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  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. Approval in the Senate would send...
  • Confident Obama predicts success in immigration appeal

    President Barack Obama urged immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief, professing confidence Wednesday that his deportation directives won't be thrown out in court. "This is just one federal judge," Obama...
  • US-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

    Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop...
  • West Virginia lawmakers pass 20-week abortion ban

    West Virginia's state Senate has approved an abortion ban at 20 weeks' pregnancy, as the state House of Delegates did earlier, and by hefty margins likely to withstand a possible veto. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, vetoed a similar measure last...
  • Stuart Rothenberg: Remembrance of shutdowns past

    WASHINGTON Republicans scored big gains in the 2010 and 2014 elections because both of those midterms were about President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Democrats had successful elections in 2006, 2008 and 2012 primarily because they made those...
  • Josh Rogin and Eli Lake: Democrats in a trap on Netanyahu speech

    Caught between their party loyalty to President Barack Obama and the popularity of Israel in Congress, most Senate Democrats refuse to say whether they will attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next...
  • Israeli opposition leader to PM: Cancel Congress speech

    Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming speech to the U.S. Congress, saying it will cause "strategic damage" to ties with Washington. Isaac Herzog, head of the opposition Labor Party,...
  • Thai constitution drafters say Senate to be unelected

    A committee appointed by Thailand's military rulers is laying the groundwork for a new method of choosing the country's leaders and lawmakers — and it involves giving voters less power to choose. Thailand's new 200-member Senate will be not elected...
  • McConnell's move to avert shutdown cheers vulnerable senators up in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is always looking ahead to the next election. And as much as the Kentucky Republican's move to go ahead with a clean bill funding the Department of Homeland Security drew the ire of the conservative base,...
  • Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong

    Witcover gets his 'one-term' history wrong
    I read Jules Witcover's column ("GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama," Feb. 24) and immediately saw that the date that Sen. Mitch McConnell was purported to have "vowed to make him [President Barack Obama] a one-term president" was inaccurate....
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...