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  • Obama trade agenda wins Senate round, but House fights loom

    President Barack Obama's trade agenda narrowly passed an initial Senate test late Wednesday, but many fellow Democrats hope to trip him in the House. The Senate Finance Committee endorsed Obama's request for "fast track" legislation, which would renew...
  • After attack, Colorado lawmakers advance fetal homicide bill

    A woman accused of cutting into the belly of an expectant mother to claim the unborn child can't be charged under Colorado law with murder. But Republicans in the state Senate advanced a bill Wednesday aimed at changing that situation. Republicans have...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate 99-0

    Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate 99-0
    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • Obama's fast-track trade plan forced to slow start by liberals

    WASHINGTON Things got off to a slow start Wednesday for President Barack Obama's fast-track trade plan, which has emerged as one of the most divisive issues facing Democrats in the new Congress. As the Senate Finance Committee prepared to pass the bill,...
  • Cornyn redefines his role as Senate GOP Whip

    WASHINGTON As majority whip, John Cornyn has tangled often with the tea party. He has championed pragmatic floor tactics and was an architect of the GOP's successful drive to broaden its Senate footprint over the last three cycles by betting on candidates...
  • Senate finally passes human trafficking bill

    WASHINGTON The Senate finally came together Wednesday in rare unanimous support of an anti-human trafficking bill and agreed to a compromise on an abortion provision that had divided the parties, delaying the bill for weeks. The 99-0 vote on the...
  • Budget panel votes to eliminate 13 vacant DNR positions

    Thirteen vacant positions dealing with fish and wildlife issues within the state Department of Natural Resources would be eliminated, but fees to hunt and fish would not go up, under a cost-saving move approved by the Legislature's budget committee...
  • Mayor Emanuel sees prize in Obama library, not bid for Olympics

    Mayor Emanuel sees prize in Obama library, not bid for Olympics
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he doesn't have any plans to pursue future Olympic games for Chicago and sees a bigger payoff in landing the Obama presidential library and museum. "I'm bidding on a presidential library," Emanuel said in Washington,...
  • Illinois Senate OKs restoring $26M in Rauner grant cuts

    The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner had frozen. Sen. Dan Kotowski's measure would continue funding programs including some for autism, smoking cessation...
  • Florida House approves 24-hour waiting period for abortions

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida House gave final approval Wednesday to a contentious bill that would require women to wait at least 24 hours and make two trips to the doctor before having an abortion. The bill, HB 633, was watered down one day earlier,...
  • Slim fundraising tally for Joe Sestak in U.S. Senate challenge

    Democrat Joe Sestak raised $312,000 during the first three months of the year, a slim haul as he attempts to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. With those contributions, Sestak had $1.7 million on hand at the end of March. Toomey's latest...