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  • Highway Bill Dashes Hopes for Long-term Unemployed

    WASHINGTON--The overwhelming approval this week of a House bill that would temporarily replenish a federal road-building fund has faded hopes Congress will come to the aid of the long-term unemployed in Connecticut, and elsewhere across the nation. That'...
  • Obama to sign executive orders barring anti-gay discrimination

    Obama to sign executive orders barring anti-gay discrimination
      President Obama on Monday plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said Friday. The new order, which Obama said last month he...
  • Report shows the high stakes of latest legal battle over Obamacare

    Report shows the high stakes of latest legal battle over Obamacare
    While the House GOP positions itself to sue the Obama administration for not implementing a mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act quickly enough, a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel is mulling whether the administration implemented a second...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • Both sides in Iran nuclear talks make concessions to extend deadline

    Iran and six world powers agreed late Friday to extend their talks on Tehran’s nuclear program for four months, insisting that they have made progress toward a historic deal despite disagreements. Representatives of the seven countries have...
  • Gun lobbyists 'can't handle the truth'

    A recent Your View by gun-rights activists Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman accused Everytown for Gun Safety of cloaking its intentions "in a fabric of lies." Every year about 31,000 Americans are killed by gun violence. But look to the scientific...
  • Daughter spends summer days in park, mother gets busted for it

    Daughter spends summer days in park, mother gets busted for it
    Who’s keeping count out there? Because here’s another one for you — another black mom arrested for trying to work and do her best for her kids at the same time. Good job, America. This time it’s South Carolina’s Debra...
  • President Obama tells kids he 'loses his mind' over guacamole

    President Obama made a culinary confession Friday: He “loses his mind” over chips and guacamole. His daughters, Malia and Sasha, love indulging in ice cream, pie and sushi. And his wife, Michelle? She loves French fries, though the nation&...
  • Congress understands the motives of Hamas

    America stands strong in support of Israel's right to self-defense. Hamas' terrorist aggression against Israel wantonly targets civilian population centers. Israel's retaliation targets Hamas rocket launching sites, homes of known terrorist leadership,...
  • Kids relish the healthy 'state dinner' with first couple

    WASHINGTON The White House band played gentle cocktail music as the guests arrived. The East Room's crystal chandeliers glittered over the neat table settings surrounded by the room's signature gold curtains. The White House kitchen staff appeared poised...
  • Feds OK testing for oil and gas in the Atlantic

    WASHINGTON Just as expected, the Obama administration is opening the waters off the East Coast to oil and gas exploration, approving a plan on Friday to allow seismic tests from Delaware to Florida's Cape Canaveral. The decision is a first step to what...
  • Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers

    Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers
    President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday. The policy...