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  • For Senate leaders, conflicts take a personal turn and play out in public

    WASHINGTON Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a "temper tantrum," Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was "outrageous." Once...
  • July 10 Letters: Standing armies, Hobby Lobby

    No standing army Our U.S. Constitution defines what the federal government is authorized to do, including maintaining a navy. But, a federal standing army was not authorized. Why? Each state had its own militia. The Second Amendment states, "A well-...
  • Venezuela opposition leaders call for US sanctions amid simmering political, economic crises

    BOGOTA, Colombia The United States has a moral "obligation" to impose sanctions against Venezuelan leaders accused of violating human rights and other crimes, opposition figures said Friday. During a forum in Doral, Fla., about the future of the South...
  • Financing still a mystery as Nicaragua unveils details of giant canal

    MEXICO CITY The Chinese tycoon behind a plan to build a mammoth inter-oceanic waterway to compete with the Panama Canal whisked into Nicaragua this week and, in several appearances, including one with President Daniel Ortega, affirmed that "the biggest...
  • Decriminalized pot takes effect in District of Columbia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in the District of Columbia on Thursday, part of an easing of pot penalties in the U.S. capital that has drawn fire from Congress. The District of Columbia joins 17 states that have...
  • Washington, D.C., officials blasts Republicans' bid to gut gun laws

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - District of Columbia officials blasted the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday for passing legislation that would gut local gun laws in the U.S. capital. The House on Wednesday approved a spending...
  • U.S. Senate votes to extend terrorism insurance backstop

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Senators voted 93-4 in favor of a bill that gives the federal...
  • No special prosecutor needed for U.S. tax agency probe: Justice Dept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Justice Department official, deflecting demands from Republicans, said on Thursday that a special prosecutor was not needed to look into past U.S. Internal Revenue Service treatment of conservative groups and the agency's loss...
  • U.S. says Myanmar journalists' sentences 'send wrong message'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, which has made a priority of improving relations with Myanmar, said on Friday it was "very concerned" by reports that four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced to 10 years' hard labor there this month....
  • Congress slams door on commissary cuts

    Congress slams door on commissary cuts
    The Senate version of the defense budget contains good news for Hampton Roads, and we're not just talking about saving an aircraft carrier. Besides restoring funds to refuel the USS George Washington, the budget adds money to maintain operations at on-...
  • U.S. House passes spending bill with Dodd-Frank changes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to slash funding for Wall Street oversight and revamp new agencies dedicated to cracking down on fraud against consumers and policing risks after the...