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Vaccine foes find support from GOP’s right-wing

Vaccine foes find support from GOP’s right-wing

As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Though the stereotype of a vaccine skeptic is…

More GOP stunts against Obamacare

More GOP stunts against Obamacare

Three Republican lawmakers eager to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are touting tax credits and greater leeway for states and health insurers as the GOP unveiled its first…

Legislative lobbying on No Child Left Behind law

Legislative lobbying on No Child Left Behind law

Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law. With votes anticipated in…

New Pentagon chief pick urges accountability

New Pentagon chief pick urges accountability

President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military’s budget. Ashton Carter,…

Spending delays, endangered butterflies in Obama budget

Spending delays, endangered butterflies in Obama budget

When you have a quarter of the nation’s $17 trillion economy to play with, it’s inevitable that you and your political opponents will clash over what to do with the…

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama’s budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also…

Things to remember on Budget Day

Things to remember on Budget Day

A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of…

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

More consternation for Loretta Lynch’s confirmation?

Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of…

Bill to grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants

The top Democrat on the House intelligence panel is introducing a bill Wednesday to authorize President Barack Obama’s war against Islamic State militants, saying Congress should not wait to see…

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

AG nominee Loretta Lynch faces Senate hearings

President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation’s top law enforcement job. In…