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  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote

    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. The bill would keep the...
  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few...
  • You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore

    You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore
    Before Antonio Villaraigosa announced this week that he would not run for California's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, some were framing a contest between the ex-Los Angeles mayor and state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, previously San Francisco's district...
  • Congress goes to brink on Homeland Security shutdown debate

    WASHINGTON A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security loomed ever closer Friday evening as the House of Representatives failed to pass a short-term bill to finance the agency by midnight. It was an embarrassing defeat for House Speaker...
  • 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...
  • Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed

    Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed
    Few people pray that their job will become obsolete. I do. As legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which partners with the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley and the 49 other rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania, I see many...
  • Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

    Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation...
  • Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says

    Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says
    Despite the danger posed by Islamic State and other extremist groups, the nation's top intelligence official warned Thursday that sophisticated cyberattacks like the recent hack of Sony Pictures posed a greater threat to the United States. The threat...
  • 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 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...