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  • Behavior in Oklahoma not OK lately

    Behavior in Oklahoma not OK lately
    In light of the controversy regarding the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity racist frat video, it's apparent that Oklahoma legislators are glad that controversial bill banning hoodies has died. For those of you that didn't hear...
  • 'Star Trek' star George Takei calls for Indiana boycott

    Actor George Takei (tuh-KAY') is among those condemning Indiana's religious objections law. The "Star Trek" actor also known for his gay and civil rights activism said Thursday on his popular Facebook page he wants "socially responsible companies (to)...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure onto...
  • GOP-controlled Senate ok's budget plan

    The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the end of the coming decade. The vote was 52-46 after a marathon session...
  • Senate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc fees

    The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month. The GOP-led House approved the $214 billion bill Thursday, moving Congress close to...
  • Bill allowing Belleville township to dissolve advances

    Belleville elected leaders are one step closer to a township dissolution that would only require their approval. The Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1E57EPL ) reports that legislation sponsored by Democratic state Representative Jay Hoffman has won...
  • Bill to allow Bayonne mayor to collect police pension stalls

    Fear of public perception has stalled a bill that would have allowed Bayonne's mayor to collect a $120,000 pension along with his salary. The measure sailed through the New Jersey Senate and an Assembly committee. The bill would allow newly-retired...
  • ACLU Virginia "denounces" McAuliffe's signing of sex registry bill

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation to create a new addendum to the state's sex offender registry that would capture the names of people convicted of crimes against minors before the current registry was created in the mid-1990s. The American...
  • Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment

    Toomey among GOP senators supporting paid leave amendment
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey was among a handful of Republicans who helped give a surprisingly strong show of support Thursday to a proposal allowing workers to earn up to seven days of paid leave. Toomey was initially a “no” vote on the...
  • NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

    With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people....