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  • Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation

    Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation
    Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin led a symbolic and unsuccessful effort Tuesday to force a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration, arguing that the agency needs a permanent leader in place...
  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana
    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • Jeb Bush says he will 'actively explore' 2016 presidential run

    MIAMI Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is basically running for president now, giving him instant front-runner status and implicitly pressuring other Republicans to decide whether to run for the White House against him in 2016. "I have decided to actively...
  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • Jeb Bush shakes up GOP race for president, could face divisive fight

    Jeb Bush shakes up GOP race for president, could face divisive fight
    Making plain what he has vaguely hinted, Jeb Bush instantly scrambled the still-early 2016 presidential race Tuesday by announcing he would form a political action committee allowing him to explore a possible White House bid. “The PAC’s...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Obama nominee for senior State Dept post

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Antony Blinken as the country's No. 2 diplomat on Tuesday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's choices for government posts before Republicans control Congress next year. Senators...
  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the...
  • U.S. Senate confirms Obama pick for immigration job despite tussle

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Barack Obama's choice for a senior immigration enforcement job, defying Republicans who tried to block the nomination to protest Obama's executive order granting deportation relief to undocumented immigrants....
  • Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

    INDIANAPOLIS -- If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among the frontrunners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. According to the governor's office,...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush, Romney lead GOP field for 2016

    WASHINGTON Jeb Bush, who's seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, has sprinted to the front of the Republican field in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney remains on top, with Bush, a former Florida governor, a close...
  • Senate approves new surgeon general

    The Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next year....