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  • House passes anti-abortion bill, ends controversy

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would permanently prohibit federal funding for abortions after Republican leaders shelved a different measure amid protests from women in the party who complained that some of...
  • Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor, U.S. senator, dies at 90

    Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared him to voters in a state that once thrived on tobacco and coal, has died at age 90. Ford's health had declined in the last two weeks,...
  • Wendell Ford, Democratic Kentucky governor and longtime U.S. senator, dies

    Wendell Ford, Democratic Kentucky governor and longtime U.S. senator, dies
    Wendell H. Ford, a former Kentucky governor and longtime Democratic U.S. senator, died Thursday at his Kentucky home. He was 90.  Ford had publicly acknowledged last year that he was battling lung cancer, and his family and state officials confirmed his...
  • Bill to prevent veterans' suicides raises questions about funding

    WASHINGTON A bill to reduce suicides among veterans stalled in the Senate last month despite its heartrending cause and strong bipartisan support. Now it's on the verge of final passage thanks to the departure of its main critic. Veterans were infuriated...
  • Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa

    With billionaire Tom Steyer opting out of California’s U.S. Senate race on Thursday, the most likely major rival for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appears to be former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. For now, Harris is the lone major...
  • Analysis: What the House GOP's abortion bill about-face really means

    WASHINGTON A significant contingent of women and moderate members of the House Republican Conference prevailed Wednesday, convincing GOP leadership that the political blowback for voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks could far outweigh any favor curried...
  • Treasury secretary: Congress should focus on simplifying business taxes, not tax law overhaul

    The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to agree on sweeping changes to taxes paid by individuals and families. Lew said the Obama...
  • Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

    Adam Schiff ponders Senate run
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016. “Since Sen. Boxer announced her retirement,...
  • GOP operative plans anti-Steyer effort

    GOP operative plans anti-Steyer effort
    Veteran GOP strategist Rob Stutzman says he plans to launch an anti-Tom Steyer effort if the billionaire environmental activist runs for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “I intend to lead a bipartisan effort to educate...
  • Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion

    Frankel, Wasserman Schultz criticize Republican moves to restrict abortion
    U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion. Statement...
  • Poke in the eye? Boehner rebuffs Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Israeli leader to Congress

    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...