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  • What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?

    What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?
    The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story. Fortunately, the film now is set to be screened in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in a program hosted by Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa.), and later this month and next at spots around Southern California.
  • Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee

    Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...

    In rejecting Debo Adegbile, two Senate Democrats take the easy way out

    In rejecting Debo Adegbile, two Senate Democrats take the easy way out
    Last month, in endorsing President Obama’s nomination of veteran litigator Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, a Los Angeles Times editorial noted the possibility that Republicans would line up against the...

    More on the medical device tax: The lobbying bonanza

    More on the medical device tax: The lobbying bonanza
    As the medical device tax begins to look more and more like Obamacare's sacrificial lamb, the invaluable MapLight provides us with a rundown of the device industry's spending to kill the tax. The raw number -- and we do mean raw: Supporters of the...

    Syrian rebels allege new gas attack

    BEIRUT -- In what the opposition called the worst atrocity of Syria's civil war, antigovernment activists accused the government of killing hundreds of civilians, including many women and children, in a poison-gas attack targeting pro-rebel Damascus...