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  • Gift ban proposed by state Senators Petersen and Stuart

    State Senators Chap Petersen and Richard Stuart have written what they say should be the first  gift-ban ethics reform bill for the 2015 General Assembly session. Stuart and Petersen's legislation would: *Ban all tangible gifts of more than $100 in...
  • United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

    By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year. The committee of the 193-...
  • Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

    Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations. They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry and...
  • GOP could move to replace Obama's immigration actions: White House

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives hold the "trump card" on immigration if they choose to use it, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. Earnest reiterated President Barack Obama's call for Congress to pass legislation that...
  • South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies

    By Ritsuko Ando and Joyce Lee TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in...
  • Obamacare is a 'varsity stinker'

    Obamacare is a 'varsity stinker'
    OK, I can't help myself. Over the past three years, I have written at least a dozen columns critical of Obamacare (a.k.a. The "Affordable Care Act") in this space and devoted an entire chapter to the topic in my book "America: Hope for Change." Yet,...
  • Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing

    Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing
    With the next General Assembly starting in January, more than 100 community members demanded Saturday that state lawmakers toughen laws holding police officers more accountable for misconduct. During a public hearing on Saturday at the University of...
  • U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

    A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events at some places in the state. New Jersey officials have hoped that legalized sports wagering would generate more revenue for Atlantic City'...
  • Lawsuits accuse Costa Mesa of discrimination with sober-living rules

    Two lawsuits filed in federal court this week allege that the city of Costa Mesa discriminated against recovering drug and alcohol addicts by crafting regulations meant to drive them out of town. The plaintiffs say Costa Mesa ordinances unfairly...
  • Illinois is one day closer to a pension fix. Look out.

    Illinois is one day closer to a pension fix. Look out.
    Strikeout: Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz has ruled Illinois' pension reform law unconstitutional. "The Act without question diminishes and impairs the benefits of membership in State retirement systems," he wrote in a firm, six-page ruling...
  • Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

    By Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not...