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  • 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...
  • Burr bill tightens rules on military sex offenders

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., closing a loophole that has allowed convicted military sex offenders to avoid having their names placed on public registries. "My amendment is, quite...
  • High school artists get their due

    Jordyn Bush, a student at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, won first place in the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in her district, according to a release from the office of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd. But...
  • Ted Cruz's Latino heritage not seen as part of his 'political persona'

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz has a Latino name. He has a Latino background. And he's one of the few Latinos to have ever run for the presidential nomination of a major party. But is he Latino enough? The Hispanic community in his home state of Texas gave him...
  • Q&A: Here's what's facing Lynch if she becomes attorney general

    WASHINGTON A slow-moving and sharply divided Senate is finally expected to confirm Loretta Lynch on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney general. Then the real testing starts. A 55-year-old Greensboro, N.C., native, Lynch will immediately make history as...
  • Harris Senate run fueled by lawyers, Hollywood executives

    Harris Senate run fueled by lawyers, Hollywood executives
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris reported more than 2,800 contributions to her U.S. Senate campaign in a report Wednesday that underscored her quick emergence as a top contender to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer. Harris, the only well-known...
  • Gov. Ige intervenes in legislative plan for Maui hospitals

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige has intervened in a legislative plan to allow Maui's regional hospitals to be taken over by a private entity. The state House of Representatives was poised to approve the bill Tuesday that would pave the way for a public-private...
  • Senate intelligence chief defends his plan to curb cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON North Carolina's senior senator, Richard Burr, stepped up advocacy this week for his cybersecurity bill following the release of an Intelligence Committee report over the weekend detailing members' support for and concerns about the...
  • Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'

    Latino voters may be wary of the 'Three Amigos'
    Republicans should be in better shape than ever before to make an appeal to Latino voters. Two of their announced candidates for president, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are sons of Latino immigrant parents, and another soon-to-be-announced candidate, Jeb...
  • Rising partisanship among voters is 'nationalizing' local politics

    One of the oldest cliches on American elections, attributed to the late House Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O’Neill, holds that “all politics is local.” Not anymore. Indeed, just the opposite holds true: Increasingly, politics has become...