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  • Blago brother says in book feds tried to make him 'pawn'; Rod refuses to see him

    Blago brother says in book feds tried to make him 'pawn'; Rod refuses to see him
    The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate...
  • White House hires former Keystone lobbyist as Senate liaison

    The Obama administration's new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Marty Paone, formerly a...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Obama picks Sally Yates for No. 2 spot at Justice Department

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he intends to nominate Sally Yates, a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia, to fill the second-highest ranking position at the Justice Department. Yates, 54, has a record of...
  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • Rubio's machine is tops in raising money, but not in sharing it

    WASHINGTON For Marco Rubio and his leadership political action committee, a lot of money comes in. But when it comes to supporting his fellow candidates, not a lot goes out. Rubio, a Republican senator from West Miami, Fla., and a potential...
  • Seattle man, not interrogated detainees, helped Brits find man in London terror plots

    James Ujaama, a Seattle man who pleaded guilty in 2003 to aiding the Taliban, helped British law-enforcement authorities track down a man involved in London terrorism plots, according to a U.S. Senate report that discloses new details about Ujaama's...
  • Edith Prague Battles Over Pension

    Edith Prague Battles Over Pension
    HARTFORD — An 89-year-old retired state employee has been fighting the state bureaucracy for more than six months in a pitched battle over her pension benefits. The woman's daughter says it took 21 telephone calls on a single day to get answers...
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...
  • Dec. 22 Letters: Tech Center, torture report

    A boondoggle I can appreciate Johnny Lawson's full-throated defense of the Tech Center project (Letters to the Editor, Dec. 18) as he undoubtedly feels compelled to defend his own interests. I would like to remind readers, however, that it was Mr....
  • Carly Fiorina prepares a long-shot candidacy for president

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger "first-ever" achievement in mind. Fiorina, 60, is declaring "the end of...