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  • An issue that Congress didn't duck

    The U.S. Senate didn't duck the issue, nor shoot it down, when Rep. Rob  Wittman's legislation to save people hunting up a convenient Post Office in order to buy federal duck stamps. Instead, flock of Senators (you could almost say a brace of them, or...
  • Turn investment back on, Congress

    Turn investment back on, Congress
    Manufacturers in America continue to face strong headwinds in trying to grow and create jobs. Despite this challenge, many of us are committed to thriving in a competitive global economy and conquering the obstacles we face day in and day out just to...
  • Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago

     Two judges confirmed for U.S. District Court in Chicago
    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night voted to confirm Jorge L. Alonso, a Cook County associate judge, and John Blakey, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's head of special prosecutions, to vacant judgeships on the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
  • Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes

    Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes
    A turbulent lame-duck session of Congress came to a sudden end Tuesday as the Senate rushed to clear a lingering tax bill and some key presidential nominations in a late-night flurry of final votes. Lawmakers signed off on a deal to extend $45 billion...
  • Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman

     Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman
    HARTFORD - Andrew Doba is leaving as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief spokesman, and a top campaign aide will be taking over the duties. Doba will be departing early next year after the gubernatorial inauguration. He is being replaced by Mark Bergman, a...
  • With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...
  • Poll: Democratic, GOP bases disenchanted with their parties

    WASHINGTON Congress heads home for the holidays with a hearty good riddance from voters. Even partisans have soured on their own parties. Republicans are disenchanted with Republicans in Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Democrats are...
  • Rachel Marsden: Sony leaks, CIA report highlight the 'Snowden Privacy Paradox'

    PARIS -- The ongoing leaks of confidential business data from Sony Pictures Entertainment and the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the Central Intelligence Agency have something in common. Call...
  • New federal budget bill lets political parties cash in

    WASHINGTON A provision in the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget bill that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law this week will open up new sources of cash for the nation's two political parties. Eleven paragraphs added to the bill as a last-...
  • Senate approves Sarah Saldana as chief immigration enforcer

    WASHINGTON The Senate narrowly approved Sarah Saldana, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, on Tuesday as head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, despite opposition from her home state senators. The 55-39 vote in her favor...
  • As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives

    As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives
    Now that Jeb Bush has sent his clearest signal yet that he may seek to expand his family's legacy in the White House, the former Florida governor must convince national Republicans that he is conservative enough to be their presidential nominee. Bush,...