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  • A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

    A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes
    “What day is it?”
  • Candidates look to make family legacies in Congress

    WASHINGTON When nine-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of California announced her retirement, all eyes turned to a potential successor: her daughter. A Democratic operative who has never run for office, Laura Burton Capps has long been seen as a...

    United scaling back loan bid

    United Airlines hopes to receive a conditional loan guarantee from the federal government this week that would be about $500 million less than the carrier has been seeking. The Air Transportation Stabilization Board rejected United's bid for a $1.6...

    United making final-gasp bid for smaller loan guarantee

    United Airlines filed additional information Tuesday with the federal government in a last-ditch effort to win a loan guarantee that would help it out of bankruptcy. This time, the airline is seeking a smaller guarantee, about $500 million less than...

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 million

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s perk costs taxpayers $1 million
    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has plowed through about $1 million in taxpayer dollars in the last two years for an office and staff in west suburban Yorkville, thanks to a little-known perk given to ex-speakers. Hastert, 68, a lobbyist and...