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  • Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records

    Cummings bill strengthens murky law on presidential records
    Four years after White House documents revealed the extent of the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a law that requires the preservation of presidential records and sets the process for making the documents public. But the 1978 Presidential Records Act...
  • Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban

    Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Saturday implored the City Council to reconsider its proposal to ban most plastic bags at city stores, questioning not only the legislation but saying lawmakers moved it forward without public input. Last week...
  • Truth comes out about Obamacare strategy

    Sincere thanks to Sen. Casey for his work. His stupid politics clearly helped usher in Obamacare. Jonathan Gruber, one of the Obamacare architects, said, "You can't [implement the bill] politically, you just literally cannot do it. It's not only...
  • Blame game exists in the media, politics

    Blame game exists in the media, politics
    On Nov. 4 and 5, the nation learned of the defeat of Democrats at many levels of government. On Nov. 7, On the Left columnist Bill Press in Room for Debate accused Mitch McConnell of not being trustworthy, even before McConnell was named Senate majority...
  • School bill is labeled 'lunacy'

    A bill that prohibits school administrators from expelling students if they willfully defy educators, set to take effect next year, was panned by Burbank school officials last week. Introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), the bill...
  • Leader Editorial: Discipline rule makes little sense

    A member of the state Assembly, Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) successfully carried a bill through legislation this year that he hopes will put the brakes on school officials who excessively take advantage of a portion of state education code that...
  • Shedding more light on your FPL bill

    Shedding more light on your FPL bill
    On Election Day, the Sun-Sentinel ran an article by Florida Power & Light Co. President Eric Silagy. He wrote that "FPL customer bills are lower today than they were five years ago..." Until January, Silagy will be right. In less than two months,...
  • Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval

    Mikulski child care bill poised for final approval
    WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is...
  • Woman sues Chicago over right to bare breasts in public

    Woman sues Chicago over right to bare breasts in public
    A woman ticketed in August for going topless during an event at Chicago's lakefront to promote women's rights to bare their breasts in public filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming the city's ordinance against the practice is unconstitutional....
  • White House hints at veto as Congress moves on Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved a bill Friday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a potential showdown between President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill over the controversial project. Following the House's...
  • Spoiled by politics

    The atmosphere surrounding the Affordable Care Act is so noxious that even reasonable measures to improve it struggle to find oxygen. Consider the crisis that played out this week in Richmond, one that promises to echo across the commonwealth. On...