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  • Financing still a mystery as Nicaragua unveils details of giant canal

    MEXICO CITY The Chinese tycoon behind a plan to build a mammoth inter-oceanic waterway to compete with the Panama Canal whisked into Nicaragua this week and, in several appearances, including one with President Daniel Ortega, affirmed that "the biggest...
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...
  • Lawmakers differ on how to stop abusive patent-demand letters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand...
  • July 10 Letters: Standing armies, Hobby Lobby

    No standing army Our U.S. Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do, including maintaining a navy. But, a federal standing army was not authorized. Why? Each state had its own militia. The Second Amendment states, "A well-...
  • Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

    DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if...
  • $421,545: Registrar

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. A proposal to close a satellite office will save the folks who run elections in...
  • Latino activists aim to boost participation in U.S. midterm vote

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coalition of Latino groups is launching a new push to register voters and mobilize Hispanics ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in the hope of electing more lawmakers sympathetic to issues important to them, including immigration....
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to ease border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help cope with the growing number of unaccompanied children from Central America who are illegally crossing the southern border. The money would pay...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said. Despite concerns by some that the measure does...
  • U.S. Democrats aim to turn contraception into campaign drive

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democrats hope to turn their legal setback on Obamacare and contraception into a winning autumn campaign issue by pushing legislation requiring employers to include birth control in healthcare coverage. Democrats in the Senate...
  • Delphi CEO to be on U.S. Senate panel hot seat in GM probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Delphi Automotive Plc, maker of ignition switches linked to at least 16 fatal car crashes, is expected to face intensive questioning next week from a U.S. Senate panel investigating General Motors Co' handling of the...