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  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
  • Chief Johnson to be honored at White House

    Chief Johnson to be honored at White House
    Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson will be honored at the White House on Thursday along with eight other local leaders who have taken steps to reduce gun violence, the Obama administration said Monday. Johnson testified at an emotional...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • With 7 million enrolled, Obama exudes new confidence about health care law

    WASHINGTON More than 7 million Americans have now enrolled in private coverage on the nation's health insurance marketplaces, thanks to a wave of late signups that has pushed the latest enrollment tally beyond the original goal set by the Congressional...
  • House sends Ukraine aid, sanctions bill to Obama for signature

    WASHINGTON -- A bill to provide assistance to Ukraine and impose sanctions in response to Russia's incursion into Crimea now heads to President Obama after an overwhelming House vote Tuesday ended weeks of congressional wrangling. The House voted 378...
  • Committee Approves Malloy's Tax Package, Rebate

    The legislature's tax-writing finance committee voted Tuesday in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's tax package for the next fiscal year, including refunds to individual taxpayers. The most prominent piece of the package involves $55 refunds for...
  • Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations

    Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — A secret Senate report on the CIA's treatment of Al Qaeda detainees from 2001 to 2006 concludes that the spy agency used brutal, unauthorized interrogation techniques, misrepresented key elements of the program to policymakers and the...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
  • Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter

    Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter
    On Wednesday, the Senate failed, for the third time, to muster the votes to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a women's-vote-wooing initiative of the Obama administration that has been knocking around Congress since President Obama took office in 2009....