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  • Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority

    The Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. The 60-to-38 vote on Wednesday clears the way for Obama to seek final language on a trade agreement with...
  • Hagan going forward 'not as an elected US senator'

    Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday there's still much work ahead to help North Carolina residents, but she won't be trying to go back to Washington for another six-year term to do it. The Greensboro Democrat, who lost her seat to Thom Tillis in...
  • Congressman to announce bid for Rubio's Senate seat

    WASHINGTON Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State's open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller's plans. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is...
  • Thousands pay respects to slain S.C. senator

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Clementa Pinckney never will know just how many lives he touched. Thousands some strangers, some dear friends and colleagues came to the State House Wednesday to pay respects to the slain South Carolina senator, lying in state in an open...
  • Environmental groups air concerns over Oregon fuel program

    Frustrated environmental groups implored Oregon lawmakers Wednesday not to eliminate a nascent carbon-reduction mandate that Senate Democrats have agreed to repeal in exchange for Republican votes to raise taxes for transportation projects. Airing the...
  • The Latest: Legislative Panel finalizes Ohio's $71B budget

    2:31 a.m. A negotiating panel of Ohio lawmakers has approved an agreement that seeks to settle key sticking points in the state's roughly $71 billion, two-year operating budget. The Republican-dominated panel voted 4-2 along party lines early Thursday...
  • Panel looks to finalize negotiations on Ohio's $71B budget

    A sweeping state budget proposal that cuts the state's income tax and continues Republican Gov. John Kasich's expansion of the Medicaid health program cleared one of its remaining hurdles early Thursday morning after a negotiating panel of state lawmakers...
  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand...
  • GOP lawmakers on path to passing budget Wolf doesn't support

    The Republican-controlled Legislature appeared more firmly on course Monday to passing a state budget opposed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, raising the likelihood of a veto and an extended stalemate. Nine days out from the start of Pennsylvania's next...
  • Polls put Republican Pat Toomey ahead of Democratic challengers

    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania leads both Democratic challengers in hypothetical matchups of next year's U.S. Senate contest, according to new public polls. In a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday, the freshman Republican tops Joe...
  • Document offers glimpse into Senate GOP budget ideas

    With the deadline to passing a new budget a week away, Republican lawmakers could be looking to close the state’s estimated $1.2 billion deficit without relying on higher taxes on natural gas drillers, workers and shoppers as Democratic Gov. Tom...