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  • At last, Cleveland gets another turn in the limelight

    WASHINGTON -- After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day,...
  • Stephen Mihm: Rewind two centuries for worst Congress

    By some accounts, this Congress may be the least productive ever, passing the fewest laws on record. President Barack Obama is threatening to circumvent congressional gridlock by making policy via executive orders, taunting Republicans to "sue me" if they...
  • White House trims 2014 deficit projection to $583 billion

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House lowered its U.S. federal deficit forecast for the 2014 fiscal year by $66 billion to $583 billion on Friday on the basis of gathering economic momentum as evidenced by gains in hiring. "The deficit has been cut by...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival

    Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival
    Second act, anyone? Amid the imagery and policy tussling Wednesday over the border immigration crisis, there was this delicious irony: The issue that confounded Rick Perry more than any other when he sought the presidency in 2012 has now given him a...
  • Don't Politicize Plight Of Kids At The Border

    Character asserts itself in times of crisis. That is certainly the case with the refugee debacle at the border. Tens of thousands of Central American children are passing through Mexico into the United States and presenting themselves to immigration...
  • Congestion Pricing Won't Solve Highway Woes

    I-84 is not a local road. It is critically important part of the federal interstate highway system. In fact, I-84 in Hartford is the busiest highway in the state, with more than 175,000 vehicles per day. It needs to be expanded to increase capacity so...
  • Brown urges GOP to work with Obama on immigration

    Brown urges GOP to work with Obama on immigration
    Breaking his public silence on the recent surge in illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown called on Republicans in Congress on Friday to work with President Obama on solving the “human tragedy” rather than trying to gain political advantage....
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...
  • States hit the brakes on road projects as federal fund goes broke

    WASHINGTON Instead of shifting into high gear during what is normally the peak of construction season, state transportation departments around the country are easing off the gas pedal as the federal Highway Trust Fund barrels toward insolvency sometime...
  • Dodd-Frank delay: America is vulnerable to a lack of financial rules

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday, July 9: Six years since the financial industry had to be resuscitated by the federal government, the American economy still remains at risk from another catastrophic episode...