- GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks Updated: May-21-15 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
- Clinton defends financial regs for big banks, dodges trade Updated: May-19-15 1:35 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton sharply criticized Republican efforts to revamp a 2010 financial regulation law as "cynical attempt to game the system for those at the top." But she continued to avoid taking a position on an Asia-Pacific trade pact that has divided fellow Democrats.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- Warren lashes GOP 2016 field, warns of 'American nightmare' Updated: May-16-15 6:03 pm
ANAHEIM, California - Democrat Elizabeth Warren warned Saturday that Republican policies being promoted by its emerging presidential field would create an "American nightmare" that would crush opportunities for students and workers, deepen wage inequality and favor Wall Street banks and huge corporations.
- Warren has irked Obama before, but trade deepens their rift Updated: May-14-15 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade.
- Ed Fouhy, network news executive, dead at age 80 Updated: May-13-15 3:23 pm
NEW YORK - Ed Fouhy, a longtime television news executive whose Emmy Award-winning career ranged from producing Walter Cronkite's evening broadcasts to twice overseeing presidential debates, has died.
- In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision Updated: May-12-15 10:45 pm
WASHINGTON - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality - one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform - before meeting with President Barack Obama.
- Obama hits Elizabeth Warren on trade as Senate debate opens Updated: May-10-15 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON - As the Senate prepares to debate his trade agenda, President Barack Obama is sharpening his criticisms of a vocal opponent on the left.
- US Sens. Warren, Markey vote against GOP budget proposal Updated: May-05-15 7:50 pm
BOSTON - The state's two Democratic U.S. senators have both voted against a Republican-led budget proposal that they say will harm families and businesses in Massachusetts.