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  • Florida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run

    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida senator...
  • Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski won't seek sixth term
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski announced her retirement Monday in Baltimore. Mikulski, speaking at the podium by herself, said she spent considerable time thinking about how she wanted to spend the next two years and ultimately decided she didn't want to...
  • Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as a big joke

    Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as a big joke
    As you may have heard, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who astonishingly enough is chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the U.S. Senate last week to debunk "all this hysteria about global...
  • Mikulski's retirement creates rare opening in Md.

    Mikulski's retirement creates rare opening in Md.
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski's startling announcement Monday that she will not seek re-election in 2016 after more than four decades in elected office set off a political free-for-all as Maryland's most powerful politicians began to position themselves for...
  • Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics

    Mikulski remembered as plain-speaking trailblazer for woman in politics
    Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 social worker from Highlandtown, helped stop a highway that threatened Southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. senator,...
  • Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's

    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss. But a foreign leader denouncing U.S. policy from within the grand hall of American democracy upends nearly two centuries of tradition. A joint...
  • 'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement

    'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, a former social worker from Baltimore who became a leading liberal voice in Washington and the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced in an emotional press conference on Monday that she would not seek a sixth term in...
  • Mikulski's legacy starts with the 'battle of the road'

    Mikulski's legacy starts with the 'battle of the road'
    By the time Barbara Mikulski ran for Congress in 1976, you could see the scorched earth of the battles she and others had fought against a federal highway plan that would have turned downtown Baltimore and some of its best neighborhoods into an ugly...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • Suspect declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

    A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer testified Monday during a hearing in which the man's apology to some survivors was...
  • Netanyahu faces a Congress unlikely to be swayed

    WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to change many minds, if any, when he makes his controversial speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress to warn of the dangers of a nuclear deal with Iran. Most members of the Senate...