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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.
  • Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress

    Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress
    Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...

    Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes

    Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes
    Congress recognized 40 years ago that it was counterproductive and just plain wrong to incarcerate juveniles for trivial misbehavior such as truancy, breaking curfew, smoking or drinking. These acts, known as status offenses, are illegal only because...

    Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year

    Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year
    Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise. Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...

    Lawmakers urge that Chinese poultry be blocked from school lunches

    Lawmakers urge that Chinese poultry be blocked from school lunches
    Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record. In a letter, the 12...