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  • Late congressman's wife on quest for missing cash, memorabilia

    SEMINOLE, Fla. What happens when a member of Congress dies in office? There is no standard procedure and the internecine melee after the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, perhaps best illustrated by the exhaustive search for a Pentagon-approved memento,...
  • Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner

    Reduce U.S. corporate tax rates?: Front Burner
    After Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate in last year's election, corporate tax reform was among a handful of issues still considered possible areas for compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans. After all, both Obama and...
  • Hillary Clinton's private jet use in Senate may create 2016 headaches

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton took more than 200 privately chartered flights at taxpayer expense during her eight years in the U.S. Senate, sometimes using the jets of corporations and major campaign donors as she racked up $225,756 in flight costs....
  • Netanyahu joins Republican Party

    It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress and publicly...
  • Senate finally passes Keystone, but Obama's veto looms; a question and answer

    WASHINGTON The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure. Thursday's vote culminated six years of intense...
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  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Netanyahu invite is baldest example of Obama disdain

    With minimal exceptions, the political goals of President Barack Obama's congressional Republican opponents have been clear from the start: prevent significant achievements. Ever since his 2009 inauguration, they've eagerly resisted every major Obama...
  • Iran sanctions voted by Senate panel as Democrats vow a delay

    WASHINGTON The Senate Banking Committee approved legislation to impose additional sanctions on Iran if there isn't a deal curtailing its nuclear program by the end of June. While the 18-4 vote on Thursday was bipartisan, Democrats backing the measure...
  • Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'

    Republican write-off: Rubio and Huckabee serve 'Dreams' and 'Gravy'
    Little noticed amid the will-they-or-won't-they speculation over who will run for the 2016 Republican nomination, leading figures in both parties now agree to a surprising extent about what economic problem will top the next president's agenda. Whether...
  • Cuba trade backers in Senate take small steps first

    WASHINGTON Ordinary tourists could start dreaming up itineraries for trips to Cuba under legislation that senators will introduce on Thursday. The bill to end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba will be announced Thursday at a...
  • House, Senate Sessions Moved To Friday; Meetings Canceled Wednesday

    House, Senate Sessions Moved To Friday; Meetings Canceled Wednesday
    Much of the state was getting back to normal Wednesday, but the scheduled state Senate and House of Representatives sessions at the Capitol had already been pushed back to Friday. Although the snowstorm was not as bad as expected in some parts of the...