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  • House defeats bid to curtail NSA's collection of phone records

    House defeats bid to curtail NSA's collection of phone records
    WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • White House, GOP push against amendment limiting NSA powers

    White House, GOP push against amendment limiting NSA powers
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama Administration has joined with GOP leaders in a furious lobbying effort against a measure up for a vote late Wednesday in the House of Representatives that would curtail the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Vucanovich, Joey Covington, Pierre Mauroy

    PASSINGS: Barbara Vucanovich, Joey Covington, Pierre Mauroy
    Barbara Vucanovich Nevada's first congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve a sprawling, rural congressional district for 14 years, died Monday at an assisted living complex in...
  • Obama keeps Congress at arm's-length in government shutdown

    Obama keeps Congress at arm's-length in government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — In 2011, with the government dangling on the edge of default, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) engaged in nearly daily negotiations. There were regular phone calls, talks and red wine at the White House....
  • Driver killed in Washington police chase that paralyzed capital

    Driver killed in Washington police chase that paralyzed capital
    WASHINGTON — A frantic police chase through the heart of Washington, from the White House to Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue, ended Thursday with a woman shot to death, two law enforcement officers injured and the Capitol complex under...
  • Obama is ducking a leader's duty

    Obama is ducking a leader's duty
    A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take...
  • Government shutdown: Newt Gingrich has terrible advice

    Government shutdown: Newt Gingrich has terrible advice
    Newt Gingrich can’t be serious. Of all the people in the world who ought to be wary of a federal government shutdown, it should be former House Speaker Gingrich, whose political career flamed out spectacularly after he orchestrated two federal...
  • Illinois to end ban on carrying concealed guns

    Illinois to end ban on carrying concealed guns
    The law was inevitable, but in the end, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't hold out for more limits. On Tuesday -- backed by 77-31 and 41-17 votes by Illinois' House of Representatives and its Senate -- lawmakers overrode a Quinn veto to end the state's ban on...
  • 'The Newsroom' recap: Meltdown after investigative story goes south

    'The Newsroom' recap: Meltdown after investigative story goes south
    “News Night” staffers believed they had uncovered a scandal of Watergate proportions – the kind that “makes careers and ends presidencies.” But instead of winning a Peabody Award for journalism excellence, the military...
  • Beware the clear-cutters

    Beware the clear-cutters
    Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill. HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
  • The unsettled healthcare law

    The unsettled healthcare law
    Ever since Obamacare's stormy passage in early 2010, Democrats have been waiting anxiously for the program to go into effect and hoping that a dose of reality would calm the partisan battles over the health insurance plan. Once everything was up and...