Obama lands in Hawaii for winter vacation
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama has arrived in Hawaii to kick off his annual winter vacation....
Obama focuses on a tough year's ups, not its downs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of frustrating ups and down....
Obama names China envoy, economic ties in mind
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nomination of veteran Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China reflects the importance to Washington of advancing the economic relationship with the Asian power despite recent strains on security issues....
Govt drops objection to publishing secret opinion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has dropped its objection to the publication of a secret court opinion on the law that authorizes the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records....
Obama says 1 million signed up for health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government's website is working better for consumers. But it was too soon to say the rollout has turned the corner....
Senate confirms turnaround specialist to head IRS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted Friday to confirm a retired corporate and government turnaround specialist to head the Internal Revenue Service, an agency recovering from scandal as it gears up to play a big role in implementing the president's health care law....
Obama will nominate Baucus as ambassador to China
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will nominate retiring Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to serve as ambassador to China....
Do you support Pennsylvania outlawing discrimination in all forms, including sexual orientation? <More Info>
Governor Tom Corbett supports legislation outlawing discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation. Currently Pennsylvania law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, education status, and handicap or disability but not sexual orientation. Bills currently before the Republican-controlled State House and Senate would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation for employment, housing, and public accommodation.
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