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Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism. Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks. But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
Anyone hearing the ACLU's position on single-sex education would think something troubling is afoot in almost every town in America. The ACLU claims that single-sex education is an unlawful form of discrimination and that its supposed benefits are based...
WASHINGTON -- After a rough-and-tumble meeting with House Republicans earlier in the week, President Obama wrapped up his Capitol Hill tour Thursday with friendlier crowds in the House and Senate, even as lawmakers signaled opposition to his budget...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
Tribune reporterIt’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
Tags: Elections, Garry McCarthy, Shootings, Barack Obama, Dick Durbin
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday to combat gun trafficking, the first firearms measure since the Newtown, Conn., shooting to move to consideration by the full Senate. The proposal, steered by committee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost. In his final report to...
Tags: Government, Al-Qaeda, Baghdad (Iraq), U.S. Congress, Iraq
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a new measure Monday to combat illegal gun trafficking, a sign of momentum for one element of President Obama’s initiative to reduce gun violence. The primary focus of the bill is to combat...
WASHINGTON -- Four California Republican House members are among 13 GOP legislators being targeted by a pro-Obama advocacy group in a new online ad campaign urging them to back a more robust background check system for gun sales. Reps. Jeff Denham,...
In what has become a depressingly familiar ritual, computer security experts revealed this week that hackers with apparent ties to a foreign government — in this case, the Chinese military — had "systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes...
Tags: Politics, Theft, Standards, Barack Obama, U.S. Congress
When it comes to serious, lasting budget constraints, our leaders in Washington have the escape talents of Houdini. The ominous approach of the fiscal cliff put Democrats in a position to extract a lot more revenue and Republicans to force real spending...
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