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  • Obama highlights benefits of trade on small businesses

    President Barack Obama met with mayors and owners of small businesses at the White House on Wednesday to highlight the benefits of trade on a broad swath of the economy. Participants included Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Bob Buckhorn of...
  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic...
  • Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    Sen. Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House. Cruz formally launched his presidential campaign on...
  • Potential for a bipartisan bill on net neutrality emerges in Congress

     Potential for a bipartisan bill on net neutrality emerges in Congress
    Rick Boucher knows as well as anybody that net neutrality is the type of complex technology topic that Congress finds difficult to handle even when Democrats and Republicans are getting along. But the former 14-term House member, a longtime player on...
  • Mark Davis: Why Ted Cruz has a better shot than you think

    A rule for Republicans, credited to the iconic William F. Buckley, suggests voting for the most conservative candidate who can win. This sounds reasonable at first. What good is there in expending time, energy and money behind a principled conservative if...
  • Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

    When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat who just happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing...
  • Legislature moves to resolve budget deficit

    Legislature moves to resolve budget deficit
    Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between a Republican governor and Democratic-led Legislature over authority to transfer funds as money runs out for social...
  • PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race

    PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race
    If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides to run for president and not for re-election, then Florida's Senate seat is up for grabs with no clear front-runners, a new poll from Public Policy Polling concludes. The poll tested two potential Democrats: U.S. Rep....
  • Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016

    Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016
    Florida voters are in line for an expensive, bruising contest for U.S. Senate in 2016 — with the outcome impossible to predict. Poll results released Wednesday found that any of the most likely matchups between potential Democratic and Republican...
  • Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains

    Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil. Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell on Wednesday said the measure would ban the use of older tank cars, regulates the...
  • NY speaker: Minimum wage hike should be part of budget

    Raising New York's minimum wage must be a part of negotiations over the state budget, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said Wednesday as the closed-door wrangling over the budget continued ahead of a deadline next week. The Bronx Democrat's comments came...