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The Swampby The Swamp team With so much attention on whom Sen. Barack Obama is going to choose as his vice presidential running mate, we thought we'd try to monitor the rumors and speculation and try to separate the wheat......
Tags: Elections, Government, Politics, Virginia, David Brooks
The Swampby James Oliphant Move over James Bond. There's a new indestructible action hero: Joe Lieberman. The senator from Connecticut, who was vilified by Democratic activists for his support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, escaped serious...
The Swampby Mark Silva This, the White House makes clear, is not the goal line. With the Senate Finance Committee's passage of health-care legislation today, the fifth of five House and Senate committees with jurisdiction to adopt reforms having acted, the......
Tags: Max Baucus, Health, Government, Politics, Democratic Party
WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense ended as it began -- with a smear. "Senator Hagel has accused Israel of quote 'playing games' and committing, quote, 'sickening slaughter,'" Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said before...
Stephen King would have a hard time coming up with a more horrifying plot for the U.S. Postal Service. Established in the Constitution, the U.S. system of post offices was converted in 1971 into an independent, self-supporting agency that's supposed...
Tags: U.S. Congress, Politics, Mail Order Industry
The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.9 billion in its second quarter, as the agency cut employees' work hours but struggled with an ongoing drop in mail volumes, the cash-strapped agency announced on Friday. The loss for the quarter ended March 31 was an...
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Obama’s nominee for top White House budget expert, bringing a woman into a top post in an administration that critics say has been dominated by men. Sylvia Mathews...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Tuesday announced that he supports gay marriage, joining a growing list of U.S. senators who offer such support. "When I climbed the Capitol steps in January, I promised myself that I would return to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service backed down from its cost-saving plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery, acknowledging that Congress barred a move that supporters said was essential to addressing the agency's dire financial...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
Key senators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to save a mail processing center considered significant to the Eastern Shore economy but left the fate of more than a dozen post offices in the Baltimore region uncertain as they considered a sweeping...
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