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  • Jaffe for U.S. Senate

    Reporter John Fritze's article on the U.S. Senate race in Maryland infers that a credible Baltimore candidate has to be either a career politician or a person who has the capability of raising millions of dollars in campaign contributions ("Senate...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin should support trade authority

    Sen. Dick Durbin should support trade authority
    Barack Obama is the only Illinois Democrat ever to become president, and the party faithful are immensely proud of him. But as he has put his reputation on the line for one of the most significant efforts of his second term, most Illinois Democratic...
  • SC lawmakers overwhelmingly vote to debate Confederate flag

    South Carolina lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from their Statehouse grounds and other politicians took aim at Civil War-era symbols across the South, saying change is imperative after police said nine...
  • Deft maneuvering by McConnell gives free traders a key win

    Deft maneuvering by McConnell gives free traders a key win
    Chalk up another one for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican steered the hotly disputed "fast track" bill (HR 2146) through its toughest test Tuesday, getting the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster and clear the way...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ OBAMA SHOULDN'T BLOCK REPEAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES TAX, June 17 The federal medical devices tax — a 2.3 percent levy on the gross receipts of manufacturers of joint replacements, pacemakers, implants and...
  • Senate panel passes 6-year highway bill, minus funding

    A Senate panel unanimously passed a bill Wednesday to boost spending on highway projects and give state and local governments more flexibility to spend federal money on local projects. Lawmakers, however, have yet to come up with a way to pay for it....
  • Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois

    Long hot summer, politically, in Illinois
    At the supper table the other night, my 9-year-old daughter, Grace, gave me a sad look and said, "Why are they closing the museum?" She and her two sisters love to visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and look at the collections of...
  • Pennsylvania House OKs 911 funding bill without Senate fee

    A proposal to raise millions in phone bill fees to fund 911 centers passed the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday for the second time, but without a $52-a-year fee that had been added by the Senate. The House voted 164-30 to raise the typical fees from $1...
  • Slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney's casket placed in S. Carolina State House

    COLUMBIA, S.C. State Sen. Clementa Pinckney returned to the State House for the last time Wednesday as South Carolinians lined up to pay their respects. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the slain Jasper County senator's casket traveled down Columbia's Main...
  • Former North Carolina Sen. Hagan won't run in 2016

    WASHINGTON Former Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina on Wednesday declared that she won't seek the Senate again next year, denying her party what many viewed was their best shot in a race against incumbent Republican Richard Burr. "After careful...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: June 23 The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on Senate Republicans' proposal to eliminate driver's education class: There are few easier cases to make in public policy than the need for driver'...