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  • US Senate has role in political gridlock

    As a follow up to your July 7 article, "Obama ramps up case against GOP. The President pins gridlock squarely on Republicans": Let it be known, during the 113th Congress, which began in January of 2013 and will last for two years, the House of...
  • Fred Hiatt: Needed — A new team of rivals for Obama

    Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
  • Rep. Charles Rangel, 84, tries humor to fend off younger challengers

    It was Rep. Charles Rangel's turn to speak in a debate against two rivals hoping to end the New York Democrat's 44-year congressional career. Instead of addressing the audience, though, the 84-year-old Rangel casually picked up his phone, pretended to...
  • Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]

    Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate [Commentary]
    On Monday, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement, a collaborative effort across multiple states to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration of the watershed agreement may be premature. Down the...
  • More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed

    More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Palm Beach County. In five of the nine districts that represent the county, the incumbents were unopposed. Four will see Democrats re-elected, and in...
  • Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives

    Harris eyes influential House caucus of conservatives
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican in Congress, said Friday he is seeking the chairmanship of an influential conservative caucus of lawmakers in the House of Representatives. The Cockeysville lawmaker wants to lead the Republican Study...
  • Can Kevin McCarthy instill a California mind-set in his House GOP colleagues?

    The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...
  • Suspect in border agent Brian Terry's death extradited from Mexico

    It was a bloody confrontation more than three years ago in the desert brush of Arizona about 11 miles from the border with Mexico. When it was over, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was dead and two weapons found at the scene would shine a light on...
  • Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet

     Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet
    One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders. On this anniversary, it is...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • JPMorgan names former Congresswoman as new Midwest chair

    JPMorgan names former Congresswoman as new Midwest chair
    JPMorgan Chase, Chicago’s biggest bank, said it has hired former U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean as chair of its Midwest business, replacing former United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton. Bean’s duties will include recruiting employees in the region,...