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  • Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House

    Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage...
  • Rand Paul accepts award, argues with Lindsey Graham again

    Just a few hours after Lindsey Graham finished arguing (in absentia) with Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator walked to a podium not far from the Capitol, to receive an award. Paul was one of three recipients of The Constitution Project's Constitutional...
  • Long-coveted Va. property purchased with US funds

    The U.S. Forest Service has acquired 317 acres in Nelson County long-coveted for its scenic view from the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1Gpvhnj) reports that the acquisition was made with $760,000 from the federal Land and Water...
  • American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

    Blaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the...
  • Gary mayor attended Harvard with new Attorney General

     Gary mayor attended Harvard with new Attorney General
    When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson attended undergrad school at Harvard University, she met a classmate with a wry sense of humor and a demeanor described by Freeman-Wilson as "unflappable." Freeman-Wilson soon became close friends with Loretta...
  • Clinton gives glimpse of how she plans to run as a woman

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the world wasn't supposed to be a campaign event. But it might as well have been. Addressing the annual Women in the...
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for...
  • Martin O'Malley's modern-day know-nothingness

    Martin O'Malley's modern-day know-nothingness
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket by appealing to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's populist fans. Ms. Warren is a very bright former Harvard law professor. So it is interesting...
  • Experts say drone strikes appear in bounds of US law

    President Barack Obama said Thursday that recent U.S. strikes that killed Americans were consistent with guidelines for counterterrorism efforts, and experts say the attacks appear to have been within the bounds of U.S. law despite what the president...
  • BALCO& Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

    Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. The cloud of steroids remains over baseball and all sports. Dugouts no longer are filled with bulked-up players with swollen skulls and Popeye-like arms. Bodies deflated after testing...
  • Bob Casey backs Hillary Clinton for president

    Bob Casey backs Hillary Clinton for president
    Pennsylvania's senior senator is getting his view of next year's presidential candidates on the record early: he's supporting Hillary Clinton. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced his endorsement of the former secretary of state and first lady in an...