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On May 5, President Barack Obama signed into law the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act that calls for compensation for family members who provide care to their sons, daughters or siblings who were severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan....
Tags: Unrest, Conflicts and War, Lawyers, Judges, Barack Obama, Health
Pennsylvania Ave.If the Senate were high school (it is) and superlatives were awarded each spring, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey would not be vying for best eyes (John Thune) or biggest flirt (Richard Burr). He's more of the drum major with fingers crossed......
Few historical figures are deserving of greater public recognition and tribute than Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. Although typically mentioned in history books as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, the many accomplishments over her long life ...
Associated PressDemocrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
Tags: Barbara Boxer, Delaware, Roy Blunt, Ron Paul, Judd Gregg
The Swampby James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......
Culture MonsterTen Republican senators have written to National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman, expressing concern that the Obama administration may have violated federal law by trying to use the agency for political purposes -- something the White...
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, citing the team spirit of the U.S. Olympic athletes' successes in Vancouver, suggests today that Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on needed healthcare reforms -- though the White House and.......
Top of the TicketRemarks by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), as provided by the Republican National Committee: Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Coburn, a practicing physician from Oklahoma and a member of the United States Senate. This week I had the opportunity to join President......
The Swampby Mark Silva John McCain's supporters heard a frontal assault on the Republican candidate for president in Barack Obama's appearance in North Carolina today, and McCain is returning fire in an interview this afternoon with FOX News. McCain takes aim........
The Swampby Frank James The Democratic National Convention isn't even half over and already we're looking ahead to next week's Republican version which Republicans have dubbed the "Country First" convention to tie in with the overarching theme of Sen. John McCain'...
The Swampby Jill Zuckman TAMPA - Standing outside the Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play, Sen. John McCain stood under a giant pirate banner and fervently proclaimed his optimism. "With this kind of enthusiasm and this kind of......
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
Tags: Dick Durbin, Hillary Clinton, Illinois, North Carolina, Maryland
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