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  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
  • Committee Approves Sweeping Tax Changes On Income, Sales

    Committee Approves Sweeping Tax Changes On Income, Sales
    HARTFORD – In a series of sweeping changes in state tax policy, the legislature's finance committee voted Wednesday to raise the income tax on the wealthy, legalize keno gambling and impose new sales taxes on services that are currently not taxed....
  • GOP has few options to get Clinton emails short of arresting her

    WASHINGTON If Republican lawmakers really want to read Hillary Clinton's missing emails, they have a long way to go to get their hands on them. Congressional power only goes so far. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could vote to sue the...
  • Legislative session limps to close amid acrimony, standoff

    The annual session of the Florida Legislature limped to a premature end Wednesday amid finger-pointing and threats of possible lawsuits. The House abruptly adjourned a day earlier, with leaders contending there was no reason to remain at the Capitol as...
  • After losses, Kentucky Sen. Alvarado rising quickly in GOP

    Ralph Alvarado came back to politics after someone spray painted a racial slur on his front porch. He came back after an embarrassing 15-point loss to a Democrat in 2006. And he came back after an agonizingly close loss in 2010 that cost more than $100,...
  • Third-graders campaign to give Rhode Island a state insect

    A group of Rhode Island third-graders want to make the American burying beetle the official state insect. The students from St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport decided to find a state insect after learning that Rhode Island is one of the few...
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley campaign total announced

    UWGLV campaign total announced The 2014 United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Campaign total was recently announced at it's Celebration of Caring, surpassing last year's number, for a total of $10,809,390. More dollars raised translates to more...
  • Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items

    Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items
    HARTFORD — The legislature's tax committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan that would lower the state's sales tax rate, but expand the number of items that are taxed, a committee co-chairman said Tuesday. Co-Chairman Jeffrey Berger, D-...
  • Obama's fast-track trade plan forced to slow start by liberals

    WASHINGTON Things got off to a slow start Wednesday for President Barack Obama's fast-track trade plan, which has emerged as one of the most divisive issues facing Democrats in the new Congress. As the Senate Finance Committee prepared to pass the bill,...
  • Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise

    The state Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill, after two previous failed attempts, which will bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders. Senators voted 31-5 in...
  • Elijah Cummings' powerful voice and heavy heart

    Elijah Cummings' powerful voice and heavy heart
    I don't know if he could ever stop teenagers from doing stupid and violent things, but, if any man could command attention — and even persuade his fellow citizens to keep the protests of Freddie Gray's death in the days ahead forceful but peaceful...