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Top U.S. Senate Articles

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  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown...
  • The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle

    The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle
    There's an old joke about the man who kept hitting himself in the head with a hammer. Asked why he could possibly want to deliberately inflict such terrible pain, he responded, "Because it feels so good when I stop." Whether the man in question was a...
  • $23,660-a-year 'managers' to get a raise from federal rule

    WASHINGTON �� President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans. His administration is drafting new rules on who qualifies for overtime...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    Fourteen years after the U.S. first criticized Thailand for labor abuse in its annual trafficking report, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The U.S. has not enforced...
  • Eli Lake: Obama kept Iran's short nuclear breakout time a secret

    The Obama administration has estimated for years that Iran was at most three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb. But the administration declassified this estimate only at the beginning of the month, just in time for the...
  • Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months

    President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves Tuesday from a partisan dispute over abortion that had stood in her way. An...
  • Gov. Ige intervenes in legislative plan for Maui hospitals

    Hawaii Gov. David Ige has intervened in a legislative plan to allow Maui's regional hospitals to be taken over by a private entity. The state House of Representatives was poised to approve the bill Tuesday that would pave the way for a public-private...
  • Democrats' division on trade deal goes public

    Democrats' division on trade deal goes public
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats began feuding over President Barack Obama's trade initiative Tuesday as his bid for a major late-term win began tearing at the party's unity and threatened to expose old divisions ahead of the 2016...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Smuggler's faulty maneuver turned would-be rescue into worst Mediterranean shipwreck in memory Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from unseaworthy smuggler's boats had arrived soon after the distress call went out....
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Lawmakers have insisted on having a say on what could be a historic accord that...