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  • House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

    House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the...
  • Sestak to formally announce challenge to US Sen. Toomey

    Democrat and former Navy Vice Admiral Joe Sestak says he'll seek a rematch with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the 2016 election. Sestak said in a campaign email that he'll make the announcement Wednesday at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Sestak ran for...
  • Florida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run

    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida senator...
  • Texas Republicans want Medicaid flexibility, not expansion

    All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid — but also vowing that, without it, expanding the program under the White House's signature health...
  • Hail Baltimore's happy warrior

    Hail Baltimore's happy warrior
    Barbara Mikulski's surprise announcement that she does not intend to seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate is going to take time for her constituents to process. That Maryland's favorite daughter, its self-effacing and outspoken champion of the underdog,...
  • Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as a big joke

    Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as a big joke
    As you may have heard, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who astonishingly enough is chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the U.S. Senate last week to debunk "all this hysteria about global...
  • Rubio's real close on presidential decision

    Rubio's real close on presidential decision
    PALM BEACH — Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. “I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we'...
  • Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire

    Longest serving woman in Congress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, to retire
    Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced she will not seek a 6th term in the U.S. Senate. Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the leadership of the powerful...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement this morning in Baltimore. Mikulski, speaking at the podium by herself, said she spent considerable time thinking about how she wanted to spend the next two years and ultimately decided she didn't...
  • Obama finds his veto pen

    Obama finds his veto pen
    With the Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, President Barack Obama has finally invoked his weapon of last resort against being run over by them, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill. After more than six years in office and having...
  • Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet

    Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet
    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida...