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  • Congress: VA official should be sacked for wasteful Orlando conferences that featured ‘Patton’ video

     
    WASHINGTON — Two top Republicans in Congress want the Obama administration to fire a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not doing more to prevent wasteful spending at two training conferences in Orlando that...
  • Penn State scandal: Senators demand stronger child abuse laws

     
    As Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
  • Toomey: Most conservative

     
    If the Senate were high school (it is) and superlatives were awarded each spring, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey would not be vying for best eyes (John Thune) or biggest flirt (Richard Burr). He's more of the drum major with fingers crossed......
  • Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats

    Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats
    Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
  • The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs

    The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs
    It is one of the most passionate charity events on the Orange Coast. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual Gift of Hope Gala raised more than $430,000 at its 16th annual celebration earlier this summer. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was honored...
  • McCain challenges Obama on adviser

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain's supporters heard a frontal assault on the Republican candidate for president in Barack Obama's appearance in North Carolina today, and McCain is returning fire in an interview this afternoon with FOX News. McCain takes aim........
  • GOP releases full convention roster

     
    by Frank James The Democratic National Convention isn't even half over and already we're looking ahead to next week's Republican version which Republicans have dubbed the "Country First" convention to tie in with the overarching theme of Sen. John McCain'...
  • McCain, fueled by coffee, sees win

     
    by Jill Zuckman TAMPA - Standing outside the Raymond James Stadium where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play, Sen. John McCain stood under a giant pirate banner and fervently proclaimed his optimism. "With this kind of enthusiasm and this kind of......
  • Arne Duncan inspires Republican lovefest

     
    by Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
  • Love abounds at Interior hearing

     
    By Jim Tankersley For all the fire they can spit on C-SPAN, ranting about procedure or policy, the truth is that most United States senators are exceedingly polite to one another in public. Friendly, often. Every once in a while......
  • Obama's budget: 'Keeping promises'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama says the $3.55-trillion federal budget that he proposes is a matter of "keeping promises.'' Among the promises on which he campaigned: "A government that served not the interests of powerful lobbyists or the...
  • Tobacco regulation approved by House

     
    by Rebecca Cole The House today voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry, after years of crusading by anti-smoking groups for the government to exert more control. The measure would allow the.......