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  • White House issues veto threat to trade currency measure

    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto trade negotiation authority if it contains a provision that would punish countries that undervalue their currency. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat,...
  • SC Senate approves bill banning abortions after 19 weeks

    The state Senate on Tuesday adopted a compromise on an anti-abortion bill, allowing the chamber to move on to road funding in the session's waning weeks. The chamber passed a bill that bans abortions past 19 weeks in a debate that pit abortion foes...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....
  • Congress sends anti-trafficking bill to Obama

    The House approved long-awaited legislation on Tuesday to combat human trafficking, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act will expand law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers, create a...
  • Senate plans vote on House-passed bill curbing NSA spying powers

    WASHINGTON The Senate will vote this week on a bill passed by the House prohibiting the National Security Agency from collecting bulk records, yet renewing U.S. spy programs set to expire in two weeks, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. McConnell, R-...
  • 'Right to Try' medical measure sent to Illinois governor

    Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs. The Illinois Senate approved the bipartisan measure Tuesday with a 55-0 vote. It passed the House last month with a vote of 114-1. The...
  • Warren says Congress should demand release of trade pact draft

    WASHINGTON Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Congress should demand that President Barack Obama release the draft text of a trade deal with Asian-Pacific nations before handing him fast-track authority to ease approval. "We're being asked to grease the skids...
  • 'Right-to-try' bill sent to Rauner

     'Right-to-try' bill sent to Rauner
    Terminally ill patients would be allowed to try experimental drugs and treatments not yet approved by the federal government under a measure state lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday. The "Right to Try" legislation would give patients with...
  • Democratic Senate candidate wants 6 Ohio primary debates

    A Cincinnati city councilman running for U.S. Senate proposed six Democratic primary debates around Ohio with his veteran opponent. P.G. Sittenfeld on Tuesday said he and former Gov. Ted Strickland should have issue-oriented sessions to engage, inform...
  • Bolster president's trade power

    Bolster president's trade power
    After an early setback, a bill that would empower President Obama in negotiating trade agreements cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bipartisan vote. Both of Florida's senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco...
  • Democrats square off in fierce East Bay state Senate battle

    Decision day in a heated Democratic slugfest for an East Bay state Senate seat has finally arrived. Polls opened Tuesday morning for the race between Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla of Concord and Steve Glazer, a political consultant and mayor of Orinda,...