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  • Senate vote moves Obama's trade agenda to brink of enactment

    President Barack Obama's long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain. A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama's hopes for a 12-nation...
  • Congress must ensure that USAID works

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, June 23: Global anti-poverty and public health advocates are pressing Congress on legislation that would save millions of lives by ensuring that U.S. dollars allocated to child...
  • Congressional Hellenic Caucus watches Greece

    WASHINGTON With a June 30 deadline approaching to unlock aid for Greece as the nation risks default, a band of U.S. lawmakers awaits a resolution with anxiety and some frustration mainly because there's little they can do. These are vexing days for the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid fighting between Kurds and Muslim militants Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and...
  • Jindal's bid for White House begins with many doubters

    WASHINGTON Meet Bobby Jindal, self-styled hero of the Christian right. The Louisiana governor was once seen as a rising national star with deep, nuanced thoughts about health care, education and budget issues, who in 2009 gave the party's nationally...
  • GOP-led Congress prepared to let Export-Import Bank expire

    Congressional Republicans are poised to deal a sharp blow to their traditional allies in the business community by allowing the federal Export-Import Bank to go out of business at the end of the month. But it may only be temporary. The 81-year-old bank...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Obamacare will survive Supreme Court challenge

    A key portion of President Barack Obama's health care policy could fall at the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Just when Republicans are close to achieving one of their top goals, however, the party is in disarray. As a result, I'd bet that Obamacare is...
  • Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority

     Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority
    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's...
  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

    The nation's top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month. Sarah Feinberg, acting...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ No bailout deal yet for Greece as talks get bogged down Crucial talks between Greece and its creditors to keep the country solvent and within the euro got bogged down again Wednesday amid differences over what kind of reforms the country should make...
  • Walker says Obama, federal government must fix subsidies

    If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down health care subsidies available under federal law, it's up to President Barack Obama and Congress to fix it — not the states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday. Walker, who is expected to launch his...