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  • Senate leader Reid drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid package

    Senate leader Reid drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid package
    WASHINGTON -- Bowing to Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that legislation to provide $1 billion in aid to Ukraine would move forward without a contested provision to expand the loan-making authority of the...
  • Ukraine loan package, Russian sanctions clear key Senate hurdle

    Ukraine loan package, Russian sanctions clear key Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON -- Legislation to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine and impose sanctions against Russia cleared a key Senate hurdle Monday, but Congress remained locked in a partisan fight over the details of the package. By a vote of 78-17,...
  • Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee

     Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee
    The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
  • Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson

    Jeb Bush leads GOP hopefuls to Vegas to woo Sheldon Adelson
    As the 2016 Republican hopefuls quietly court donors this year, few have as much attraction as billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, along with wife Miriam, gave more than $92 million to campaign groups in 2012. That's why some of the top...
  • Congress to debate Ukraine aid amid worries about Russian troops

    Congress to debate Ukraine aid amid worries about Russian troops
    WASHINGTON — As the Senate prepares to take up an aid package for Ukraine this week, congressional Republicans on Sunday called for stronger sanctions against Moscow amid heightened concerns about a Russian troop movements. “It's deeply...
  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • NRA moves to new arena in fight over surgeon general

    NRA moves to new arena in fight over surgeon general
    WASHINGTON — In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory,...
  • Ukraine loans, unemployment aid top to-do list as Congress resumes

    Ukraine loans, unemployment aid top to-do list as Congress resumes
    WASHINGTON -- The crisis in Crimea tops the agenda when Congress resumes next week, with lawmakers expected to consider measures to sanction Russia and expedite up to $1 billion in loans to the new government in Ukraine. Senators are set to vote...
  • Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor

    Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor
    Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge and Wall Street lawyer who spent a frustrating seven years as the independent counsel investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Review: 'Anita' revisits the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas drama

     Review: 'Anita' revisits the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas drama
    If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...