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  • 'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told

    'Grandparent scams' gain traction, lawmakers told
    When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn't think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him. Michael told the Spences he'd been gambling online. He owed...
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  • Details of release conditions for five traded Taliban emerge

    Details of release conditions for five traded Taliban emerge
    WASHINGTON — The five senior Taliban leaders released to Qatar after years of detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are subject to strict bans on militant incitement or fundraising that might pose a danger to the United States, according to people...
  • The GOP does the climate change dance

     The GOP does the climate change dance
    Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • The minimum wage as a political football

    This week the Senate is expected to take up President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage, and it has precisely zero chance of becoming law. That's unfortunate, not only because raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do but because there is...
  • Obama, lampooning GOP, calls for hike in minimum wage

    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were "not necessarily coldhearted" in their policies but then devoted much of his speech at the University of Michigan to lampooning GOP opposition to his views on economic issues,...
  • Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations

    Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
  • Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias

    Kirk gives 1st Senate speech after stroke, backs bill against anti-gay bias
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, in his first speech from the Senate floor since suffering a major stroke in January 2012, urged his colleagues Monday to support a measure to ban workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • Senate Democrats clash with CIA director over interrogations report

    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee clashed Wednesday with CIA Director John Brennan over his response to a classified committee report on CIA interrogations a decade ago that included water-boarding. At a hearing to...
  • Another attempt at Obamacare 'reform' blows up

    It's encouraging to see critics actually trying to fix what they see as flaws in the Affordable Care Act-- and disappointing when they do it so ineptly that they make the problem they're addressing much worse. That's what's happened with the proposed...