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Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The government is moving toward easing restrictions on airline passengers using electronic devices to listen to music, play games, read books, watch movies and work during takeoffs and landings, but it could take a few months.
WASHINGTON — The close race for majority control of the Senate comes down to whether Republican candidates in Massachusetts and Connecticut can win over President Barack Obama's voters and Democrats from Indiana to Arizona can impress Mitt Romney's GOP backers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, the conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, quickly backed off comments that aired earlier Sunday, in which he told an interviewer that a woman's body "has ways" to prevent pregnancy during rape and that such pregnancies are "really rare."
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won't be in Tampa, Fla. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore won't make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. And scores of other Republican and Democratic stars are taking a pass as their parties gather for this year's national conventions.
Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security promised a Senate panel Thursday to do more to deal with employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
WASHINGTON - A $14 billion auto industry bailout bill stalled in the Senate on Thursday, and Republicans demanded upfront concessions from the United Auto Workers as the price for support needed for passage.
ST. LOUIS - More than any other beer, Budweiser is an American icon: Its Clydesdale horses are fixtures of Super Bowl ads, and even the label is red, white and blue, with an eagle swooping through the “A” for Anheuser-Busch.
The outcome of the vote was hardly a surprise. Democrats knew they probably couldn’t overcome a Republican filibuster on a plan to tax billions of dollars in “windfall” profits by the country’s biggest oil companies.
TOPEKA, Kan. - The vice presidential sweeps are in full buzz, and there’s increasing chatter surrounding two rising Democratic stars — Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, two potential running mates who could help expected Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama woo women voters.
WASHINGTON - Likely Democratic nominee Barack Obama has begun a top-secret search for a running mate, fresh signs that the general election campaign is well under way and the primary race against Hillary Rodham Clinton is basically over.
WASHINGTON - A stubborn Senate voted Wednesday to ease restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second veto on legislation designed to lead to new medical treatments.
Talk about hostile. In a U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee session Wednesday, purported to be about the state of the airline industry and the potential impact of mergers and consolidation, it was all about one topic — the proposed US Airways hostile takeover of Delta Air Lines.