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  • Republican Kefalas exploring Senate run

    Republican Kefalas exploring Senate run
    WASHINGTON -- A former aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and speechwriter for Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. created a federal campaign account Monday to explore running for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat. Chrys Kefalas, a 35-year-old Parkville...
  • McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

    The Senate will vote on legislation that ends the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records as Congress scrambles to renew the Patriot Act before it expires on June 1. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has opposed...
  • Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders...
  • Sen. Mike Lee takes town halls to YouTube, Ustream

    WASHINGTON About once a month, Sen. Mike Lee's Capitol Hill office turns into a television studio. Since February 2013, the Utah Republican has convened regular video town halls, with professional quality broadcast equipment that's been put to regular...
  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • NC House budget moving along after earlier close call

    North Carolina House leaders had a better time Tuesday moving along their proposed two-year state government budget, a day after some fellow Republicans nearly sent it back to budget-writers with complaints about tax credits and incentives. The full...
  • Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students

    Senate, House OK Education Bills For Undocumented Students
    HARTFORD — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow the children of undocumented immigrants to apply for college tuition assistance, even though they lack a Social Security card and other documents required to fill out financial aid...
  • Richard Mountjoy, GOP legislator and key Prop. 187 backer, dies at 83

    Richard Mountjoy, GOP legislator and key Prop. 187 backer, dies at 83
    Richard Mountjoy, a retired California legislator who was a steadfast conservative and a key sponsor of Proposition 187, a 1993 measure designed to curb illegal immigration by cutting funds for schooling and medical care for those in the country...
  • Senate freezes tax rate, hikes earned income credit

    The Massachusetts Senate waded into the debate over tax policy on Tuesday by voting to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families. The measure, backed by...
  • Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls

     Senate panel OKs defense bill; some good news for Huntington Ingalls
    The Senate blueprint for a new defense budget cleared committee Thursday, and some provisions are good news for shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries. It would fund the mid-life overhaul of aircraft carrier USS George Washington, due to...