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  • Florida Legislature sends message to Obama, Congress on Iran

    The Florida House is joining the Florida Senate in telling President Barack Obama and Congress that they want new economic sanctions against Iran if the country doesn't agree that it won't use its nuclear program for weapons. The House approved the...
  • GMOs aren't the enemy -- misinformation is

    Currently, states across the nation are considering imposing labeling mandates for foods containing genetically modified organisms, creating a growing patchwork of labeling laws that threatens to harm interstate commerce, drive up the price of food and...
  • Iran bill supporters seek to avoid contentious amendments

    WASHINGTON Supporters of the Senate's Iran legislation know they have to do a delicate dance on the floor. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promising an open-amendment process for the bill negotiated by Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker,...
  • Conservatives leading push to increase funding for National Institutes of Health

    WASHINGTON Deficit hawk lawmakers have found something they want to spend money on: medical research. They say they want to cure cancer and other diseases by boosting the budget for the National Institutes of Health, and they argue that investing in...
  • Aaron Schock's trip to Saudi Arabia with friends raises questions

     Aaron Schock's trip to Saudi Arabia with friends raises questions
    When former Rep. Aaron Schock traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 on what one news outlet called a "friendship tour," he took that quite literally, bringing along two friends from Illinois who were his donors. Congress watchers said it's highly unusual for...
  • 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...
  • Republicans won't challenge Cuba's removal from terrorism list

    MIAMI Republicans say they will not mount a challenge to President Barack Obama's plan to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., met with congressional colleagues last week to map strategy to...
  • Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?

    Should doctors be allowed to ask patients about their gun habits?
    Physicians acknowledge that they ask their patients questions that, in any other context, would be considered nosy and meddlesome. They expect to get some pushback. But when physicians in Florida ask whether a patient -- or a young patient's parent --...
  • Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal

    Not so fast on the Trans-Pacific trade deal
    I am shocked by The Sun's reckless recommendation that Congress abandon its constitutional responsibility for regulating commerce with foreign nations. Granting President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership would be...
  • 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...
  • Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...

    Droughts and the Great Lakes: When dry regions get thirsty enough ...
    The impending retirements of baby boomers will only exacerbate the number of Americans moving south and west. It's not difficult to imagine the day when tremendous political pressure, perhaps driven by a killer drought, will demand that the Great Lakes be...