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  • Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Key senators agree on plan to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system. The proposal released Tuesday would...
  • Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast

    Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument. It is the first onshore addition to the...
  • Rand Paul can be nutty, but he's right about Obama's power grab

    Rand Paul can be nutty, but he's right about Obama's power grab
    It came as no surprise to anyone who had been paying attention that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won the presidential straw poll at last weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C. The CPAC crowd is dominated by...
  • NRA opposition may sink Obama's surgeon general nominee

    NRA opposition may sink Obama's surgeon general nominee
    WASHINGTON — Intense opposition from the National Rifle Assn. has all but doomed prospects for President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, officials said Saturday as pro-gun Senate Democrats peeled away from the White House on a volatile issue in...
  • Are the Democrats doomed?

    Are the Democrats doomed?
    This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker. Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at...
  • A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?
    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...
  • American senators meet with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev to discuss aid

    American senators meet with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev to discuss aid
    WASHINGTON —   A delegation of eight U.S. senators met in Kiev, Ukraine,  with recently installed interim Ukrainian government leaders on the eve of a controversial Russian-supported secession vote in the Crimea region and discussed providing...
  • Much depends on Ginsburg

    Much depends on Ginsburg
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza
    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate run

    Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate run
    WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on. The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday...