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  • Congress sends 5-year, $1-trillion farm bill to President Obama

    Congress sends 5-year, $1-trillion farm bill to President Obama
    WASHINGTON — In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1-trillion farm bill, a hard-fought compromise that sets policy over agricultural subsidies, nutrition programs and the food stamp safety net for the...
  • Arizona measure shows Republican aim to keep focus on jobs, economy

    Arizona measure shows Republican aim to keep focus on jobs, economy
    In its swiftness and brute force, Republican opposition to the Arizona measure that would have bolstered the right to deny services to gays sent one message to GOP Gov. Jan Brewer: Veto it. And it sent another to everyone else in the Republican Party:...
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman
    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • More campaigns pit one political party against itself

    More campaigns pit one political party against itself
    The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in...
  • Don't let 'Mitt' fool you into regretting your vote for Obama

    Don't let 'Mitt' fool you into regretting your vote for Obama
    Mitt Romney, once the presidential nominee Republicans hoped would unseat President Obama, is now nothing more than a Netflix Original, the star of the recent political redemption documentary “Mitt.” Following Romney from his first family...
  • Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage

    Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s pitch to women in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama's pledge to...
  • Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage

    Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...
  • Michelle Obama, in Los Angeles, asks donors to 'write a big, fat check'

    Michelle Obama, in Los Angeles, asks donors to 'write a big, fat check'
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday urged supporters in Los Angeles to donate money to boost Democratic prospects in the 2014 midterm election, saying such efforts were crucial to President Obama’s ability to accomplish the goals he laid out in...
  • House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?

    House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?
    As House Republicans head off to their annual retreat in Maryland, Politico reports that one item that had been expected to dominate the strategizing -- what to do about the debt limit -- may already be settled. According to the site's Jake Sherman...
  • State of the Union: A call for collaboration by the president

     State of the Union: A call for collaboration by the president
    Two themes dominated the advance speculation about President Obama's State of the Union address: that he would hammer away at income inequality and joblessness, and that, despairing of cooperation with congressional Republicans, he would defiantly trumpet...
  • State of the Union: Obama's era of limits

    State of the Union: Obama's era of limits
    The rap against President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday was that his agenda, once ambitious and transformational, has suddenly turned modest. Instead of grand bargains and sweeping change, the president proposed holding a summit...