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  • The flimsy case against Thomas Perez

    The flimsy case against Thomas Perez
    Just as they did when Thomas E. Perez was nominated to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Republicans are seeking to hold up his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Labor, using any excuse they can think up, no matter how flimsy....
  • Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department

    Obama picks Perez to lead U.S. Labor Department
    Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
  • Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy

    Vitter, Young Push for Ability to Fire Entergy
    He wasn't shy about criticizing Entergy's response after Hurricane Isaac and now, Jefferson Parish President John Young is taking his outrage a step further.  He's pushing to allow communities to essentially "fire" utility companies like Entergy. ...
  • Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight

    Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...
  • Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
  • Joe Manchin, John Raese win West Virginia senate primaries

     
    Democrats and Republicans select their candidates to challenge for the seat vacated by the Senate's oldest serving member, the late Robert Byrd....
  • Social media wrap: Obama retweets his own Iraq speech [Updated]

     
    Once an Internet superstar who parlayed his online popularity successfully, the Democrat now finds social-media reaction to his second Oval Office address definitely muted....
  • Toomey & conservative GOP introduce anti-union bill

     
    (Wednesday morning: Read story on this issue in the big paper here.) Republican Pat Toomey joined a list of the Senate's more conservative Republicans in introducing legislation aimed at weakening unions through a national law that would ensure joining a....
  • Toomey will block legislation unrelated to spending cuts/reducing debt

     
    If any bill comes to the Senate floor that does not "address meaningful spending cuts, reducing debt and reducing the size of government," Sen. Pat Toomey is prepared to block it. Toomey and seven other Republican senators, David Vitter (LA),......
  • About (Late) Last Night: Colbert on Weiner scandal: 'Republican politicians are man enough to hit that' [Video]

     
    Stephen Colbert on Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal....
  • The psychology of Weinergate and what it says about us

     
    One of the most interesting things about Weinergate isn't that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) took photos of a sexual nature and shared them outside of his marriage, but that he was careless enough to send them over the Internet and......