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  • Obama increasingly taking his message beyond Washington

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is often seen this summer outside the White House, strolling down a city street, joking with ordinary Americans, grabbing a burger or a waffle cone. Just a regular guy. This week it's in Denver. A few weeks ago, in St....
  • $421,545: Registrar

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. A proposal to close a satellite office will save the folks who run elections in...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said. Despite concerns by some that the measure does...
  • Mississippi Republican Party declares Cochran winner in Senate primary

    Mississippi Republican Party declares Cochran winner in Senate primary
    (Reuters) - The Mississippi Republican Party has certified election results naming incumbent Thad Cochran the winner of a U.S. Senate primary runoff that his Tea Party-backed challenger contends was tainted by illegal voting by Democrats. Cochran...
  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to ease border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help cope with the growing number of unaccompanied children from Central America who are illegally crossing the southern border. The money would pay...
  • ICE CEO calls for market-wide purge of order types

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a perfect world, stock exchanges would collectively agree to ban order types that critics allege create complexity and may give certain traders unfair advantages, Intercontinental Exchange Group chief executive Jeffrey Sprecher...
  • U.S. senators say federal action may be needed to curb 're-homing'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday that the federal government may have to take a stronger role to stop parents from transferring custody of their adopted children to strangers they meet on the Internet.     At a subcommittee hearing...
  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for...
  • Liquor privatization effort kicked?

    With the passage last week of a state budget, Republicans' bid to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business is looking tapped out. Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking...
  • Senator Menendez wants probe of alleged Cuban smear plot: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez has asked the Justice Department to investigate evidence said to be acquired by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government plotted to smear him with allegations he was involved with...
  • Most in flood of young immigrants will be sent home, White House says

    Facing mounting political pressure to stop the influx of children and teens from Central America crossing the Southwest border, the White House said for the first time Monday that most of those apprehended "will be returned" home. Josh Earnest, the...