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  • House passes children's health insurance bill; Obama plans same-day signing

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage. The...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Obama ends ban on funds for international groups that promote abortions, reversing Bush policy

    President Barack Obama on Friday struck down the Bush administration's ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information — an inflammatory policy that has bounced in and out of law for the...
  • Bitterness grows between Clinton and Obama

    Tensions mounted between the two leading Democratic candidates for president Sunday, as Hillary Rodham Clinton launched an aggressive attack on Barack Obama, suggesting his much-vaunted opposition to the Iraq war was all talk and little action. Clinton...
  • Republican eyes on Michigan primary

    Republican eyes on Michigan primary
    Castigated by the national party for moving their primary ahead in the nominating calendar, Michigan Republicans could inject even more volatility into the 2008 GOP presidential campaign when they go to the polls Tuesday. Although only half of the state'...
  • Numbers could add up for downstate guy in race

    Numbers could add up for downstate guy in race
    State Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican running for governor in the Illinois Republican primary, isn't your typical lawyer politician. He runs a construction business and can do math with a pencil on a two-by-four. After all the trite...
  • Tax activist's ad challenges Obama's eligibility for office

    Tax activist's ad challenges Obama's eligibility for office
    An anti-tax activist from upstate New York who is questioning whether President-elect Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen" eligible for the nation's top job said Tuesday that his non-profit group spent "tens of thousands of dollars" to get his message...
  • U.S. Senate run by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist would set off a political scramble

    If Gov. Charlie Crist eschews a second term as the state's chief executive and decides instead to run for the U.S. Senate next year, he'll scramble politics and careers in both parties, ignite an ideological battle over the Republican Party's direction...
  • Florida legislators face tough choices in a budget-crunching year

    Florida's lawmakers will gather at the budget-battered capital this year to confront a financial mess – but even so, they vow not to raise taxes. Federal stimulus money runs out midway through the fiscal year, blowing a billion-dollar hole in the...
  • When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?

    When Scott gets to work, what's gonna give?
    I wonder if, in their heart of hearts, Republicans in the Legislature were crossing their fingers for Alex Sink. She was the wishy-washy, predictable Democrat they knew, as opposed to Rick Scott, the scary bald man who remains a mystery. Republican...
  • Rell's Proposed Health, Education Cuts Criticized By Connecticut Voices For Children

    The governor's proposed cuts to state health and education programs would weaken two "leading areas of progress" in the state economy, according to a study released Tuesday by the advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children. While the state has...