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  • Obama set the immigration trap, and the GOP walked in

    On Monday, a federal judge in Texas blocked President Obama's latest executive actions on immigration. This is a short-term win for Republicans, who rightly believe the president lacked the authority to act unilaterally. But it does nothing to change...
  • 'Top Chef's' Tom Colicchio joining MSNBC as first food correspondent

    'Top Chef's' Tom Colicchio joining MSNBC as first food correspondent
    Thanks to the reality TV series "Top Chef," Tom Colicchio is one of the country's most recognizable chefs and restaurateurs. He's used his notoriety to bring attention to hunger in America, labeling genetically modified food and expanding free school...
  • Bisexuals hopeful as 1 of their own becomes a governor

    "LGBT" has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the "B'' sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America's first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden...
  • Healthcare: Where do members of Congress get their coverage?

    Healthcare: Where do members of Congress get their coverage?
    Mike saw my recent Ask Laz on whether members of Congress have to pay into Social Security (answer: yes, if elected after 1984). This prompted him to ask: "What kind of health benefits do members of Congress receive?" Fair question. ASK LAZ: Smart...
  • Former congressman Cass Ballenger dies at 88; served 9 terms

    Cass Ballenger, a Hickory native whose career in public service included nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday. He was 88. Tommy Luckadoo, a long-time Ballenger aide, said the former congressman died at a local hospice after...
  • Drug cases down as feds sharpen focus, Holder says

    WASHINGTON Federal drug prosecutions have dropped, Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed Tuesday in a valedictory speech that foreshadowed some Capitol Hill fights awaiting his designated successor. With the Justice Department now steering prosecutors...
  • Court ruling puts Obama's immigration work on hold

    WASHINGTON The White House will suspend plans to begin giving more than 4 million immigrants here illegally work permits as it pursues an appeal of a Texas federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on...
  • Judge puts temporary halt to Obama's immigration order

    WASHINGTON The White House plans to appeal a Texas federal judge's ruling temporarily blocking President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. The ruling late Monday by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen throws millions of immigrants who are in...
  • New boss same as the old boss? Republicans still stymied in Senate

    WASHINGTON When Republicans held only the House of Representatives, their efforts at lawmaking always died in the Democratic Senate. They thought everything would change if they could win the Senate, allowing them to pass legislation through Congress and...
  • If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?

     If Kansas can pull LGBT protections, can I eat a bald eagle?
    Secondhand bong smoke from neighboring Colorado seems to be causing the governor of Kansas to behave erratically. How else to explain Gov. Sam Brownback's recent decision to issue an executive order removing protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and...
  • Support remains in Wyoming for gas-to-liquids plant

    Two days before the Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill to lure construction of gas-to-liquid plants in the Cowboy State, the South African energy giant Sasol Ltd. announced it was suspending plans to build a similar facility in Louisiana....