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  • House extends session to try again on child immigrant bill Obama vows to veto

    WASHINGTON In a stunning series of stops and starts to resolve the border crisis Thursday, the House of Representatives debated a bill to help resolve the flow of unaccompanied children over the southeastern border, then GOP leaders, facing defeat, pulled...
  • Obama vows to act on issues if Congress won't

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act. Obama will announce a set of executive actions at the end of...
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Unite not divide: Our Take

    Unite not divide Speaker John Boehner and his Republican cohorts in the House of Representatives have approved a lawsuit that accuses the president of abusing his executive powers by using an executive order to delay the employer mandate in the...
  • Congress OKs highway funding fix at last minute, but problem isn't solved

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to reduce payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress approved a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in some ways, the damage already...
  • Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

    WASHINGTON The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone and Internet information. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said that, if enacted, the bill "would...
  • Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

    WASHINGTON Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave. Jeannine Sato of North Carolina didn't have paid leave, but figured she'd be covered for unpaid maternity leave under federal law when she had her first child. She was unpleasantly...
  • Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault. The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and, among...
  • Online group to hold candidate forum Wednesday night

    Online group to hold candidate forum Wednesday night
    An online discussion group known as Orange County Political Voice is holding a forum for local candidates Wednesday night in Thornton Park. And yes, it will be in person. The event will include candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, Orange...
  • Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in...