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  • 'Now what?' Obama asks fellow Democrats (Video)

     
    Five days after meeting with Republican House members, Democrat Obama has a long chat with his party's senators....
  • How U.S. Senate resembles Westminster Dog Show

     
    They all have professional handlers, experts hired to create buzz and show them off to advantage. No, not the animals at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Arguably, the pets have more dignity. We're talking about the U.S.......
  • Healthcare vote: 'What elections are for'

     
    Posted at 7 am EST, updated at 5:30 pm President Barack Obama closed a bipartisan summit on healthcare today the way he opened it, with a speech about how much the Democrats and Republicans actually agree upon -- or should......
  • Full texts of healthcare summit opening remarks: Obama, Alexander, Pelosi, Reid (Updated)

     
    Three Democrats and one Republican speak at the start of the healthcare summit....
  • Health-care reform bill to help you decide between Big Mac, salad at the drive-through

     
    A new law buried in the depths of the massive health-care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday is intended to help you think twice when ordering that $5 Starbucks latte, indulging on a Bloomin' Onion or supersizing that Big Mac value meal....
  • 'Repeal and replace' as a campaign ploy

     
    by Mark Silva A narrative quickly formed this week for an election campaign. It's called "repeal and replace.'' It involves repealing the healthcare legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law this week -- which won't be repealed anytime soon....
  • Deficit worries spook Democrats

     
    by Janet Hook With voter anger about the federal deficit intensifying in this election year, Democrats in Congress are edging away from one of their long-held articles of faith -- government spending on social programs such as education and relief......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Academia and the profit motive

     
    The rise of the publicly traded for-profit university has led quite properly to questions about where the student's welfare ranks among the priorities of these institutions. Spokespersons for companies such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan...
  • 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%...
  • Hillary: Peddling pop vote canards to the end

     
    A lot of the day was spent by reporters looking for signs that the end is near, but the end of the day looks murky: Obama, who has been trying to get enough superdelegate endorsements to declare victory tomorrow,......
  • Senators plot flood relief, seek aid

     
    by Jill Zuckman A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators from flood-ravaged states got together Tuesday evening to talk about what Congress can do to aid the natural catastrophe that has washed over the middle of the country. In a statement......
  • DOD lobby led to billions in research

     
    By Euna Lhee When Fran Visco welcomed 1,600 breast cancer researchers and their advocates to Baltimore this week, she was doing more than opening a symposium for scientists. She was celebrating one of the most successful medical lobbying efforts in......