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  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
  • FCC to Abandon Study That Triggered GOP Ire

    The FCC will not proceed with an overall study of the information needs of communities, after Republicans urged the commission to abandon it and not merely a portion that included questions for media owners, news directors and journalists on how they...
  • House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes

    House panel to investigate GM recall of part linked to fatal crashes
    WASHINGTON -- A House committee has launched an investigation into how General Motors Corp. and federal regulators handled the recall of vehicles with a malfunctioning ignition switch that led to at least 13 traffic deaths. As part of the probe, the...
  • U.S. is said to probe GM recall

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • West Virginia spill spurs congressional call for a regulatory hearing

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday called for a hearing into "regulatory gaps" highlighted by a chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply to 300,000 West Virginia residents. "As we begin to consider ideas to reform the Toxic...
  • FCC's Options Narrow After Court Blocks Net Neutrality Rules

    Yet again, the long-time effort to establish rules of the road for the Internet has hit a big pothole. The D.C. Circuit, in striking down many of the FCC's existing net neutrality rules on Tuesday, once again casts doubt on whether regulators can...
  • Henry Waxman to Retire from Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is retiring from Congress after 40 years, a departure that means the loss of a liberal voice from a Los Angeles district heavy in entertainment industry progressives and setting up what could be a very competitive battle to...
  • 'End of an era': Washington reacts to Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement

    WASHINGTON – "One of the giants of Congress." "A tough partisan, but above all, an institutionalist." "End of an era." Those were among the reactions Thursday to the announcement by Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) that he would be...
  • The food stamp bomb falls as Congress plays games

    The food stamp bomb falls as Congress plays games
    No one expected Congress to step in and avert the sharp cuts in food stamp benefits that kicked in  Friday. We're beyond expecting anything from this Congress on short notice except for grandstanding and spurts of inaction. But it's proper to remind...
  • Reps. Walden and Upton pushing for new Communications Act

    Reps. Walden and Upton pushing for new Communications Act
    Two prominent lawmakers want to create a new playbook for the media and telecommunications industries. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the Communications...
  • Emails show officials alarmed by healthcare.gov months before debut

    Emails show officials alarmed by healthcare.gov months before debut
    WASHINGTON — As work on healthcare.gov — the federal online portal to sign up for new health insurance plans — backed up during the summer, employees of the agency responsible for it started to raise alarms. In emails, they listed...