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  • Lawyers, labor, leaders rally for court funding

     
    A campaign by attorneys and labor and business leaders to restore funding to state courts is beginning to get some attention, and it's about time. As The Times notes in an editorial Tuesday, courts stand apart because of their essential......
  • Is there really 'something' about Gingrich?

     
    Nancy Pelosi's comments in an interview -- that Newt Gingrich will never be president -- were tantalizing. But Newtzilla has heard it all before....
  • Fire them? Federal employees, retirees owe $3.4 billion in taxes

     
    Unpaid taxes: A report showing that current and retired federal employees owed more than $3.4 billion in income taxes in 2010 is fueling a drive on Capitol Hill to pass legislation that would fire, and prohibit the hiring of, tax delinquents....
  • Oscar nominations for 'The Help' buoy housekeepers lobbying lawmakers

     
    The announcement that two actresses from the film "The Help" received Academy Awards nominations gave a timely boost to more than 300 domestic workers who traveled by buses to Sacramento to lobby for a new law to protect housekeepers and nannies....
  • Should consumers boycott Apple?

     
    Apple's profits may have soared last quarter, with revenue up 74% (to $46.3 billion), but I wonder how celebratory they feel in Cupertino as reports emerge about the company's business practices, specifically how it keeps production costs low so that........
  • State Senate hits stalemate on universal healthcare for California

     
    State lawmakers deadlocked Thursday over a controversial measure that would provide universal healthcare in California. In a vote in which some Democrats did not participate, the measure received only 19 of the 21 votes needed for passage in the Senate,...
  • Israeli prime minister's aide on leave amid harassment probe

     
    A top official in the Israeli prime minister's office has taken a 10-day leave of absence while officials investigate allegations he was involved in sexual harassment....
  • California Assembly votes to outlaw smoking on hospital campuses

     
    Californians may soon be adding hospital campuses to the list of smoke-free workplaces. The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would expand current limits on smoking at hospitals to entire campuses. Existing law makes it illegal to smoke in buildings........
  • 'Don't Say Gay' senator is asked to leave Tennessee restaurant

     
    Tennesse Sen. Stacey Campfield: A Tennessee restaurant owner asked state Sen. Stacey Campfield to leave her restaurant; Campfield had recently made some remarks about homosexuality that have sparked controversy on the Internet....
  • Tensions run high at Occupy D.C. site in anticipation of crackdown

     
    Tensions ran high at an Occupy DC site Monday as a protesters vowed to defy a federal crackdown on their camping in a small park near the White House....
  • Super Bowl mixes with labor politics in Indianapolis

     
    Two fierce battles will be playing out in Indianapolis this week -- football’s Super Bowl XLVI and the political fight over whether Indiana will become the 23rd state in the nation with a right-to-work law....