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WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday with Senate Democrats to brief the caucus about the rationale behind the administration’s recommendations on guns, arguing that, in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, the nation “...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
"Even victors are by victories undone." — John Dryden WASHINGTON — Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates,...
Tags: Tim Johnson, Elections, Vehicles, Mark Pryor, Amtrak
CNNAs more residents in southern Louisiana return home after Hurricane Isaac, many must now contend with a new obstacle: rebuilding their lives amid blistering temperatures and no air conditioning. "Heat index values will continue to range in the 100- to...
Louisiana and Mississippi officials conducted search-and-rescue missions Wednesday for residents stranded by Tropical Storm Isaac, which flooded highways and homes and pushed water over the top of a vital levee. While Isaac lost its hurricane status...
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulskiwill have a speaking role at the Democratic National Convention, aides said Wednesday. The Maryland Democrat, who this year became the longest-serving woman in congressional history, will lead a program highlighting the record...
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin publicly challenged on Wednesday a federal decision not to provide aid to Maryland residents affected by Hurricane Sandy — calling on President Barack Obama and federal emergency officials to rethink the...
It's not your imagination. Congress seems to be paying closer attention to travelers' welfare. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the International Travelers Bill of Rights, proposed bipartisan legislation that would require online travel agencies to...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - More than 100,000 U.S. horses a year are still being turned into chops and steaks for Europeans and Asians since three slaughter plants in Texas and Illinois were closed in 2007. Only the work is now done by Mexicans and...
Tags: Florida, Illinois, Elections, Colorado, Plant Openings
With the American Farm Bureau Federation's support, language prohibiting funding for inspection of horses at processing plants was not included in the FY2012 agriculture appropriations conference report. This eliminates a major hurdle for the resumption...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown only days away. The agreement ensured there would be no interruption...
Tags: Laws, Justice System, Republican Party, Elections, Eric Cantor
Nation NowOn one of the busiest travel days of the year, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is pitching legislation that would allow airline passengers to check a bag for free...
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Aug 29, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Aug 22, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 5, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 14, 2011 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Aug 12, 2011 |Story| Aberdeen News
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Sep 27, 2011 |Story| Petoskey News
Nov 23, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
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