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  • Specter gives up on Spygate

     
    Apparently, we can officially put Spygate behind us. U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter says that he is not seeking a Congressional inquiry into any further misdeeds by the New England Patriots. The Pennsylvania senator told the Philadelphia Daily News editorial...
  • Report: Clemens under more pressure

     
    Last night's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium was a meant to be a nostalgic juncture of baseball's past and present being played in one of the game's most storied arenas and attended by so many past stars. All of which makes......
  • Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine

    Russian lawmakers approve use of force in Ukraine
    MOSCOW — The international conflict over Russia's military moves in Crimea escalated precariously Saturday as lawmakers in Moscow authorized the use of armed forces to protect their nation's interests and ethnic Russians in Ukraine and President...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • Court ruling not expected to derail Egyptian parliament

    CAIRO — Egypt’s highest court ruled Sunday that both the country’s upper house of parliament and the committee that drafted the nation’s constitution had been elected illegally, but the impact of the decision appeared to be largely...
  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
  • Russia's parliament passes stiff penalties for protesters

     
    The Kremlin-controlled upper house of Russia's parliament approved a controversial measure that imposes stiff fines on protests that don't match the government's tight rules....
  • Schwarzenegger eager to sign budget, stump for measures

  • Norway passes law approving gay marriage

    Gay couples in Norway will be granted the same rights as heterosexuals to marry, adopt and undergo artificial insemination under a new equality law passed today. Norway's upper house of parliament voted 23-17 in favor of the gender-neutral marriage law...
  • Money, Attack Ads Talk; Good Candidates Walk

    It's all Sen. Dianne Feinstein's fault. That's what I figure. Well, maybe not all of it. But if Feinstein had run for governor three years ago in the Gray Davis recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have dared. That's my guess. We would have been...
  • Note to budget doctors: Don't spare the knife

    Note to budget doctors: Don't spare the knife
    Bill Lockyer has some simple, blunt advice for Democratic legislators struggling to make painful budget cuts: Just assume you're not going to get reelected. Then dig in and slash. Democrat Lockyer -- the state treasurer, former attorney general and...
  • Send the legislators home at night

    Send the legislators home at night
    Here's another Sacramento reform for the long "to do" list -- one that wouldn't require a vote of the people or even the governor's signature. Prohibit the Legislature from voting on any bill after sunset. No exceptions -- and especially not a budget...