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  • U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation

    U.S. senators pledge support for Israel in wake of ground operation
    Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began its ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while...
  • Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

    Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
    Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
  • Congress took impeachment seriously with Watergate

    Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago. As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
  • Kansas senator's years in Washington are both advantage, vulnerability

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
  • U.S. Senate nears deal to vote on $10.9 billion transportation bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders were nearing an agreement to vote this week on a $10.9 billion transportation funding extension already passed by the House of Representatives, signaling a desire to minimize drama over road construction money...
  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • A fairer (small) business environment [Commentary]

    A fairer (small) business environment  [Commentary]
    Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance. The events of...
  • Obama, Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in...
  • What's the message when Obama sticks to public schedule during a crisis?

    WASHINGTON Just after a passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine, President Barack Obama flew to Delaware to have a burger and fries at the popular Charcoal Pit restaurant and then to New York to attend a pair of private political events. Obama spoke for...
  • la-blank-file-test-2

    Their bond faced strenuous tests during their journey from the Arkansas governor's mansion to the White House. With the stress and legal hassles of the Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky and impeachment cases, many voters openly wondered whether the couple would...
  • Inversion loophole puts U.S. tax policy in a jackpot

    A merger between America's top slot-machine manufacturer and Europe's biggest gaming operator will create a gambling giant that manages lotteries and slots networks worldwide — and adds to the urgency for a political crackdown on U.S. companies...