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  • Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing

    Janet Yellen defends Fed stimulus efforts at confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing
    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • In Detroit, Rand Paul says justice system treats minorities unfairly

    In Detroit, Rand Paul says justice system treats minorities unfairly
    The senator from Kentucky had an important question for Republicans in Michigan. “How are you supposed to make child support payments if you’ve been in prison, and the best job you can get is $9 an hour?” Sen. Rand Paul asked,...
  • What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension

    What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension
    Congress averted another government shutdown by reaching an $85-billion budget deal late Tuesday night, but the new agreement, critics say, leaves out one vulnerable group of Americans: the long-term unemployed.   At the end of the year, federal...
  • Boehner slams conservative groups lining up against budget deal

    Boehner slams conservative groups lining up against budget deal
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals...
  • Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt

    Sen. Rand Paul loses effort to cut off aid to Egypt
    WASHINGTON -- An effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to cut off $1.5 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt failed on a vote of 86-13 in the Senate on Wednesday, indicating continued broad support for the argument that the United States will have more leverage over...
  • Rand Paul accuses Hillary Clinton of 'dereliction of duty' on Libya

    Rand Paul accuses Hillary Clinton of 'dereliction of duty' on Libya
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Sen. Rand Paul sharply attacked former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring that her actions in the months leading up to the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya last year were "inexcusable, it was a dereliction of...
  • Rand Paul at Reagan Library: For Obama, 'everywhere a scandal'

    Rand Paul at Reagan Library: For Obama, 'everywhere a scandal'
    SIMI VALLEY — Rounding out a week of visits with technology company executives and potential 2016 donors in California, Sen.Rand Paul told Republicans Friday night that the GOP would continue to lose California and other states on the West Coast...
  • California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states. Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Primary challenge launched against McConnell, Senate's top Republican

    Primary challenge launched against McConnell, Senate's top Republican
    WASHINGTON – Mitch McConnell will face a challenge from the right in his 2014 reelection bid, a development that has a major conservative group considering an endorsement of the top Senate Republican’s opponent and Democrats boasting of a...