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- July 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.
But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Continue reading →
- July 16, 2014
In an election-year pitch to female voters, Democrats on Wednesday pressed for legislation that would restore free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies that object on religious grounds. Continue reading →
- July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican senators exasperated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday to act unilaterally on new sanctions. Continue reading →
- June 25, 2014
In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity. Continue reading →
- June 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves.
Lawmakers who eagerly voted to authorize military force 12 years ago to oust Saddam Hussein and destroy weapons of mass destruction that were never found now harbor doubts that air strikes will turn back insurgents threatening Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and Baghdad. Continue reading →