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  • Obama, McConnell pledge to cooperate � when they can

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and the likely new leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, pledged Wednesday to work together to govern the nation in a bipartisan way a day after Republicans secured control of both chambers of Congress for the first time...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names his transition team

    Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced Thursday who will help his Chief of Staff Katie McGinty transition into the governor's mansion. Some of the new members of Wolf's transition team may look familiar. They served under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell....
  • GOP united behind McConnell as new Senate leader; divided Dems elect Reid

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans on Thursday elected Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to be majority leader of the new Senate in January, putting the longtime lawmaker in place as the party's chief adversary to President Barack Obama. The second Kentuckian to...
  • Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt

    Keystone oil pipeline bill expected to pass U.S. House, but Senate in doubt
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but a companion bill in the Senate may lack votes to pass next week....
  • Internal review cites Secret Service failures in White House intrusion

      An intruder was able to scale the White House fence and enter the executive mansion in September because of major Secret Service failures including an agent who was distracted by a personal cellphone call, according to an internal review released on...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: How to tackle healthcare in the new Congress

    File this one under reasons to remain skeptical of Obamacare. This week, video surfaced showing professor, economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber describe before an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how deception, "a lack of...
  • Cummings bill on White House records approved

    Cummings bill on White House records approved
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation crafted by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings that would speed the release of certain White House records won unanimous approval from the House of Representatives on Wednesday and now goes to President Barack Obama's desk. The...
  • Harry Reid's tax-raising ploy is a political bamboozle

    OAKLAND, Calif. U.S. internet commerce has grown dramatically over the past decade, from about $93 billion in 2003 to some $322 billion in 2013. Several factors have driven this growth: convenience, access to products that aren't always available locally...
  • America's shift in attitude toward gays started at work

    WASHINGTON In the beginning, it was about money as much as rights. Long before America started rapidly changing its mind about gays, corporate America set the stage. From companies such as Marriott, founded by socially conservative Mormons, to technology...
  • Thom Tillis, North Carolina's newly elected senator, surveys his new terrain

    WASHINGTON Expect the U.S. Senate under Republican control to focus on jobs and the budget and to get a lot done next year, Republican Sen.-elect Thom Tillis of North Carolina said in an interview Wednesday, after a bipartisan day of orientation on...
  • Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration

    Obama faces limits on how to handle immigration
    In any debate, facts are most important. Such is the case with President Obama's promise to enact immigration reform before the end of the year. To the more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States, the president's promise...