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  • Will Fort Hood shooting victims finally get Purple Hearts?

    AUSTIN, Texas More than five years after the mass shooting at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded, the victims finally appear poised to become eligible for Purple Hearts that would give them and their family members enhanced medical,...
  • Park to honor Tubman advances in Congress

    Park to honor Tubman advances in Congress
    A long-standing bipartisan effort to create a national park in Maryland and New York to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman appears to be on the verge of congressional approval after it was tucked into a must-pass defense bill. Language to create the...
  • As clock ticks, Congress considers tax-free savings accounts for disabled people

    WASHINGTON Jawanda Mast is a mom on a mission. Every year, the 53-year-old Mast boards a plane from her home in Olathe, Kan., to Washington, determined to persuade Congress to create tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Her daughter...
  • House votes to avoid last-minute tax increases

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to temporarily extend $45 billion in deductions, moving to avoid a potential tax hike that could hit people ranging from schoolteachers, families of college students and taxpayers in states without...
  • Sen. Hagan: Obama should have praised economy during campaign

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama could have done more to help Senate Democrats in last month's elections if he'd spoken out about the nation's healthy economy and its positive impact on middle-class families, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina...
  • 17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general

    17 states sue Obama for executive order on immigration: Texas attorney general
    A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents. The case...
  • Herman Badillo dies at 85; first native Puerto Rican in U.S. House

    Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85. Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
  • Don't finance amnesty

    Don't finance amnesty
    Funding for the federal government under the current continuing resolution runs out on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at midnight, and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives seems poised to prevent another government shut down. If that is the case,...
  • Warner's, Wittman's Bay cleanup bill approved by Senate

    The U.S. Senate passed a billĀ  sponsored by Sen Mark Warner and Rep Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, to improve how Washington tracks Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts and promote more collaboration in that effort. The Chesapeake Bay Accountability Act now...
  • Republicans vs. White House: Laying out battle plan on immigration

    WASHINGTON The White House came under heavy scrutiny from Republicans on Tuesday in what is expected to be the first of many clashes over President Barack Obama's controversial executive action that shields from deportation around 4 million people in...
  • House votes to cut off Social Security to suspected Nazis

    WASHINGTON Nothing unifies Washington like the Nazis, even if it takes a while. After 15 years of largely rejected complaints to the federal bureaucracy, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 Tuesday to deny federal benefits to Nazi suspects after...