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  • Battle brewing over expanding wilderness protections in the West

     
    The Obama administration on Thursday recommended stronger protections for federal land in nine Western states, but many of the proposasl are likely to face resistance in the Republican-controlled House....
  • Penn State scandal prompts calls for child-abuse reporting laws

     
    Federal lawmakers are calling for laws to require the reporting of child sexual abuse in the wake of the sex scandal involving Penn State and former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky....
  • New drilling could bring highway money, GOP leaders say

     
    Congressional Republican leaders are drafting legislation that would steer money from new offshore energy production into highway construction....
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer seeks climate-change action from summit

     
    Senator Barbara Boxer stepped up today to deliver an appeal for action at the mostly lackluster UN Climate Change Conference, which wraps up this week in Durban, South Africa. Her speech was delivered to an almost-empty Senate TV/Radio gallery, which is...
  • VA: Combat injuries to urinary tract and genitals deserve payment

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs will now make payments to service members who have suffered injuries to the urinary tract or genitals. Foot patrols have put service members at higher risk of injuries to the urinary tract or genitals....
  • Advocacy group's extreme weather map brings climate change home

     
    A new map published today by the Natural Resources Defense Council makes it plain that extreme weather attributable to climate change isn’t something that only happens in other parts of the world. Chances are, you’ve had your own Hurricane...
  • Penn State scandal: Senators demand stronger child abuse laws

     
    As Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
  • Penn State scandal spurs California legislation

     
    As former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges begins this week, California lawmakers are rushing to introduce legislation aimed at preventing similar scandals here. Critics have said Penn State officials &#...
  • Pipeline safety bill clears Congress, headed to president

     
    A pipeline safety bill is headed to President Obama for his expected signature after Senate approval Tuesday night....
  • California's congressionally favorite word

     
    Blah blah blah deficit blah blah blah tax … Exactly how you expect members of Congress to sound, right? You would be surprised how wrong that can be. The Sunlight Foundation tracks word use on Capitol Hill, like how often......
  • Long-stalled downtown courthouse plan gets green light

     
    The General Services Administration is moving ahead with plans to build a long-stalled federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, even though the project has drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans eager to reduce the federal budget deficit. But...