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  • Durbin says US unprepared for lingering military mental health challenges

    WASHINGTON The Army's mental health caseload has doubled since 2007, and Sen. Dick Durbin says the United States is not "up to that challenge" that "may be with us for some time." "What we are learning," the Illinois Democrat said in an interview, "is...
  • Community colleges think big; too big, say some universities

    CLEARWATER, Fla. In a high-ceilinged classroom, bright sun poking through the blinds and reflecting off the whiteboard, eight students lug heavy textbooks to their desks and prepare for this afternoon's lesson: Proteins. It's an unusually small group...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • Michigan's Rep. Camp won't run for re-election

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who has in recent years chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election this year, adding to the growing number of Michigan members of Congress heading toward the exits....
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love

    Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love
    TALLAHASSEE -- Even with term-limits and greater budget constraints, the Florida Legislature is still clout street when it comes to doling out tax dollars. That reality was on display Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee took up its $74.9...
  • Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County

    Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County
    For years, residents across Los Angeles County have complained about noise from low-flying helicopters, some of them carrying sightseers, paparazzi and even real estate agents. But new legislation, tucked into the massive federal spending bill approved by...
  • L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise

    L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise
    WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • We still need to talk about race

    We still need to talk about race
    New polls tell us that the public's attitudes about race relations have taken a hit since President Barack Obama's historic election. Can we all get along? Obama's election to the White House was a marvelous measure of how far the nation has come in terms...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

    Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement. Earlier this year, Kirk had...