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  • Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal

    Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal
    A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...
  • Obama 'Willing to Compromise a Little' on Fiscal Cliff

    Obama 'Willing to Compromise a Little' on Fiscal Cliff
    Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American. Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate
    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform

    Senate rejects attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, health reform
    The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law. The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
  • Obama signs repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell;' 'This is a good day'

     
    Democrat signs legislation by Democratic congressional majorities to repeal Democratic legislation passed and signed by the last Democratic president....
  • EPA OKs E15 for More Cars

     
    It???s been more than 30 years since the Environmental Protection Agency allowed a fuel mixture of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline in America???s vehicle fleet. Today, the federal agency took steps to increase the ethanol mix even further. The EPA......
  • Toomey, GOP senators discuss gov't regulations

     
    A group of GOP senators, ranging from moderate Susan Collins to fiscal conservative Pat Toomey, held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss legislation each have independently introduced aimed at cutting government regulation in the name of job...
  • Weekly remarks: Susan Collins decries federal regs; Obama wants improved education

     
    Republican Susan Collins says government regulations suffocate new jobs; Democrat Obama says more education is necessary for the future....
  • Steve Daley, a memorial tribute in his own words

     
    If you haven't seen the obits (Tribune, Sun-Times) former Tribune columnist Steve Daley died Sunday at age 62. The news was unexpected and very sad. He was smart, funny, kind and generous, as much fun to back-fence with as he......
  • U.S. Senate cloture motion approved 62-37, clearing way to Aponte confirmation

     
    Updated 2:18 p.m. 06/14/12 with comments from Sen. Marco Rubio. Two years after Mari Carmen Aponte was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, the U.S. Senate is ready to confirm her to that post. Aponte's nomination has been on hold but a 62-37...
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 22 - 28 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good......