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  • Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks

    Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks
    WASHINGTON -- California’s egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring...
  • Senate committee passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, just two weeks after the Supreme Court handed down rulings expanding protections for married same-sex couples....
  • Sens. Warren, McCain propose new Glass-Steagall bank restrictions bill

    Sens. Warren, McCain propose new Glass-Steagall bank restrictions bill
    WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and John McCain, along with two other colleagues, introduced legislation Thursday to reinstate the Glass-Steagall prohibition on federally insured banks from also operating as investment banks. The legislation...
  • Dems go weak at the end of great week

     
    Sunday's print column What a great week it had been for Democrats. President Barack Obama delivered a bold, confrontational second inaugural address Monday that underscored numerous popular liberal initiatives. New polling data showed very strong public...
  • Report: U.S. Senate committee releases report critical of for-profit colleges

     
    A U.S. Senate committee released an investigative report this weekend that's highly critical of for-profit colleges — citing  a 64 percent dropout rate for associate degree programs and pointing out that more money goes into marketing than...
  • Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments

    Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today. The example at hand is the minimum wage law. The federal...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • Government to food industry: More nutrients and less junk in kids' food and advertising for kids' food (please)

    Government to food industry: More nutrients and less junk in kids' food and advertising for kids' food (please)
    Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...
  • Tom Harkin: Investigate S.C. Gov. Haley about healthcare panel

     
    Harkin blasts Haley: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is asking for a federal investigation of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, over allegations that she wasted federal dollars by convening a healthcare reform study panel while dictating a...
  • Nostalgic look at 1992 to cheer Republicans

     
    Updated and expanded In March 1992, George H.W. Bush was leading Clinton in head to head polls as Obama now leads Romney. The problem with finding too much hope in such a number is that GHWB's overall approval number was......
  • On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming elections

    For, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
  • For-profit college stocks slammed on student loan repayment data

     
    Shares of for-profit colleges plummeted Monday, continuing a summer-long plunge on deepening fears over a potential federal crackdown on the industry. Heavy selling hit stocks including Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which tumbled $1.44, or 22%...