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  • Let's make a climate deal, California

     Let's make a climate deal, California
    It has been almost 25 years since the United States joined much of the world in Rio de Janeiro and tentatively agreed to do something to reduce the pollutants associated with global warming and other climate disruption. Since then, though, the U.S. has...
  • Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

    Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday....
  • Obama administration moves to discourage corporate 'inversions'

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration announced regulatory steps Monday to deter U.S. corporations from merging with foreign companies and shifting their headquarters to countries with lower tax rates. The new measures, which take effect immediately, would...
  • Blumenthal Calls For End Of NFL's, Other Sports Leagues 'Blank Check' Anti-Trust Exemption

    EAST HARTFORD - What's the best way to get the National Football League to take the issue of domestic violence more seriously? U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a proposal Monday that he said was designed to do just that, by putting an end to "blank...
  • Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP

    Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP
    So far one of the most maddening aspects of Obamacare is the law's stubborn refusal to irreparably destroy America. We were promised malevolent death panels, grandmothers expiring while waiting in blockslong lines outside hospitals and the complete...
  • Robert Poli dies at 78; air traffic controller led failed 1981 strike

    Robert E. Poli, an air traffic controller who rose to the top of his union and led a 1981 strike that turned into a momentous defeat for organized labor, died Sept. 15 at his home in Meridian, Idaho. He was 78. Poli's death from kidney and respiratory...
  • Cal State plan to aid sexual assault victims praised

    Cal State plan to aid sexual assault victims praised
    California State University will appoint advocates for victims of sexual assault on all 23 of its campuses -- a move that may spur other colleges around the nation to take similar action, lawmakers said Monday. Cal State's plan had not been widely...
  • Warner makes case to women in business

    Warner makes case to women in business
    NORFOLK — It felt more like a business seminar or a pep talk than a campaign event when Sen. Mark Warner came to town to meet with a round table of women business leaders. And he left the gathering of 18 business owners and executives with a...
  • Obama lauds Secret Service as probes reveal alleged intruder's focus on White House

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama expressed confidence Monday in the Secret Service, as authorities launched inquiries into how an armed man made it to the front door of the White House, a man with hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his nearby car and an...
  • Gun Groups Spend Over $130K Preparing For Battle In Connecticut

    Gun Groups Spend Over $130K Preparing For Battle In Connecticut
    National groups on both sides of the gun control issue have been pouring money into Connecticut this year, hoping to influence the outcome of the first statewide elections since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the firearms...
  • If Someone Bends Some Law And Gets Good Press

    If parents of a hostage try to raise money to pay a ransom for their child, the weight of U.S. government comes after them. If the president "pays" five terrorists for an AWOL soldier it is called properly following U.S. policy. If the government...