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  • Paul Sassone: Politicians should follow doctor's advice

    First, do no harm. That ethical principle, taught to all health care students, ought to be demanded of all political candidates. They can do great harm, too. Take, for instance, the recent statements by two presidential candidates, Chris Christie...
  • State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly

    State Farmers Say New Food Safety Rules Will Be Costly
    New federal food safety rules designed to protect consumers from vomit-inducing illnesses could have the unintended consequence of driving some Connecticut farmers out of business, agricultural experts say. Connecticut's dwindling number of commercial...
  • States shoulder road-building burden as US government stalls

    COLUMBUS, Ohio U.S. states are taking more financial responsibility for roads and bridges as the expiration of federal transportation funding approaches, straining a partnership that dates to the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the...
  • Highway Trust Fund running out of gas

    WASHINGTON The roots of today's transportation funding dilemma date to the 1990s, when the economy was roaring, deficits were shrinking and gas tax revenue was reliably increasing every year, thanks in part to two gas tax increases during that decade....
  • Higher minimum wage to have ripple effect

    A 2014 Congressional Budget Office report shows the conflict between the two sides of the minimum wage issue. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour is projected to lift 900,000 workers out of poverty, but it would also mean the loss of 500,000 jobs....
  • Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal

     Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal
    As lawmakers gear up for a rancorous debate on a bill that would help President Obama secure a massive Pacific Rim trade deal, congressional Democrats and their allies are making the case that such an agreement would be disastrous for American jobs and...
  • Immigration reform could boost tax revenue, study concludes

    Immigration reform could boost tax revenue, study concludes
    Undocumented workers in Florida pay nearly $605 million a year in state and local taxes — but they could pay more if they became legal, according to a new study backing immigration reform. Undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State paid...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Taxes won't fix Social Security

    Social Security Works, a left-wing group, was quick on the draw. Within an hour of Sen. Marco Rubio's announcement that he was running for president, it issued a news release attacking him: "If Senator Marco Rubio had his way, Social Security's very...
  • Long-term care issue hits close to home for Sen. Warner

    Five years after U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's mother died of Alzheimer's, he is still haunted by what he might have done differently for her — if only he had known her wishes. When the disease first took hold of Marjorie Warner in about 2000, her son...
  • Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It

    Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It
    Last week, American restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and foodie, to eat on $29 a week, purportedly the amount a single food stamp user receives in benefits, for the "Food Stamp Challenge." The stunt is part of an...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...