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  • UPDATE: After Hobby Lobby Kaine, Warner back RFRA changes

    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, has backed a Democratic response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. The court's decision said that closely held companies - those without a lot of shareholders - don't have to offer insurance policies...
  • Obama meets Perry on border crisis, says he's not interested in 'photo-ops'

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry generally agreed on what needed to be done to contend with the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the Texas-Mexico border. The president asked...
  • Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary

    Senate confirms Julian Castro as housing secretary
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Julian Castro to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing the San Antonio, Texas mayor at the top of the agency in charge of housing during a sluggish recovery in the sector....
  • New border politics: Blame Obama first

    New border politics: Blame Obama first
    As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children streamed across his state's Southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn. In an interview Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox News...
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...
  • $421,545: Registrar

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. A proposal to close a satellite office will save the folks who run elections in...
  • Republicans use location of fundraiser to jab Charlie Crist

    Republicans use location of fundraiser to jab Charlie Crist
    Charlie Crist is holding a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Wednesday evening headlined by key players in the legal community who support Democrats. And the Republican Party  of Florida is using the downtown Fort Lauderdale location to remind people about one...
  • Lawmakers differ on how to stop abusive patent-demand letters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand...
  • Anger mounts as Germany unearths second U.S. spy suspect

    BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected U.S. spy in the defense ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant. After the...
  • GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home

    The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise. Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money...
  • Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

    DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if...