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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will lead a Senate Commerce Committee subpanel that promotes trade, investment, innovation and manufacturing to boost U.S. competitiveness. The Virginia Democrat announced his appointment as chairman of the Competitiveness,...
On this Memorial Day weekend, as we remember with deepest gratitude the sacrifice of America's military heroes, we also offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims of the Oklahoma tragedy. I've dedicated a half-dozen columns to the single most...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- The prospects seemed strong Thursday for Penny Pritzker becoming Commerce secretary after a two-hour confirmation hearing, as she drew praise from both Democrats and Republicans. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the top Republican on the Senate...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker on Thursday appeared on her way to becoming U.S. commerce secretary, after a top Republican lawmaker said she had answered most of his questions about her role in the failure of an Illinois bank...
With Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker set to be grilled by senators Thursday at her Commerce secretary confirmation hearing, Bill Daley feels her pain. Daley, a son and brother of Chicago mayors, faced his own confirmation hearing in 1997 before he...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary — Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx — received a friendly reception from senators of both parties Wednesday laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a...
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ReutersBy Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's choice to be transportation secretary promised on Wednesday to work with Congress to figure out how to fund U.S. transportation needs during a time of tight budgets and faced...
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller on Saturday presented 10 medals to Charles Town resident Frederick Mayer, a World War II veteran who served as a clandestine agent behind enemy lines. As an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operative, Mayer posed as a...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out that cutting was the easy part. Now Republicans who control a majority of the state capitols in the United States face a far greater philosophical dilemma — what to do with all the money when an improving...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, who has been nominated by the White House to lead the Commerce Department, will appear May 23 before the Senate Commerce Committee for a confirmation hearing. The hearing was announced Wednesday in a...
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is promoting a Department of Revenue lawyer to oversee West Virginia tax policy. The governor is appointing Mark Matkovich as acting state tax commissioner starting Wednesday. Matkovich will replace...
Silicon Valley has wielded its growing political clout at the state Capitol to kill a digital privacy bill that would have given consumers access to information about them being collected online. Had the Right to Know Act become law, California would...
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