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  • NSA spy operation is a Bush-era program

    WASHINGTON — A decade ago, a Pentagon research project called "Total Information Awareness" sparked a mass panic because of its seemingly Orwellian interest in categorizing and mining every aspect of our digital lives. It was "the supersnoop's...
  • News of the Weird: Stories of Out-of-Control Big Government

    News of the Weird: Stories of Out-of-Control Big Government
    For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world's largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch,...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Paul Ryan partners with leading Democrat on Medicare overhaul

    Paul Ryan partners with leading Democrat on Medicare overhaul
    With Medicare emerging as a potentially central issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, a senior Republican and Democrat on Capitol Hill are teaming up to revive the push to convert the 46-year-old federal health insurance program for the elderly into...
  • Sunday shows: Jindal, Durbin, Hatch, Kerry, Lugar

     
    Also, Jon Kyl, Mitch McConnell, Jeb Hensarling, Ron Wyden and Kent Conrad....
  • Sunday guest list: Erica Hill on ‘Reliable Sources’; Bill Maher on ‘Fareed Zakaria GPS’; don’t ask don’t tell debate on ‘This Week’

     
    If you're interested in media issues, the CNN shows should be of special interest this Sunday morning. Erica Hill, who has been named the new co-anchor of CBS' "Early Show," will talk to "Reliable Sources" at 11.m....
  • US senators tell LGBT kids ‘It Gets Better’

     
    A group of Democratic US Senators, including Illinois' own Dick Durbin, have joined the ranks of high profile people sending messages of hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth as part of the ‘It Gets Better‘...
  • Webliography: Budget cutting and tax reform proposals

     
    Source documents on competing proposals to get the federal budget back in shape: Choosing the Nation’s Fiscal Future-- (Jan, 2010) "This report represents the outcome of a joint and shared effort between our two organizations: the National Academy...
  • Technology: A bipartisan alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act

     
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) didn't make any friends in the entertainment industry when he put a hold on the PROTECT IP Act, a bill (S 968) that tries to make foreign websites disappear from the Internet if they are dedicated to piracy. But Wyden isn't just...
  • The Morning Fix: Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's 'This Week'?

     
    Bronco's Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's `This Week'?...
  • New anti-piracy bill gets a thumb down from Hollywood

     
    U.S. lawmakers introduced new anti-piracy legislation Thursday that would give the U.S. International Trade Commission authority to crack down on foreign websites offering bootleg movies and other counterfeit goods....
  • The bipartisan breakthrough on Medicare

     
    When House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan proposed replacing Medicare in the future with subsidies for seniors to buy private insurance, even some of his fellow Republicans got antsy. Newt Gingrich notoriously called the idea “right wing social...