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  • Obama finds his veto pen

    WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, President Obama has finally invoked his weapon of last resort against being run over by them, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill. After more than six years in office...
  • California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform

     California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform
    California may be a blue state, but a Republican-led effort to scale back federal intervention in educational reform is drawing support here. As the House of Representatives moves to vote on reauthorizing a 50-year-old education reform law,...
  • Spoilers: 'House of Cards' Season 3 takes daring, hard-eyed look at presidency

    Spoilers: 'House of Cards' Season 3 takes daring, hard-eyed look at presidency
    If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix. One pot of home-brewed Starbucks...
  • Call from politician just before he took his own life

    He was my BFF. That's how my editorial board colleagues jokingly referred to my relationship with state auditor Tom Schweich, who on Thursday morning raised a gun to his head in his Clayton, Mo., home and shot himself dead. We weren't actual best...
  • Wyoming House advances bills to protect domestic sheep

    Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the state Legislature. The Wyoming House of Representatives voted Thursday to give preliminary approval to a...
  • Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

    Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama's game plan. Then there's international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for...
  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit
    President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month....
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. "The speaker's...
  • Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

    The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they've threatened her with prison and she has accused them of acting like bullies in a showdown over legal pot that could end up costing...
  • China defends its South China Sea activities as restrained

    China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman...
  • Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine." Jindal spoke as House Republicans were considering a short-term funding fix to...