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  • A cold case with connections to Cuba?

    MIAMI When Cuban exiles Lilian Rosa Morales and husband Manuel Ramirez were murdered in an execution-style shooting in Coral Gables, Fla., shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, 1995, most news reports on the case focused on Morales. After all, Morales, 25,...
  • Issa, House oversight chair, keeps heat on White House

    WASHINGTON From the plush chairman's seat on the dais in the cavernous hearing room of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Darrell Issa peered down at Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and offered a rhetorical...
  • Republicans Gain House Seat As Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

    Republican Tami Zawistowski, an East Granby finance board member, won a special election Friday night over Democrat Peter Hill in the 61st House District in northern Connecticut. The election was held to fill the seat of former Democratic state Rep....
  • With new leader for Obamacare, White House shifts to election mode

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kathleen Sebelius' departure as President Barack Obama's health secretary signals a new chapter in the White House's efforts to defend Obama's signature healthcare law and help Senate Democrats who face tough battles for re-election...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
  • Congress already turning to fall elections

    WASHINGTON Congress is headed home, done until late April. Then again, Congress looks like it's all but done for the year doing anything big. This past week underscored how the Senate and House of Representatives have largely become forums for campaign...
  • Bill To Restore Unemployment Benefits Stalled

    The U.S. Senate passed a bill this week that would retroactively pay the long-term unemployed from January through the end of May, or until the point they found jobs. At the end of last year, the amount of time the unemployed could collect benefits in...
  • Denver hires teachers who came to U.S. illegally as children

    Denver hires teachers who came to U.S. illegally as children
    DENVER (Reuters) - The Denver Public School system is allowing immigrants who have resided illegally in the United States since they were children to teach in its classrooms under a relaxed employment policy advanced by the Obama administration,...
  • Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House...
  • Moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat....
  • Chairmen's term limits make Congress work better

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced. Ways and Means...