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  • DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

    DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics
    For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs. Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
  • House backs extending business depreciation tax break

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted 258-160 on Friday to extend permanently a business tax break dealing with deductions for depreciating certain capital investments, a move that would cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $287 billion...
  • States hit the brakes on road projects as federal fund goes broke

    WASHINGTON Instead of shifting into high gear during what is normally the peak of construction season, state transportation departments around the country are easing off the gas pedal as the federal Highway Trust Fund barrels toward insolvency sometime...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • U.S. Senate committee advances bill on cell phone unlocking

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved bringing before the full Senate legislation that would give mobile-phone users the right to "unlock" their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now...
  • Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision
    Democrats in Congress Wednesday launched efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, introducing legislation that would prohibit for-profit companies from seeking religious exemptions to a federal law requiring them to offer...
  • Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers seek role in Iran nuclear talks

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama Wednesday, insisting that lawmakers play a role in any decision to offer Iran long-term sanctions relief in connection with...
  • U.S. prosecutors decline criminal probe in CIA-Senate dispute

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have declined to pursue criminal investigations into a heated dispute between Senate investigators and the Central Intelligence Agency over documents related to its use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," the U....
  • For Senate leaders, conflicts take a personal turn and play out in public

    WASHINGTON Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a "temper tantrum," Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was "outrageous." Once...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Donovan as White House budget director

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan on Thursday to take over as President Barack Obama's budget director. Donovan takes the helm of the White House Office of Management and...
  • U.S. Senate tax-writers agree on $10.8 billion transport funding plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democratic and Republican tax writers in the U.S. Senate announced on Thursday a $10.8 billion plan to extend federal funding for transportation projects into the summer of 2015, roughly matching legislation moving through...