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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday....
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states. Known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program is administered by the...
Having spent nine years in Oklahoma, I found much about that state’s people to respect and admire—particularly their faith and their resiliency, which are intertwined in ways not understood by those who have never lived in the Bible Belt. They...
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ReutersBy David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - Amid expressions of horror, grief and resolve over the devastating tornado that smashed into suburban Oklahoma City, many U.S. lawmakers expressed relief on Tuesday that they took action in January to bulk...
WASHINGTON -- When $50 billion in disaster aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy came before Congress this year, three of Oklahoma’s five representatives and both of its senators were among the "no" votes. At the time, some of the Oklahoma lawmakers...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. "As a nation, our full focus right now is on the...
There's nothing Washington likes better than a scandal. So official Washington was absolutely orgasmic this week while dealing with not one, but three scandals at the same time. Not one of which, sadly, was a sex scandal. First, there were accusations...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Friday began an investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly favored left-leaning environmentalists over conservative groups when granting fee waivers for requests to...
On Monday, President Obama called the ongoing controversy over the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi a "sideshow." The president accused critics of exploiting the tragedy for political reasons, and argued that his administration has...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein made headlines recently by demanding a forceful U.S. response to Syria's use of chemical weapons against its population. Less noticed was that the California Democrat wasn't urging deeper military involvement...
Orlando Sentinel Editorial BoardOn Monday President Obama called the ongoing controversy over the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya a “sideshow.” The president accused critics of exploiting the tragedy for political reasons, and argued that his...
Congress should provide relief to community banks from new regulations. Regulators are writing rules to implement Basel III, an international agreement to bolster bank capital requirements. The push to strengthen bank reserves came in the wake of the...
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