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  • Senate votes against making Iran nuclear deal a treaty

    The GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday turned back an attempt to elevate any nuclear deal with Iran into a treaty, a vote that gave momentum to Republicans and Democrats trying to pass a bill giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any...
  • Clinton fundraisers show scope of family network

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is tapping some of the biggest donors to her family's philanthropy for her presidential campaign, even as the charity is under scrutiny over its own fundraising practices. Starting what could be a $1 billion-plus fundraising...
  • Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items

    Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items
    HARTFORD — The legislature's tax committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan that would lower the state's sales tax rate, but expand the number of items that are taxed, a committee co-chairman said Tuesday. Co-Chairman Jeffrey Berger, D-...
  • Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers

    Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers
    As class warfare has become an increasingly fertile theme in politics, the minimum wage has become a flash point locally and nationally. On that front, Connecticut is poised to grab the biggest headline with a proposed law that would fine larger...
  • In New Hampshire, Fiorina outlines foreign policy specifics

    Possible presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Tuesday looked to dispel assumptions about her lack of foreign policy experience by laying out actions the United States should take to deal with Russian aggression, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the...
  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
  • While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

    While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

    Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the...
  • Children's author chronicles history of women in politics

    Children's author chronicles history of women in politics
    Ever since her first book for young readers, 1984's "Susan B. Anthony," Highland Park author Ilene Cooper has maintained an emphasis on informing her youthful audience about feminism and politics. That's certainly true of her most recent book, "A...
  • Tester's DSCC pursues same strategy that nearly nixed him in 2006

    WASHINGTON If the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had its way a decade ago, its current chairman probably wouldn't be in the Senate today. In the 2006 cycle, Democratic strategists in Washington preferred state Auditor John Morrison in the...
  • Gensler, a sharp-elbowed 'force,' will watch over Clinton's campaign finances

    On one of his last nights as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gary Gensler thanked Elizabeth Warren. There were others on the list he ticked through at the affair packed with congressional aides, government officials and even a few...