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  • Christine O'Donnell responds to FEC complaint

    Former U.S. Senate candidate and tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is fighting back against Federal Election Commission allegations that she illegally used at least $20,000 in campaign contributions to pay rent and utility bills at a Delaware town...
  • Florida ethics panel: Rivera deserves fine, reprimand

    Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera broke Florida's ethics law and should pay nearly $60,000 in fines and restitution, a state panel concluded on Friday. The Miami Republican, who has been a long-time friend of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, is accused of double-...
  • Senate congratulates Friars on first NCAA championship

    The U.S. Senate has officially congratulated the Providence College men's ice hockey team on its first national title. Rhode Island Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced Thursday that the Senate had unanimously approved their resolution...
  • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown...
  • Talk of the County: Readers gang up on Hillary Clinton

    Don't need another Clinton I hope the American people are smart enough to see that we don't need another Clinton in the White House. They've already pilfered and embarrassed this country enough. Bill Clinton is the laughing stock of the world. Still the...
  • Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • Obama could ease many Iranian sanctions without Congress

    Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions relief on his own. Lawmakers have insisted on having a say on what could be a historic accord that...
  • Big differences divide Democrats, GOP on overhauling U.S. tax code

    Big differences divide Democrats, GOP on overhauling U.S. tax code
    Despite optimistic talk from Democrats and Republicans about overhauling the tax code, General Electric Co. recently showed that corporate executives aren't holding their breath for a bipartisan deal any time soon. GE said last week that as part of a...
  • Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

    Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow...
  • What Hillary Clinton needs to do to win

    What Hillary Clinton needs to do to win
    In finally declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton put a reverse twist on the old break-up line, "It's not you. It's me." Her pitch, she said, is all about you -- the voters and what you need -- not about me and my ambition to follow my...