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  • As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives

    As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives
    Now that Jeb Bush has sent his clearest signal yet that he may seek to expand his family's legacy in the White House, the former Florida governor must convince national Republicans that he is conservative enough to be their presidential nominee. Bush,...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Ted Cruz, tea party darling

    Chan Lowe: Ted Cruz, tea party darling
    Anybody who was worried that the 2016 Republican primaries won’t stack up to the 2012 carnival ride can relax; Ted Cruz is sure to be on hand to afflict the comfortable. You can bet that the tea party’s hottest new standard-bearer won’...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Boehner and the shutdown

    Chan Lowe: Boehner and the shutdown
    So it has come to this. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives — third in the line of succession for the presidency — must resort to telling an open, obvious, transparent lie in order to maintain his position.   The...
  • 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

    Senate approves new surgeon general
    The U.S. 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...
  • Wealthy get help; we get shafted

    Wealthy get help; we get shafted
    America's wealthiest people and their friends on Wall Street just got an early Christmas gift courtesy of the Republican-led Congress. In order to keep our government open and running into 2015, the Republicans in Congress slipped in a few last-minute...
  • Survey says: Taxes will rise under Wolf

    Survey says: Taxes will rise under Wolf
    Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvanians expect to see a boost in education funding, but they also believe sales and income taxes will rise because of the election of Democrat Tom Wolf as governor, according to a survey. Only 42 percent believe that the...