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  • Faced with a tech tsunami, Motorola fights to preserve cop-com franchise

    WASHINGTON As Chicago cops braced for protests in advance of the NATO and G-8 summits in 2012, hometown radio giant Motorola made what seemed like a grand gesture. The company, which for years has used tenacious marketing and clout to reign over the...
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. She said that under the...
  • Attorney general nominee Lynch holds her own in Senate hearing

    WASHINGTON Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch deftly maneuvered through her confirmation hearing Wednesday, pledging to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill. Pressed about Obama administration policies on such...
  • Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial

    Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial
    Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...
  • Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire

    Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire
    After watching some of the speeches delivered by would-be Republican presidential contenders over the weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s conservative confab in Des Moines, I got to wondering how long it will take Republicans to field a female...
  • Abortion bill fight could haunt Rep. Renee Ellmers in 2016

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has been weathering a storm of criticism over her withdrawal of support from a late-term abortion ban bill, and it shows no sign of lifting. The Republican congresswoman's criticism of the bill was the second move in...
  • Senate panel unanimously OKs bill letting employers exempt vets from sparking health coverage

    In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under that statute. The Senate...
  • Senate votes not to remove lesser prairie chicken from 'threatened' list

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment that would have taken the lesser prairie chicken off the federal government's list of threatened species. Sponsored by Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, the amendment failed to get the 60...
  • The Lynch hearing: Questions, politics and an unflappable witness

    WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch continues with witnesses Thursday. No need to wait for the wrap-up, though; here are five takeaways from the hearing's crucial first day....
  • Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...
  • 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...