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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democrats grapple with own divisions over renewing Ex-Im Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are struggling with their own differences over legislation to renew the Export-Import Bank's charter, an issue that has long been a source of tension between Tea Party and pro-business Republicans. Democrats, who...
  • Liquor privatization effort kicked?

    With the passage last week of a state budget, Republicans' bid to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business is looking tapped out. Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking...
  • U.S. House Republicans propose Fed reforms, set hearing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill that would require the Federal Reserve to disclose more information, and set a hearing to discuss reform at the U.S. central bank. The title of the...