| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday challenged the Obama administration to spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings amid growing concerns about unchecked powers of the presidency and Americans'...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Working on a new farm bill, the Senate recently defeated an amendment to change the sugar program but limited the crop insurance premium subsidies for high-income farmers before putting off further action on the bill until after a Memorial...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 4:32 PM
For two years he had complete, unadulterated control of the federal government, a 60-seat majority in the Senate, an 80-plus seat majority in the House. He got every -- literally every piece of legislation he wanted, to try and, quote,......
| Mar 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
WORTHINGTON, Minn;. (AP) - About half a dozen farmers and agribusiness professionals raised concerns about everything from direct payments to loss of Conservation Reserve Program acres and the challenges facing young people wanting careers in production...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Republican kingmaker or entertainer? Truth teller or "big fat idiot"? How about "lightning rod"?
Once again, Rush Limbaugh -- the conservative provocateur with the self-described "talent on loan from God" -- is in hot water. Limbaugh, who has been the...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:28 PM
One by one, Republicans and Democrats recognized a singular achievement by a singular woman — U.S.Sen. Barbara Mikulski, now the longest-serving female member of Congress.
The Maryland Democrat reached that milestone Saturday. So on her 12,892th...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:10 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The Democratic State Convention is scheduled to open Friday at the San Diego Convention Center for a three-day run that includes addresses by Gov. Jerry Brown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein
The first day line-up...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON, DC — Más de 5 mil hijos de inmigrantes languidecen en hogares sustitutos estatales del país porque sus padres vivían ilegalmente en los Estados Unidos, o fueron detenidos o deportados por las autoridades federales de inmigración....
| Jan 17, 2012
In a controversial twist on the exploding use of online social media, more employers are poring over the websites to weed out job applicants whose posts reveal that they use foul language, take drugs, associate with gangs or have other questionable...
| Jul 10, 2012
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's "Playing With Fire"...