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  • A rundown of LGBT workplace discrimination statistics

    A rundown of LGBT workplace discrimination statistics
    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate approved legislation, 64-32, that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA for short, was first introduced in 1994 and has...
  • Sacramento judge's ruling throws bullet train's future in doubt

    Sacramento judge's ruling throws bullet train's future in doubt
    In a major legal blow to the California bullet train, a Sacramento judge ruled that state officials cannot pursue their plan to tap billions of dollars in voter-approved bond funding for construction, a decision that could cause indefinite delays in the...
  • Retailers try to put positive spin on their creep into Thanksgiving

    Retailers try to put positive spin on their creep into Thanksgiving
    When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season. Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
  • Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today

     Why Woodrow Wilson hated the filibuster -- and why it still makes no sense today
    Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough. Now is the time to get rid...
  • GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election

    GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election
    WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
  • White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions

    White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program. A...
  • Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal

     Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal
    Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems. The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
  • House passes new bill aimed at undermining Obama healthcare package

    House passes new bill aimed at undermining Obama healthcare package
    WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House of Representatives passed another symbolic rebuke of President Obama’s healthcare law, ahead of a possible showdown over funding for the measure that threatens to shut down the government this fall....
  • PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding

    PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding
    Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
  • PASSINGS: Barbara Vucanovich, Joey Covington, Pierre Mauroy

    PASSINGS: Barbara Vucanovich, Joey Covington, Pierre Mauroy
    Barbara Vucanovich Nevada's first congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve a sprawling, rural congressional district for 14 years, died Monday at an assisted living complex in...
  • Led by Republicans, House passes measure to limit abortions

    Led by Republicans, House passes measure to limit abortions
    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact  stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...