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  • U.S. congressman raps Boeing, trade group on Ex-Im bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican House committee chairman scolded Boeing Co and a large U.S. trade group on Monday for lobbying to keep the Export-Import Bank alive, saying their efforts amounted to petitioning for "special privilege."...
  • Connecticut NASCAR tracks at risk of losing tax break

    Washington – When you think of NASCAR, Connecticut does not immediately come to mind. But the state has three small NASCAR racetracks that benefit from a tax provision that disappeared – with about 50 others – because Congress did not...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Border security will probably suffer if Congress fails to act on President Barack Obama's request for extra money to cope with the explosion of child migrants into the U.S. Southwest, lawmakers and congressional aides warned on...
  • U.S. House passes $10.9 billion transportation funding extension

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and...
  • U.S. Senate Democrats hold rescue talks on Ex-Im Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats said they were working to rescue the U.S. Export-Import Bank on Tuesday, insisting it would save American jobs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, scheduled meetings with other lawmakers. The 80-...
  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill
    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress

    Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress
    The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached. A bipartisan proposal from two Texas lawmakers that would speed up judicial reviews for migrant...
  • Crisis shows overriding need for immigration reform now

    WASHINGTON — There's no objective need for President Obama to visit the Texas-Mexico border and see the immigration crisis first-hand, but he shouldn't have claimed that "I'm not interested in photo ops." The line about photo ops was so absurd...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama
    Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal confirmation hearing in which he'd been confronted with allegations...
  • Eschewing lobbyists, states advocate for themselves

    WASHINGTON The 15 major Florida commercial ports usually compete with each other for business. What drew them together was a shared mission to force a gridlocked and polarized Congress to shake loose about $2 billion in federal money. Florida...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     
    From Sunday's print column, an updated version of a Monday posting: Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal...
  • Dana Milbank: Could a GOP Congress be a big benefit for Obama?

    WASHINGTON — The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency. Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists. Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders. A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border, but...