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What’s a filibuster look like? Not Jimmy Stewart

January 24, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This undated black-and-white file photo provided by Columbia shows James Stewart in a scene from the movie: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. The Senate has more filibusters than ever these days. But you’d hardly know it by watching the chamber on C-SPAN. Filibusters are procedural delays that outnumber lawmakers, used to try...

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Mississippi River shipping resumes at Ill. lock

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A towboat pushes a barge past Lock & Dam 27 early Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Granite City. Ill. A key stretch of the Mississippi River reopened to shipping Wednesday after hasty repairs were made to a lock damaged by a barge, marking the latest victory...

Sheriff: Second suspect possible in college attack

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Police collect evidence after a shooting happened on Lone Star College North Harris campus on Tuesday January 22, in Houston. The shooting at a community college wounded three people Tuesday and sent some students fleeing for safety while others with medical...

Debt crisis averted _ but spring fight still ahead

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 where he discussed the debt limit. The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to permit the government to borrow enough money to avoid a...

Netflix’s 4Q restores company’s investment luster

January 23, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey in a scene from the Netflix original series, “House of Cards,” an adaptation of a British classic. (AP Photo/Netflix, Melinda Sue Gordon) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has re-emerged as a...

IBM’s results lift Dow average to a 5-year high

January 23, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

A specialist checks a screen as his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. World stock markets fell Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013 ahead of a U.S. vote on raising the nation’s borrowing limit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NEW YORK...

Small business uneasy about tax collection bills

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, photo, CEO and President Mike Faith of Headsets.com checks his inventory in his offices in San Francisco. Headsets.com, might have to hire two staffers to handle the administrative work if what’s called remote tax...

AP sources: Pentagon opens combat roles to women

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaking during a news conference in London. Panetta has removed US military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)...

Sundance stars sound off on gun violence in film

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

From left, actresses Ellen Page, Brit Marling, director Zal Batmanglij and actor Alexander Skarsgard, from the film “The East” pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by...

Coast Guardsman in custody after disappearance

January 23, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This is an undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, of Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Matthews. Matthews, a Coast Guardsman who disappeared more than three months ago and showed up at his home over the weekend, is in military custody at Pearl Harbor...