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  • Crashes at railroad crossings prompt new safety effort

    WASHINGTON Recent deadly railroad-crossing crashes have sparked interest among lawmakers and regulators in improving safety conditions where highways and rail lines intersect. Since the beginning of February, seven people have died and scores more have...
  • Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.

    Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. Sestak announced his candidacy for the 2016 election outside...
  • Obama order could mean refund checks for immigrants in US illegally

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration will allow people who've been working in the country without documents to retroactively file tax returns for the past three years and collectively get about $1.7 billion in refundable...
  • Bill Clinton portrait features shadow of Lewinsky dress, says artist

    Bill Clinton portrait features shadow of Lewinsky dress, says artist
    A portrait of former President Clinton in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington contains a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal that engulfed the White House in the late '90s, the portrait's painter has revealed....
  • Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

    Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The House voted 85-10 for the bill by Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike...
  • Netanyahu on Iran: You can get a better deal

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Congress on Tuesday to reject a nuclear deal currently being negotiated with Iran, calling it a threat to the survival of Israel and its people. Speaking at a joint session of Congress with...
  • At Netanyahu's speech, scenes from the Capitol

    WASHINGTON "This is like the speech of the century, man!" said Michael Goldfarb. "It's all happening!" Goldfarb, a co-founder of the Washington Free Beacon and a strategist for the Emergency Committee for Israel, was navigating the Capitol hallways...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • Deficits in US states have Alabama's governor risking career

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is taking on fellow Republicans as he seeks to mend a $700 million hole in the state's frayed $1.8 billion general fund with a tax increase. The state party is urging lawmakers to defy him. Republicans...
  • Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire

    Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she will not seek a 6th term in the U.S. Senate. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful...
  • Supreme Court skeptical of citizen panels that redraw congressional districts

    Supreme Court skeptical of citizen panels that redraw congressional districts
    The future of California’s effort to entrust a nonpartisan citizens’ panel with redrawing the state’s congressional districts appeared in serious doubt Monday after arguments in the Supreme Court. The court’s conservative...