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  • North Dakota House rejects plea to fund rail safety program

    North Dakota's Republican-led House on Tuesday rejected a plea by Democrats to restore funding for a state-run rail safety program intended to supplement federal oversight of burgeoning oil train traffic. The debate came as the House approved the...
  • Senate OKs budget, but long way to Abbott's desk ahead

    With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's first session now begins. That's because the Senate on Tuesday approved a new spending blueprint for Texas: a $211.4 billion budget proposal that more than triples border security...
  • Why Congress should have a voice on Iran

    Why Congress should have a voice on Iran
    President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes, politically explosive negotiation this week over his Iran nuclear deal. Not with Iran. With Congress. On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up a measure that would allow Congress to weigh in...
  • Hogan's choice

    Hogan's choice
    In the grand scheme of last-minute collapses in Maryland budget negotiations, the one Monday night wasn't so terrible — the 2012 debacle that led to two special legislative sessions and a gambling expansion referendum was much worse. Nonetheless,...
  • Rubio's policies target middle class as some Republicans cringe

    Marco Rubio says he wants to make helping the poor and middle class a Republican issue. It's not clear how much his party wants to do it. The U.S. senator from Florida, who announced his presidential run on Monday, casts himself as a "reform...
  • GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

    Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons. Spending for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and for upgrading aging barracks and...
  • Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget

    Assembly session ends in acrimony over budget
    A legislative session that began with pledges of bipartisanship ended Monday night with General Assembly Democrats and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan embroiled in acrimony over Maryland's budget. Lawmakers cut $200 million from the new governor's $40.5...
  • Christie urges benefit cuts as N.J. retiree rush strains pension

    TRENTON, N.J. Chris Christie is promoting his tell-it-like-it-is style of governing with town-hall meetings in New Hampshire before a possible White House run. Back home, attendees of such forums haven't heard the whole story of the pension mess...
  • Md. budget passed amid disagreement with governor, lawmakers

    Maryland's Democratic-led Legislature approved scaled-back versions of some of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's priorities Monday night as the state's 90-day legislative session ended, but Democrats battled with Hogan over the state's $40 billion budget....
  • Kerry pitches Iran deal to skeptical lawmakers

    Secretary of State John Kerry personally pleaded with House Republicans and Democrats on Monday to give the Obama administration more room to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran, but several lawmakers said they remained skeptical and a bill to give...
  • A political novice who scored big upset finds herself on the defensive

    A political novice who scored big upset finds herself on the defensive
    Assemblywoman Patty Lopez won her seat in San Fernando last fall in a stunning upset over an established incumbent and fellow Democrat. She may find that improbable victory the easiest part of her fledgling political career. Five months after the...