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  • 'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement

    'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, a former social worker from Baltimore who became a leading liberal voice in Washington and the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced in an emotional press conference on Monday that she would not seek a sixth term in...
  • Mikulski's legacy starts with the 'battle of the road'

    Mikulski's legacy starts with the 'battle of the road'
    By the time Barbara Mikulski ran for Congress in 1976, you could see the scorched earth of the battles she and others had fought against a federal highway plan that would have turned downtown Baltimore and some of its best neighborhoods into an ugly...
  • Netanyahu faces a Congress unlikely to be swayed

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to change many minds, if any, when he makes his controversial speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress to warn of the dangers of a nuclear deal with Iran. Most members of the Senate...
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send...
  • West Virginia lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban

    West Virginia's state Senate has approved an abortion ban at 20 weeks' pregnancy, as the state House of Delegates did earlier, and by hefty margins likely to withstand a possible veto. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure last...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Bring back TTS, Kindle

    Bring back TTS, Kindle
    Amazon's Kindle is common enough in American life to be "the Official E-reader of the National PTA." But it could enrich the lives of many more people if recent E Ink models weren't missing text to speech (TTS) technology. TTS costs next to nothing and...
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...
  • Porter County Council against state construction wage bill

    The Porter County Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution against House Bill 1019, which would eliminate Indiana's common construction wage. "I'm asking the council to stand behind a law that's been in place 80-some years," said Councilman...
  • Congressional art contest for students set

    Congressional art contest for students set
    High school students can compete to have their artwork displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year and to attend a summer ceremony in Washington, D.C., via a congressional art contest recently announced by the offices of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-1st; U.S....
  • L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

    L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
    A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...