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  • 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...
  • Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill

    Senate committee approves tougher chemical reporting bill
    WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...
  • 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......
  • GOP blocks vote on Richard Cordray to head consumer bureau [Updated]

     
    Republicans on Thursday blocked the Senate from voting on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
  • Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist

    Krystal Ball photos are wrong, but not sexist
    There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl. But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...
  • FDA Holds Off on Oyster Ban

    FDA Holds Off on Oyster Ban
    The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will conduct further studies before implementing a plan to ban raw, untreated Gulf Coast oysters during months when they are most likely to be infected with a harmful bacterium. The plan had sparked...
  • Partying with Hillary: "Greatest experience"

     
    Chuck Schumer threw a farewell party for Hillary last night. An account of the misty-eyed lovefest -- not dissimilar from her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, except for the absence of stinky Republican guy......
  • Hillary: Approved, 16-1

     
    Hillary Clinton is endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 16-1, forwarding her nomination to the Senate floor. The only nay vote: Prostitute-lovin' Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who had reservations about conflicts of interest with Bill's...