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  • Rep. Tom Rice of SC is the man behind GOP's Obama lawsuit

    WASHINGTON Behind the tangled web of partisanship surrounding Republicans' impending lawsuit against President Barack Obama, the quiet architect of the GOP's assault on Pennsylvania Avenue has all but disappeared from the spotlight. South Carolina...
  • The lower Congress sinks, the higher voter turnout might be

    WASHINGTON Could voter disdain for Congress motivate more people to turn out this November? Could be. A new Gallup study suggests that in recent elections, disapproval of Congress' job performance meant higher turnout. Currently, Gallup's congressional...
  • We need to stand firm on healthy school lunches

    The beginning of the schoolyear is a time to recommit ourselves to good childhood nutrition. Back in 2010, Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, inspired by Michelle Obama's anti-child-obesity campaign. The law provides extra money for school...
  • Rekha Basu: Trendiness aside, ice bucket challenge a triumph for those who have suffered

    My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They're doing this in the name of ALS. I wasn'...
  • Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11

    Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11
    Updated 6:36 p.m. with response from Mica's primary opponent, David Smith of Winter Springs. On the eve of Primary Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Mica is blasting the Obama administration for its intelligence gathering on the ISIS terrorist network...
  • Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads

    Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads
    BENGHAZI Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each...
  • Springs considers change to the rules for elections

    City officials don't want a replay of a last-minute decision to run for office. So the commission has given tentative approval to change the rules when a candidate drops out of a race. Coral Springs law now requires a "supplemental qualifying period" if...
  • Exclusive: IRS enforcement agent numbers could drop to lowest levels since 1970s

    Exclusive: IRS enforcement agent numbers could drop to lowest levels since 1970s
    Budget pressures at the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division are cutting the number of investigators there to the lowest level in four decades, and officials say the changes are forcing the division to scale back its fight of...
  • Lawmakers threaten Ex-Im Bank subpoena in oversight rebuff

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew...
  • U.S. Ex-Im Bank backers pin hopes on temporary reauthorization

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on...
  • With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues

    With Control Of Senate In The Balance, CT Senators Help Colleagues
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal reached out to his supporters this week asking them for campaign cash — not for his campaign, but for that of Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat. Although Franken is a former Saturday Night Live...