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  • Ohio Democrats host US Senate rivals Strickland, Sittenfeld

    Recapturing the U.S. Senate will be the unofficial theme as Ohio Democrats gather for their party's annual legacy dinner. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is scheduled to be Friday's keynote speaker at the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, with 2016...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points

    The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama." That's the official name for the marathon voting session that accompanies the Senate's consideration of a...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors

    U.S. House approves long-term fix for Medicare payments to doctors
    — For the 28,000 Pennsylvania doctors who treat Medicare patients, Thursday's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives brought a sigh of relief. The overwhelmingly bipartisan proposal would end a series of financial cliffs for the health care...
  • Kasich seeks support for balanced budget amendment in Maine

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined Maine Gov. Paul LePage and lawmakers Thursday at the Statehouse, where he urged them to support his effort to force the federal government to balance its budget. Kasich wants Maine to join 27 states that have approved...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and...
  • Senate vote avoids budget crisis, restores court reporter funding

    Senate vote avoids budget crisis, restores court reporter funding
    Court reporters and officials in Lake County Circuit Court breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a budget fix that addressed a shortfall in funding for the courthouse duty. Lake County's 21...
  • Coats' top aide enters Indiana Senate contest

    WASHINGTON Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field. "This campaign will be about what...
  • What would the 2016 Republican hopefuls do with an Iran deal?

    WASHINGTON On Wednesday, Scott Walker became the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to say he would reject a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran if it's not approved by Congress. Speaking on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, the Wisconsin...