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  • Federal Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke; DOT chief wants Congress' help

    Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:54 AM

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016

    Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:52 AM

    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year.

  • Monica Wehby airs first ads of Oregon GOP Senate primary

    Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:37 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Monica Wehby is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate. Wehby's campaign says the ads will begin airing statewide on Tuesday. They tout her opposition to President Obama's health care law, declaring "Obamacare is bad for...

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    04/16/14 07:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on...

  • Obama administration planning fixes to immigration law in coming weeks

    Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 05:11 AM

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told House Democrats he'll take action in the next few weeks on “fixes” to immigration law, most likely dealing with deportation.

  • Ed Markey to outline 'business plan' for state

    04/16/14 05:00 AM

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his "Massachusetts Business Plan" during a speech in Boston on Wednesday. The plan focuses on encouraging entrepreneurs who are educated in Massachusetts to stay and innovate here. Markey says that will require...

  • Mark Warner to headline Shad Planking

    04/16/14 05:00 AM

    WAKEFIELD, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen Mark Warner is set to be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Shad Planking, a political rite of spring in southeastern Virginia. Warner's potential Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, is also set to attend the annual beer-and-fish political picnic Wednesday....

  • Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery sign of deeper problem with campaign

    Byron York | 04/15/14 10:15 PM

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad — her first this season — depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana's oil and gas industries.

  • Changes to U.S. Census questions could cloud Obamacare impact

    Susan Crabtree | 04/15/14 06:49 PM

    The U.S. Census Bureau is altering the questions it asks about health insurance so fundamentally that it will be hard to weigh the impact of President Obama's health care law against previous year's findings. The changes, first reported by the New York Times, are taking place just as the...

  • Flush with cash, Lindsey Graham shifts focus away from raising money

    Rebecca Berg | 04/15/14 05:47 PM

    Two months ahead of the South Carolina primary, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is campaigning with gusto to ward off any potential political threats along his right flank, where he was thought to be vulnerable to a competitive Tea Party challenge. But, in fundraising, at least, Graham's...