordered that the Jewish question be solved once and for all, and that we, the SS, are to implement the order. I have therefore earmarked Auschwitz for this purpose." Heinrich Himmler, summer, 1941 Dandelions and Queen Anne's lace...
  • Senate Democrats press immigration funds without blocking Obama

    WASHINGTON Senate Democrats are increasing pressure on majority Republicans to abandon plans to block President Barack Obama's immigration orders as a condition of funding the Homeland Security Department. Second-ranking Senate Democrat Richard Durbin...
  • Attorney general nominee Lynch holds her own in Senate hearing

    WASHINGTON Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch deftly maneuvered through her confirmation hearing Wednesday, pledging to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill. Pressed about Obama administration policies on such...
  • Marco Rubio chairmanship is chance to show foreign policy credentials if he runs for president

    Marco Rubio chairmanship is chance to show foreign policy credentials if he runs for president
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was named Wednesday as chairman of the Senate subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, giving him a platform to demonstrate foreign policy credentials and talk about Cuba just as he's continuing to raise his profile in advance of a...
  • Republican-controlled House passes bill to speed up approvals of natural gas exports

    Continuing its charge on energy, the Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. In a 277-133 vote, the House approved a bill giving the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to authorize...