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  • Early GOP slipups dog new congressional majority

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner candidly summed up the other day how the first month of the Republican-controlled 114th Congress has gone. "Yes, there have been a couple of stumbles," Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. When Republicans assumed the...
  • Can Obama get to 'yes' on jobs?

    Can Obama get to 'yes' on jobs?
    After aggravating Republicans with a defiant State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced that he's eager to work with the GOP — "to get to yes," as he put it. "The answer can't just be 'no,''' he told a group of students in...
  • Woman with ties to Biden helped NFL defuse domestic violence controversies

    At the Super Bowl on Sunday the talk will be of the Patriots' offense, the Seahawks' defense and deflated footballs. It won't be of domestic violence. How the National Football League managed to defuse the crisis can be traced in part to 57-year-old...
  • Biden to House Democrats: 'Double down'

    PHILADELPHIA As a House Democratic retreat obsessed with messaging on the middle class came to a close Friday, Vice President Joe Biden implored his congressional colleagues to not run from the White House's economic record. "Let's resolve to double...
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  • Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner

    Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner
    After Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last year's election, corporate tax reform was among a handful of issues still considered possible areas for compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans. After all, both Obama and...
  • Budget fight looms as Obama wants 7 percent spending increase

    WASHINGTON Setting up a showdown with the new Republican-controlled Congress, the Obama administration said Thursday that the president's proposed 2016 federal budget would include a $74 billion increase in discretionary spending that blew past the caps...
  • Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...
  • Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

     Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week. And...
  • House, Senate Sessions Moved To Friday; Meetings Canceled Wednesday

    House, Senate Sessions Moved To Friday; Meetings Canceled Wednesday
    Much of the state was getting back to normal Wednesday, but the scheduled state Senate and House of Representatives sessions at the Capitol had already been pushed back to Friday. Although the snowstorm was not as bad as expected in some parts of the...
  • Hillary Clinton's private jet use in Senate may create 2016 headaches

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs....