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  • Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says

    Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says
    The White House said Monday that President Obama's executive actions on immigration could boost California's economy by as much as $27.5 billion. In a public relations blitz in advance of the rollout of Obama's expanded deferred action program, White...
  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Senate voted 53-39 Monday to cut off debate on the bill, in a procedural vote. That's short...
  • Reid's doctors optimistic about prospects for regaining vision

    WASHINGTON Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is alert and in good spirits after successful surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye caused by an exercising accident, his office said. "Doctors have said they are optimistic about his prospects...
  • Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'

     Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'
    President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes. Obama loathes fast food, fried foods and mayonnaise, writes Reggie Love, who was...
  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the...
  • 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...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
  • Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk

    Duckworth says she's considering Senate bid against Kirk
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth ended a political guessing game Monday by making it official that she is exploring a challenge to Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016. Duckworth, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates, told the Tribune she is considering a bid against the Highland...
  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    WASHINGTON — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in...
  • Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary

    Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary
    HARRISBURG — Outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett lost the November election in large part because a majority of voters never forgave him for classroom cuts in his first budget. Many teachers and administrators across Pennsylvania also harbored...
  • Most in Congress wealthier than constituents

    Most in Congress wealthier than constituents
    Some shop at Publix. Most drive their own cars. Many of their kids go to public schools. But in one big way, South Florida's members of Congress aren't like most of the rest of us. Hint: It involves money. Newly crunched numbers from the Center...