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WASHINGTON — President Obama's pick for Labor secretary, Thomas E. Perez, emerged unscathed Thursday from a Senate confirmation hearing that was more perfunctory than contentious. Conservatives have been critical of Perez, the administration's top...
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
WASHINGTON -- I think I've figured it out. Republicans must be staging some kind of fiendishly clever plot to lure Democrats into a false sense of security. That's the only possible explanation for some of the weirdness we're seeing and hearing from the...
Tags: Politics, Republican Party, Government, Elections, Mark Sanford
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved President Obama’s pick to lead the Interior Department, REI Chief Executive Sally Jewell, sending the nomination to the full Senate for consideration. At a time when...
Tags: Wildlife, Politics, Elections, Land Resources, Barack Obama
WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Mark Sanford took a big step on the road to political redemption Tuesday, topping a large field of Republican candidates in the special election for a South Carolina congressional seat. A onetime rising star in the GOP,...
Tags: Republican Party, Politics, Government, Elections, Mark Sanford
Stephen Colbert likes to tread the line of fiction and nonfiction with his conservative pundit character on "The Colbert Report," but he's putting the fictional part aside to help out his sister, who's running for Congress in the siblings' home state of...
Tags: Politics, Stephen Colbert, Literature, Elections, Barack Obama
As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
WASHINGTON — The usually pin-drop-quiet Senate gallery erupted in applause Thursday after William “Mo” Cowan was sworn in as the newest senator from Massachusetts. Vice President Joe Biden administered the noontime oath to Cowan, a...
WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has named his former chief of staff to temporarily fill the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry, and called a special election for June 25 for voters to choose a permanent replacement for the incoming...
Tags: Politics, Lobbying, Government, Elections, John Kerry
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThe National Rifle Association will have a presence on the Sunday morning programs this weekend. The group's leaders will discuss calls for greater gun control since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Wayne LaPierre, the NRA'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ushering in the new and the old — dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government. The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the...
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, faced with finding a replacement following Sen. Jim DeMint’s sudden retirement, said Monday that she will not appoint a “placeholder appointee.” Talk of such an appointee, who would pledge to serve for...
Tags: Politics, Stephen Colbert, Trey Gowdy, Government, Elections
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