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  • Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial

    Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial
    Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...
  • Keystone backers predict final Senate passage by weekend

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is on track to pass legislation to approve TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of the week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The Keystone legislation stalled in the Senate on Monday as Democrats...
  • Abortion bill fight could haunt Rep. Renee Ellmers in 2016

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has been weathering a storm of criticism over her withdrawal of support from a late-term abortion ban bill, and it shows no sign of lifting. The Republican congresswoman's criticism of the bill was the second move in...
  • Senate panel unanimously OKs bill letting employers exempt vets from sparking health coverage

    In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. The Senate...
  • Senate votes not to remove lesser prairie chicken from 'threatened' list

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have taken the lesser prairie chicken off the federal government's list of threatened species. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, the amendment failed to get the 60...
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for much of Alaska refuge, angering state leaders

    President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as...
  • Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge

    Obama proposes expanding oil-drilling ban in Alaska wildlife refuge
    President Obama proposed designating 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as protected wilderness, drawing cheers from environmentalists but setting off a bitter new battle Sunday with the Republican-controlled Congress over oil and...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • GOP senators, and possible 2016 rivals, vie at Koch brothers retreat

    Three potential Republican presidential contenders parried on issues including Cuba policy and the qualities necessary to win the White House during a Sunday night panel discussion that also afforded an unprecedented, if limited, peek into the workings of...
  • Attorney general nominee's race rhetoric gets new look

    WASHINGTON Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch stood before a Baptist congregation and criticized a "morally lost" society where minorities were taking to the streets to protest injustice and police violence. "There is a poverty of spirit afflicting America...
  • Obama plan would close more of Alaskan refuge to oil drilling

    WASHINGTON The White House is proposing to designate the oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area permanently off limits to drilling. The proposal sets up a showdown with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, chairman...