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  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • House sends Ukraine aid, sanctions bill to Obama for signature

    WASHINGTON -- A bill to provide assistance to Ukraine and impose sanctions in response to Russia's incursion into Crimea now heads to President Obama after an overwhelming House vote Tuesday ended weeks of congressional wrangling. The House voted 378...
  • White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million

    White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million
    WASHINGTON — A surge of interest on the last day of open enrollment pushed Obamacare well over the administration’s target of 7 million sign-ups, according to preliminary figures that put the White House into a celebratory mood¬† Tuesday. But...
  • Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?

    Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?
    Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat. You’d like to...
  • Kashkari unveils jobs plan he says would 'unleash' the private sector

    Kashkari unveils jobs plan he says would 'unleash' the private sector
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari unveiled a jobs plan Tuesday that calls for corporate tax breaks, hydraulic fracturing of some California oil deposits, reduced regulations on business and increased spending on water storage. The 10-...
  • Jeb, Hillary and the curse of tarnished political brands

     Jeb, Hillary and the curse of tarnished political brands
    Some Republican fat cats are trying to coax former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — brother and son to two former presidents — into making a bid for the White House. Democrats have been less subtle. They've created a "super PAC" called Ready for...
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • 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...
  • 2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors

    2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors
    LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
  • Pointing to bridge report, Christie vows to reform Port Authority

    Pointing to bridge report, Christie vows to reform Port Authority
    TRENTON, N.J. — Reasserting himself publicly a day after his handpicked lawyers cleared him of involvement in September's massive George Washington Bridge traffic jam, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vowed Friday to reform the agency that controls...
  • GOP candidates battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller

    GOP candidates battling to succeed Rep. Gary Miller
    Four Democrats have been battling for months over who was best suited to challenge Rep. Gary  Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) for his Inland Empire congressional seat. But when Miller announced in February that he wouldn't seek another term, he...