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  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial

    Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial
    Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...
  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill for now, ending looming showdown with White House

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. Sen....
  • Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal

    Democrats agree to allow more time for talks on Iran nuclear deal
    A White House campaign to prevent Congress from imposing tougher sanctions on Iran won a temporary victory Tuesday, as key Democrats agreed to withhold their final support for legislation until at least March, giving international talks more time to...
  • CBO: Growing economy to help budget deficit shrink to lowest level since Obama took office

    Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office also projects a 14 percent...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: House members, stop fundraising in February

    Florida Democrat Ted Deutch has a challenge for his colleagues in the House of Representatives: "Fundraising Free February." "In February, Republicans and Democrats come back from their respective retreats enthusiastic about getting things done. If there...
  • Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution

    Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution
    Early in his inaugural address last week, Maryland's new Republican governor invoked his father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., and the lesson the one-time congressman taught his son about "putting aside partisanship in order to do the right thing." A member of...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker forms group to boost possible presidential bid

    Wisconsin Gov. Walker forms group to boost possible presidential bid
    Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek...
  • Los Angeles County D.A. Lacey backs Kamala Harris for Senate

    As Antonio Villaraigosa ponders whether to run for U.S. Senate, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is continuing to pick off potential supporters of the former Los Angeles mayor. Harris, the only major Democrat in the Senate race so far, announced the...
  • Keystone backers predict final Senate passage by weekend

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is on track to pass legislation to approve TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of the week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The Keystone legislation stalled in the Senate on Monday as Democrats...