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Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances." Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelThis week's retirement announcement from U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine isn't just bad news for her Republican Party and its prospects of taking control in Congress' upper chamber. It's bad news for anyone, Republican or Democrat or independent, who...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont couple thought they were getting a sweet deal on real Vermont maple syrup when they found a good price for it on the Internet. The man who was selling it told them he was a trucker from Rhode Island who passed...
Tags: Patrick Leahy, Consumers, Prisons, Susan Collins, McDonald's
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON--Republicans this afternoon held out hope for movement toward a debt plan, while one top Democratic senator warned there was a lot at stake. In the Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell met reporters before 3 p.m. Chicago time...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special panel's goal is lofty: concoct a deal both parties will embrace to slash federal deficits by a mammoth $1.5 trillion or more over the next decade. Yet from the moment House and Senate leaders appoint the 12 members...
Tags: Laws, John Boehner, Medicare, George W. Bush, Education
Change of SubjectIf you haven't seen the obits (Tribune, Sun-Times) former Tribune columnist Steve Daley died Sunday at age 62. The news was unexpected and very sad. He was smart, funny, kind and generous, as much fun to back-fence with as he......
CNNWashington -- President Barack Obama on Monday rejected criticism of his decision to commit U.S. forces to the U.N.-authorized military mission in Libya, telling the American people there were strategic and moral reasons to act. In a nationally televised...
Pennsylvania Ave.Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
Pennsylvania Ave.When asked by ABCNews if he'd support moderate Republican Senate colleague Olympia Snowe of Maine in the 2012 election, Sen. Pat Toomey said he's staying out of it. "Look, I think this is a very dynamic environment and probably almost......
Pennsylvania Ave.Less than an hour before Pat Toomey is sworn in as a U.S. Senator, he stands with his family in his temporary basement. He'll move into his swankier digs (with windows) sometime this spring, but for now his office has......
Tribune Washington BureauWASHINGTON -- A Republican-led filibuster on Tuesday blocked efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military, shelving an Obama administration priority at least until after the November election. The measure repealing the...
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