| Mar 18, 2010
| 4:35 PM
House Majority Whip James Clyburn pronounced Democratic leaders "absolutely giddy." The Congressional Budget Office released its "score" of how much President Obama's healthcare bill would cost and the news contained several nuggets of promise for...
| Jul 4, 2010
William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?...
| Sep 5, 2010
The bombs erupted along Pier No. 1, thousands of them, about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. And 66 years later, you can still spot a few twisted hunks of metal near water's edge, an American flag snapping in the wind overhead.
This is Port...
| Mar 2, 2009
The conundrum of school reform is that you can't expect more accountability without funding, but you also can't add significant new funding without demanding accountability. As the Obama administration gears up to reveal its proposals for revamping the No...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Three Democrats and one Republican speak at the start of the healthcare summit....
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Influenza-like illnesses, assumed to be primarily pandemic H1N1 influenza, continued to increase on college campuses last week, although the rate has slowed. A total of 9,128 new cases were reported in the week ending Oct. 30 at the 274 colleges......
| Sep 25, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Ten Republican senators have written to National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman, expressing concern that the Obama administration may have violated federal law by trying to use the agency for political purposes -- something the White...
| Dec 23, 2008
Al Meyerhoff, a prominent environmental and labor lawyer whose landmark cases included the 2002 settlement of a class-action lawsuit against some of America's biggest clothing retailers that alleged sweatshop abuses on the island of Saipan, has died. He...
| Aug 29, 2008
A congressional committee has opened an inquiry into a financial scandal enveloping the Service Employees International Union's biggest California local because of six-figure payments made to firms owned by relatives of its president.
| Sep 12, 2008
| 10:25 PM
The top-ranking Republican on the House labor committee called Friday for immediate hearings on a spending scandal at California's largest union local.
In a statement, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) suggested that the committee's...
| Sep 17, 2008
Responding to Republican charges of foot-dragging, the Democratic chairman of the House labor panel said Tuesday that it is pursuing its inquiry into a spending scandal at the Service Employees International Union but taking care not to interfere with a...