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  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
  • C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary

    C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary
    After months of delays, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz as the new Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Schwartz, 69, a...
  • Confirm Leeson, other U.S. judicial nominees

    Pennsylvanians can't afford to let the U.S. Senate play politics with the eight federal judicial vacancies in our courts. Unnecessary delays on judicial nominations cause real and lasting consequences for Americans seeking justice. With just a handful...
  • U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq

    U.S. general does not rule out ground troops in Iraq
    The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....
  • U.S. Senate confirms two new members for nuclear regulator

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday approved the nominations of Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns to fill vacancies on the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Baran currently serves as the Democratic staff director for energy and...
  • Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

    Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election...
  • U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says

    U.S. Congress may yet reach a deal to curb inversions, lawmaker says
    Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday. Many large corporations have moved to trim their taxes in recent months by...
  • Michael Smerconish: Congress needs to take a stand on Islamic State fight

    While President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there's something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It's time for Congress to have an up-or-...
  • Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]

    Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]
    Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs...
  • California state Senator Wright to resign following fraud conviction

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California state Senator Roderick Wright plans to resign from office later this month following a perjury and voter fraud conviction that saw him sentenced to 90 days in jail, he said in a letter sent on Monday. Wright, who was...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders positions self to be the next Ralph Nader

    On the same day that Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa as a potential presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a national television audience that he might run for president too -- as a Democrat or as an independent, he hasn't decided...