A group of Republican lawmakers has renewed an effort to undo pension cuts to military retirees included in the recently passed budget agreement and offset the costs by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
Freezing rain. Snow. Thunderstorms. Even tornadoes. Much of the nation braced for foul weather on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, as a wet winter storm created travel worries from Chicago and Detroit to Boston and New York.
Ranchers, miners, energy developers and public officials are voicing concerns over the federal government's push to protect a bird roughly the size of a chicken, fearing possible restrictions on public lands that could have deep economic consequences in the rural West.