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  • Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried

    Export-Import Bank gets reprieve, but supporters remain worried
    The federal Export-Import Bank, which was in danger of shutting down at month's end because of strong conservative opposition, will live on after Congress approved a short-term extension of its charter. But on Friday businesses remained worried that the...
  • Margaret Carlson: Richard Clarke's formula on confronting ISIS

    Margaret Carlson: Richard Clarke's formula on confronting ISIS
    Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush?...
  • Due to retire, Guantanamo prosecutor gets 3 more years on job

    MIAMI The Pentagon has extended the career of the chief war crimes prosecutor into the first year of the next U.S. president's term, a move designed to instill stability and confidence in the on-again, off-again war crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • Sept. 20 Letters: Watermen, same-sex marriages, Virginia waters, President Obama, SOLs

    I realize that when the governor asks to see the crab numbers move up, that the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and the Natural Resource Department have to respond. After all, they serve at the pleasure of the governor — and they would all...
  • U.S. won't telegraph when Syria strikes will begin: Rice

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten days after President Barack Obama said he had authorized U.S. air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the White House gave no sign on Friday that attacks were imminent as he prepared to meet world leaders at the...
  • W&M students learn how to land a job on Capitol Hill | With Video

     W&amp;M students learn how to land a job on Capitol Hill | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    WILLIAMSBURG – Dan Cohen describes his career on Capitol Hill as one that started out as temporary – more than 30 years ago. Cohen, who held jobs with senators, congressmen and even a presidential candidate before becoming a lobbyist, laid...
  • Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels

    Four takeaways from the vote in Congress to arm Syrian rebels
    What was supposed to be a no-drama final session of Congress before the campaign season turned into anything but as President Obama's new strategy to combat the threat fromĀ Islamic State resulted in a wrenching vote that is likely to reverberate through...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension

    Export-Import Bank supporters relieved, worried by 9-month extension
    Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency. "Congress has left thousands of small, medium...
  • U.S. won't stand in way of Venezuela's U.N. Security Council bid

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not stand in the way of Venezuela securing a temporary seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2015-16 after Latin American and Caribbean states unanimously endorsed its bid, U.N. diplomats and U....
  • Being a wealthy Democrat seems to be OK

    It seems like a hundred times a day, every TV station broadcasts Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign ad disparaging Republican candidate Bruce Rauner because Rauner is rich — as if being rich is bad. My guess is 98 percent of Americans wish...
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Deerfield drugmaker defies Democrats' anti-inversion effort

    Deerfield drugmaker defies Democrats' anti-inversion effort
    Horizon Pharma Inc., a Deerfield-based specialty drugmaker, shifted its corporate address to Ireland Friday, defying a threat by Democratic lawmakers to unwind such maneuvers retroactively. Now known as Horizon Pharma, it's the first company to complete...