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  • Attachment legislating: Corporate cash and the GOP

    Attachment legislating: Corporate cash and the GOP
    If money is the mother's milk of politics, then America's big corporations are Big Mama, and Big Baby is the Republican Party suckling at the enormous bosom of business. Democrats, meanwhile, are abandoned brats scrounging for nourishment wherever they...
  • Todd Akin, in new book, says he should not have apologized for rape comments

    WASHINGTON Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says in a new book that he should not have apologized for controversial comments about rape and pregnancy during his 2012 race for U.S. Senate. "By asking the public at large for forgiveness, I was validating the...
  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters." The...
  • U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says

    U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says
    U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The survey, which...
  • Lawmakers differ on how to stop abusive patent-demand letters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand...
  • Many colleges fall short in handling campus rape, study finds

    WASHINGTON Many colleges and universities are failing in how they handle sexual violence among students, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who Wednesday released a survey of colleges and universities. But the American Council on Education, which...
  • Delphi CEO to be on U.S. Senate panel hot seat in GM probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Delphi Automotive Plc, maker of ignition switches linked to at least 16 fatal car crashes, is expected to face intensive questioning next week from a U.S. Senate panel investigating General Motors Co' handling of the...
  • Democrats grapple with own divisions over renewing Ex-Im Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are struggling with their own differences over legislation to renew the Export-Import Bank's charter, an issue that has long been a source of tension between Tea Party and pro-business Republicans. Democrats, who...
  • Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON A major U.S.-funded power plant built in Afghanistan by Kansas-based contractor Black & Veatch is barely being used and is not properly maintained by poorly trained Afghan staff, according to a recent audit. The $300 million Tarakhil power...
  • Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON In a hearing Thursday about campus sexual assault, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX, laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • TV's Dr. Oz faces Capitol Hill critics over weight-loss claims

    WASHINGTON Dr. Mehmet Oz's enthusiasm for "miracle" weight-loss cures landed the celebrity surgeon in the hot seat Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers grilled him about dubious diet products popularized on his hit TV talk show. Oz was the star witness at...