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  • Arizona passes nation's 1st law requiring high school students to pass civics citizenship test

    Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation, giving a boost to a growing nationwide effort to boost civics education. Both the...
  • Texas urges U.S. judge to delay Obama immigration shift

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas Federal immigration officials will be breaking the law if they carry out President Barack Obama's executive order to let at least 4 million undocumented immigrants stay in the country, attorneys for Texas argued as they urged a U.S....
  • Letter: It's past time to eradicate RINOs

    The Republican landslide election of November 2014 brought great hope to many Republicans. It increased Republican numbers in the House of Representatives, gave control of the Senate to Republicans and increased the number of Republicans in state...
  • Teamsters Union says it has reached a deal with the Justice Department to end US oversight

    The Teamsters Union and the Justice Department announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to end the government's 25-year anti-corruption oversight of the 1.4-million member union. Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New...
  • Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run

    Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run
    One by one, three U.S. senators took turns tweeting Wednesday that they were “excited” by┬áCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' run for Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York left it at that. Sen. Cory Booker of New...
  • U.S. House backs Lou Barletta on volunteer firefighters regarding Obamacare concern

    U.S. House backs Lou Barletta on volunteer firefighters regarding Obamacare concern
    WASHINGTON — Legislation that makes sure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees by the IRS under Obamacare unanimously cleared the House of Representatives this week. The U.S. Treasury Department last year announced...
  • Obama will offer paid parental leave to federal workers

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday will order federal agencies to provide at least six weeks of paid parental leave to employees and call on cities, states and Congress to provide similar leave to millions of other working Americans. Obama...
  • House votes to roll back Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON The political divide over immigration grew even wider Wednesday as the Republican-led House of Representatives passed legislation that would undo President Barack Obama's executive action shielding from deportation nearly 5 million immigrants...
  • GOP heads to 'Sweetest Place on Earth' to get over bitterness

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had hoped that the first Republican-controlled Congress in eight years would get off to a smooth start with party unity and no drama. But an embarrassing...
  • Enfield GOP Takes a Vote of No Confidence in Jerry Labriola Jr.

    Enfield GOP Takes a Vote of No Confidence in Jerry Labriola Jr.
    State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. survived an effort to oust him late last year but some Republicans still want to see him gone. Last week, the Republican Town Committee in Enfield unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in Labriola, who has...
  • House GOP majority aiming to soften financial overhaul law; White House issues veto threat

    The House moved Tuesday toward approving a measure aimed at softening legislation responding to the 2008 financial crisis that put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression. Amid a veto threat from the White House,...