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  • 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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  • Lynch hearing gives senators chance to vent

    WASHINGTON The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy. The questions for nominee...
  • Gov't: 9.5 million already signed up for 2015 coverage under Obama's health law

    Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said...
  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill for now, ending looming showdown with White House

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. Sen....
  • 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...
  • Charisma essential

    In 2012, Mitt Romney lost a very winnable race. Obama's approval rating was low, and his signature accomplishment, health care, was not received well by voters. In 2012, Obama became the first president in U.S. history to win a second term despite...