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  • Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations

    Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — A secret Senate report on the CIA's treatment of Al Qaeda detainees from 2001 to 2006 concludes that the spy agency used brutal, unauthorized interrogation techniques, misrepresented key elements of the program to policymakers and the...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador
    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter

    Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter
    On Wednesday, the Senate failed, for the third time, to muster the votes to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a women's-vote-wooing initiative of the Obama administration that has been knocking around Congress since President Obama took office in 2009....
  • After campaign finance ruling, battle for Congress likely to heat up

    WASHINGTON -- Both major political parties predicted an expanded battle for control of Congress in the months ahead following Wednesday's Supreme Court decision to end aggregate limits on big donors. Conservative groups trying to flip control of the...
  • GOP lawmakers, Neel Kashkari slam Donnelly immigration remarks

    GOP lawmakers, Neel Kashkari slam Donnelly immigration remarks
    Republican legislative leaders and a rival GOP gubernatorial candidate Tuesday slammed newly discovered remarks by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly comparing illegal immigration to war and urging citizens to rise up and join him in patrolling the border....
  • White House may slow immigration deportations unless Congress acts

    White House may slow immigration deportations unless Congress acts
    WASHINGTON — After meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voiced confidence Wednesday that if the Republican-led House fails to undertake immigration reform this year, the administration...
  • Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw flawed Obamacare rollout, resigns

    Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw flawed Obamacare rollout, resigns
    WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior...
  • Letters: Is immigration really an 'act of love'?

    Re "The GOP's 2016 handicap," Opinion, April 9 and "Jeb Bush calls immigration an 'act of love,'" April 8 Illegal immigration is an "act of love," says Jeb Bush. My foot it is. Bush should tell that to those who obeyed the law to come to the United...
  • Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois

    Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
  • Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress

    Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress
    Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...
  • GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

    WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As...