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Senate Republicans Seek Truce With Tea Party

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:51pm
As part of their goal to recapture control of the Senate, Republican leaders have been using quiet diplomacy to reduce the chances the party's tea-party wing will crown primary candidates who can be easily portrayed as odd or extremist, writes Gerald F. Seib.

Iran Fights U.S. on U.N. Envoy

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:59pm
Iran is fighting back against Washington's denial of a visa to its new United Nations ambassador, demanding that the U.N. reverse the U.S. decision.

Obama Commutes Mistaken Sentence

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:43pm
President Obama commuted part of the sentence of a man convicted on drug-related charges, trimming 3½ years attributed to a typographical error in a sentencing document.

EPA Power-Plant Emissions Rule Upheld

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:35pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld EPA regulations requiring power plants to limit emissions of mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants.

Obama Administration Won't Extend Insurance Enrollment

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:07pm
The Obama administration said that a midnight deadline for most people to finish health-insurance applications for private coverage this year wouldn't be extended amid signs that enrollment waits had dissipated.

Port Authority Commissioner Resigns Amid Investigations

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:56pm
Anthony Sartor stepped down just days after the emergence of a new investigation into Port activity by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., including the agency's work rebuilding the World Trade Center.

Broadcasters Seek an Aereo 'Plan B'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:45am
The nation's largest TV broadcasters are considering contingency plans in case they lose a high-stakes Supreme Court battle against online video startup Aereo Inc.

Obama, Putin Talk as Unrest Roils Ukraine

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:09am
The U.S. stepped up efforts to dissuade Russia from intervening in Ukraine's increasingly unstable east.

Nonprofits Caught in Pension Crossfire

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:40am
Several well-known nonprofits are caught in a tussle between billionaire donor John Arnold, who advocates overhauling public pensions, and multimillion-member unions.

Health Premiums: Slower Rise Seen

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:03am
Health-insurance premiums for plans sold in the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will be lower than previously expected for the next few years, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office.

GM CEO Shakes Up Staff Amid Recall

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:01pm
General Motors disclosed the departure of two senior executives as Chief Executive Mary Barra posted another blog saying she intends to hold managers accountable in the company's ignition-switch recall.

IMF Members Weigh Options to Sidestep U.S. Congress on Overhaul

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:01pm
The U.S. would lose its veto power on the International Monetary Fund's executive board under a plan being considered by some emerging economies. The countries are fed up with the United States' failure to ratify a four-year-old deal.

Arizona Will Likely Keep Ban on Tesla Stores for Now

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:09pm
Tesla Motors will remain blocked from selling cars at company-owned dealerships in Arizona for at least another year because a bill that would have made it possible died in the state senate.

Discord Over What to Pay the Doctor

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:48pm
Access to preventive care at no charge to the patient is a key tenet of the federal health law. But questions over what qualifies as "preventive" are causing discord between doctors and patients.

U.S. Ups Pressure on Russia Over Ukraine

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:30pm
The U.S. is trying to unilaterally ratchet up pressure on Russia as it leans on global powers to back harsher sanctions should Moscow continue to stir trouble in Ukraine.

Sebelius Exits Without Regret

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:25am
Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius describes the period last fall when HealthCare.gov was crippled by technical problems as "awful," but says she had no regrets about the health law's rollout.

Florida's Scott, Facing Fight, Touts Economy

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:40am
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott seeks re-election, his pitch boils down to numbers: the jobless rate has fallen to 6.2% from 10.9% when he took office, and the state has a $1.2 billion surplus.

Top Earners Feel the Bite of Tax Increases

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:17am
The Outlook: The jump in federal tax rates that kicked in last year is causing sticker shock for many higher earners this tax season.

A Clarion Call to Save New Jersey's Judges

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:33pm
Leading members of New Jersey's legal community are moving to limit the governor's power to remove a Supreme Court justice, a restriction they say is needed to help preserve judicial independence.

Student Maps Voting-Rights Approach

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:41pm
The Obama administration's new legal strategy to preserve decades of minority-voting rights will follow a blueprint first sketched out by a Yale University law student four years ago.