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  • Boehner defends Netanyahu speech, rejects criticism

    House Speaker John Boehner is defending the invitation to the Israeli prime minister to speak to Congress about Iran. The speaker also is rejecting criticism from National Security Adviser Susan Rice that the speech is "destructive" to U.S.-Israel...
  • Cruz says he's the most Reagan-like in crowded 2016 field

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Sen. Ted Cruz gave an impassioned stump speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, presenting himself as the true Reagan-like conservative to look at in 2016. "How do we bring back the miracle that is America?"...
  • A common-sense Medicare solution: Site-neutral payment reform

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds absurd,...
  • Lift the ban on U.S. oil exports?: Front Burner

    Lift the ban on U.S. oil exports?: Front Burner
    It rivals disco for the worst memory of the 1970s. In 1973, Middle East oil suppliers declared an embargo on sales to the U.S., creating a spike in gasoline prices and backups at the pump. Congress responded, in part, by banning exports of U.S.-produced...
  • Before voting, citizens should read this book

    Before voting, citizens should read this book
    We often hear about how stupid the American voter is. I'm hopeful that it is more an issue of ignorance. Before you ever cast another — or your first — ballot, there is a book you absolutely must read first. It is written by Mike Lofgren. He...
  • No: Limit promotes energy independence: Front Burner

    No: Limit promotes energy independence: Front Burner
    Prices for gasoline are significantly lower than they were a year ago. The American Automobile Association says that regular gasoline recently cost about $2.30 per gallon in Florida. Consumers last April were paying over $3.70 per gallon. And Floridians...
  • Speech to Congress lets Netanyahu keep focus on security as election nears

    JERUSALEM Shortly after the Israeli state comptroller published a report earlier this week chronicling a steep rise in housing prices on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's watch, the Israeli leader posted a response on Twitter. "When we talk about...
  • Netanyahu to meet McConnell, Reid on day of speech to Congress

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week with the top Republican and Democrat in the U.S. Senate after rejecting a request for a meeting from two of the chamber's key Democrats. Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint...
  • Ag secretary: Smartphones could tell buyers what's in food

    In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan...
  • Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive Asian carp

    Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive Asian carp
    Members of Congress proposed legislation Thursday calling for additional obstacles to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan through an Illinois waterway and a renewed push toward a permanent strategy for shielding the Great Lakes from the...
  • Cuban and U.S. diplomats set for talks at State Department

    Cuban and U.S. diplomats set for talks at State Department
    A demand by Cuba to be removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is threatening to hold up restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana. But senior U.S. officials said taking Cuba off the list will not be on the...