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  • 'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides

    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the...
  • Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

    Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu
    Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner's decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears

    Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears
    Barbara Boxer may have no plans to endorse any of the potential candidates clamoring to replace her in the Senate, but that isn’t stopping them from lining up at her door. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hopped into an eco-friendly...
  • On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

    On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights
    On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
  • Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

    Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
    In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear...
  • Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses

    Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses
    A bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses in Florida may have a shot at becoming law. House Bill 4005, sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, received support Tuesday from the House of Representatives' Criminal Justice Subcommittee....
  • More pressure mounts on Dan Snyder to change the racial epithet that is his NFL team's name

    So far, Dan Snyder, the unrepentant owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, has faced down pressure from President Obama, half of the U.S. Senate, some Native Americans and activists, federal trademark authorities and about 40% of...
  • Boehner invites Netanyahu to address Congress weighing Iran bill

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress next month as lawmakers weigh legislation that would tighten sanctions on Iran. The invitation to Netanyahu comes...
  • Obama allies vow to fight his State of the Union plea on trade

    WASHINGTON Some of President Barack Obama's staunchest allies are vowing to fight legislation he requested to expand his power to negotiate trade agreements. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said she supports Obama's initiatives aimed at strengthening the middle class,...
  • Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union

    Obama sounds populist themes in State of the Union
    President Barack Obama outlined an aggressive agenda in his State of the Union address Tuesday, drawing sharpcontrastswith the new Republican majority in Congress and setting the stagefor a tumultuous two years leading into the next presidential election....
  • Obama tax agenda widens partisan gulf as he seeks redistribution

    WASHINGTON Democrats are abandoning what was once an area of promising bipartisan agreement on tax policy: lowering individual tax rates and broadening the base. The party, led by President Barack Obama, is instead increasingly viewing tax policy as a...