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  • Reid's departure renews talk of nuclear waste site in Nevada

    WASHINGTON ��The departure of Harry Reid after 2016 may boost chances to revive the moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a project the Senate minority leader has spent his career opposing. Reid's announcement Friday...
  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would...
  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to...
  • Revenue projections likely to be similar, lawmakers say

    Budget gurus for the Christie administration and the Democratic-controlled Legislature are set to say how much money New Jersey will bring in this year — and unlike last year their views will likely align, lawmakers say. The projections, which...
  • Reid backs Schumer to succeed him as leader

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader. Reid issued his endorsement Friday morning, shortly after announcing he would be retiring next year instead of running for re-election. Reid...
  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours,...
  • Cruz is all about that base

    Now that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has thrown his cowboy hat into the ring for president, it's time to start handicapping the candidates, even if some of us may wish that we had more choices. That's OK, my fellow Americans. You vote for -- or against -- the...
  • Christie tells Michigan Republicans Obama failing at leadership

    SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continued his attacks on President Barack Obama, telling Michigan Republicans that Obama lacks leadership and common sense on foreign policy, the minimum wage and government entitlements. Christie,...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates argue over partisanship

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley defended herself from accusations by challenger Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley in a debate Friday that she's a liberal with "extreme beliefs," saying she has a broad base of bipartisan support in...
  • With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...
  • Battle-weary Nigerians hope for change as election nears

    Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies. Desperate, Maria Ibrahim dressed...