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US Refuses Issa Request To Observe Asia Trade Talks

U.S. trade officials on Thursday told a Republican lawmaker at the center of a legal fight with the Obama administration he cannot sit in on trade talks next week in San Diego between the United States and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Holder Contempt Vote: What?s Next?

It now falls to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to send the contempt citation to a grand jury, an unlikely outcome. Here's what might happen instead.

What You Need To Know About The Paycheck Fairness Act

Democrats in the U.S. Senate will renew next week their push for equal-pay legislation with the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill with an embattled history that would help close the wage gap between men and women that experts say costs each woman about $434,000 over the course of her career.

John F. Kennedy?s 95th Birthday On May 29

John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President, would have been 95 on Tuesday. Born in Brookline, Mass., he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, after less than three years as president.

US Senate Passes Bipartisan FDA Funding Bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday showed near-unanimous support for a bill that helps fund the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a regulatory powerhouse with sweeping influence over the foods Americans eat and the medicines they take. The bill, which passed by a vote of 96 to 1, aims to speed approval of new drugs and devices and ensure food safety.

It's Not Our Debt, So Let's Not Pay It

During my many years of following American political thought, one overwhelming truth has emerged: There is nothing as powerful as an idea (be it intelligent or stupid) whose time has come.