Politics

NJ Gov. Christie blasts Boehner, Republicans

NJ Gov. Christie blasts Boehner, Republicans

Published 03/01/2013

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie's blunt talk has long been one of his hallmarks.

But Christie, who has verbally tangled with many, showed Wednesday [more…]

Lugar casts final vote, helps avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

Lugar casts final vote, helps avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

Published 03/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's departing U.S. Sen. Richard is leaving the Senate with one last act of compromise in support of Congress' "fiscal cliff" deal.

The [more…]

Pennsylvania governor defends reversal on NCAA sanctions

Pennsylvania governor defends reversal on NCAA sanctions

Published 03/01/2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Pennsylvania's governor is defending his change of heart on the NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky sex [more…]

Donnelly steps into Congress as Lugar steps out

Donnelly steps into Congress as Lugar steps out

Published 03/01/2013

INDIANAPOLIS — As he prepared to enter the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Joe Donnelly said he plans to join a “very significant” group of moderates [more…]

Boehner re-elected Speaker of the House

Boehner re-elected Speaker of the House

Published 03/01/2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators [more…]

Syria to experience ‘hell’ before transition

Syria to experience ‘hell’ before transition

Published 03/01/2013

Whether Assad chooses "hell" or a democratic transition for his country, Syria's fate will likely be decided in 2013. Rebels smell victory. Yet opposition forces [more…]

Illinois Senate delays gay marriage floor vote

Illinois Senate delays gay marriage floor vote

Published 03/01/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a plan that would make the state the 10th in the nation to legalize [more…]

New U.S. Sen. Donnelly hopes moderate caucus will become legislative center

New U.S. Sen. Donnelly hopes moderate caucus will become legislative center

Published 03/01/2013

As he entered the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Joe Donnelly said he plans to join a "very significant" group of moderates in what he hopes [more…]

Israel orders Bedouins to leave West Bank area

Israel orders Bedouins to leave West Bank area

Published 02/01/2013

KHIRBET AL-MEITEH, West Bank — The Israeli military on Wednesday ordered dozens of Palestinian Bedouins to leave their communities so it could conduct military exercises [more…]

Boehner promises vote on storm aid by Jan. 15

Boehner promises vote on storm aid by Jan. 15

Published 02/01/2013

WASHINGTON — A New York lawmaker says House Speaker John Boehner has promised votes to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy by Jan. 15.

Republican Rep. [more…]