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  • Feds Issue Rules To Protect Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Advantage Plans

    UnitedHealthcare's decision last fall to drop thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage plans in Connecticut and across the country has spurred Medicare officials to improve protections for seniors who lose their doctors. The new measures were...
  • Obama praises LBJ for ex-president's courage in passing Civil Rights legislation

    AUSTIN, Texas President Barack Obama lauded Lyndon Johnson Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • John Kass: Researchers diagnose conservatism, but is there a cure?

    Thanks to learned scientists, I've discovered that I suffer from a mental problem afflicting millions of Americans. It's not really a disease. It's more like a peculiarity, one that irritates polite society yet may be corrected with surgery to the...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • Democrats hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

    WASHINGTON A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this fall among its most loyal voters a crucial strategy in a midterm election, when turnout tends to...
  • Feinstein asks White House to take lead in releasing CIA report

    WASHINGTON The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has called for the White House not the Central Intelligence Agency to lead the declassification process for the panel's summary of its massive, scathing report on the CIA's detention and...
  • SEC's Stein backs states' push to police smaller stock deals

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators should not be so quick to scale back the power of the states to police certain smaller public stock deals, a top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official warned on Tuesday. The remarks by SEC...
  • College athletes union places workplace issues in new light

    A National Labor Relations Board decision that classified Northwestern football players as university employees could have a lasting impact on the future of amateur sports. It also could complicate matters for athletes and universities alike. After all,...
  • Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy

    Holder squares off with GOP lawmaker over contempt controversy
    WASHINGTON -- For over two hours, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the House Judiciary Committee were getting along unusually well. Even Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), Holder’s arch-nemesis in Congress, pursued a relatively tame line of...
  • House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget

    House Democrats take California GOP candidates to task over budget
    Some of them won't even make it past the June 3 primary election, but leading Republican candidates in hot congressional races in California are getting hammered over their party's budget proposals. The House Democrats' campaign arm has launched a...
  • Women can't afford the drinks on Equal Pay Day

    Gentlemen, raise a glass to Equal Pay Day. You've won again. You are still making about 25 percent more than the woman next to you who is pushing the same pencil, tapping the same computer keys, devising the same software or screwing in the same widget....
  • Obama plans executive actions to boost equal pay for women

    Obama plans executive actions to boost equal pay for women
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans two new executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women — and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year. One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal...