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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service

    Stop helicopter-parenting the Postal Service
    Congress is like a helicopter parent when it comes to the U.S. mail. It wants the Postal Service to operate independently, without federal funding, and yet it hovers overhead, dictating every move of the organization — rate increases, days of...
  • New Jersey Assembly passes assisted suicide bill

    TRENTON, N.J. The New Jersey Assembly narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives by obtaining and self-administering lethal doses of medication prescribed by a doctor. The 41-31 vote the minimum required...
  • 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....
  • Cynthia M. Allen: How to tackle healthcare in the new Congress

    File this one under reasons to remain skeptical of Obamacare. This week, video surfaced showing professor, economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber describe before an audience at the University of Pennsylvania how deception, "a lack of...
  • 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...
  • 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...