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  • Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control

    Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control
    WASHINGTON — Faced with a strong prospect of losing control of the Senate in November, Democrats have begun a high-stakes effort to try to overcome one of their party's big weaknesses: voters who don't show up for midterm elections. The party's...
  • Georgia gun rights bill goes far

    Georgia gun rights bill goes far
    Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act. Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill." Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. It has drawn national attention...
  • House passes GOP-backed bill aimed at Obama's 'imperial presidency'

    House passes GOP-backed bill aimed at Obama's 'imperial presidency'
    WASHINGTON -- The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama. Democrats decried the base-pleasing measure as a political stunt. Immigration...
  • CIA lawyer Robert Eatinger is no stranger to controversy

    CIA lawyer Robert Eatinger is no stranger to controversy
    WASHINGTON — This is not Robert Eatinger's first run through a full-blown CIA controversy. But it's his most public ordeal. For most of his career, few outside the world of espionage knew of Eatinger, 56, who has spent 22 years moving up the ranks...
  • Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money

    Ron Galperin, L.A.'s new city controller, wants to be right on the money
    Two opposing forces squared off last week in the latest round of a long-running battle over a $40-million mystery. In one corner was one of the most powerful heavyweights in the history of local politics: Brian D'Arcy of the International Brotherhood of...
  • Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks

    Senate advances unemployment benefits bill, but House GOP balks
    WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for more than 2.2 million jobless Americans cleared a key Senate hurdle Thursday but faces continued opposition from Republicans in the House, making final passage uncertain....
  • Good for the Bushes and the Clintons, but not good for America

     Good for the Bushes and the Clintons, but not good for America
    A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the...
  • Wyoming best, South worst for women candidates, study finds

    Wyoming best, South worst for women candidates, study finds
    Think of Wyoming and what comes to mind? Cowboys? Yellowstone Park? Thwarted dynastic ambitions? The number-crunchers at the University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics website analyzed more than 5,000 congressional elections over the last 25 years...
  • NSA would gain access to cellphone records under Obama plan

    NSA would gain access to cellphone records under Obama plan
    WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency would lose its authority to collect and hold years' worth of telephone calling records but gain access to cellphone information it currently lacks under an Obama administration proposal aimed at quieting...
  • U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says

    U.S. must win back trust on intelligence gathering, Obama says
    WASHINGTON -- Saying that U.S. intelligence agencies have to "win back the trust, not just of governments but more importantly of ordinary citizens," President Obama confirmed that he will propose to Congress that the National Security Agency no longer...