| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Curry and sushi lovers beware: the issue of arsenic in rice is set to come back on the table this year.
The toxic problem first grabbed the headlines in September 2012, when Consumer Reports announced the results of its investigation into what it called...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
In what has become an annual exercise, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week introduced a House resolution calling on the U.S. to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide, in which roughly 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Ottoman Turks from 1915...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Cory Booker, who built a national profile for a hands-on style of leadership as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, entered the race for the state’s vacant Senate seat, vowing to bring the same energy to change another city: Washington....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- Developers of the problematic Obamacare website faced tough questioning at a House oversight committee Thursday, as both Republican and Democratic lawmakers frustrated by the shoddy roll-out sought answers over what went wrong – and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Developers of the troubled Obamacare website confirmed Thursday that a last-minute decision requiring users to sign up before shopping for insurance caused the system to bottleneck and acknowledged they did not conduct an "end to end"...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| Jan 7, 2011
| 6:44 AM
House Republicans' reading of the Constitution was interrupted Thursday by a woman who shouted "except Obama, except Obama" to the venerable document's words on a U.S. citizen's eligibility to be president.
Just as Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was reading...
| Jan 12, 2011
The 111th Congress held its lame-duck session until Christmas to wrap up unfinished business before Democrats ceded control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans. But the business it failed to address is a most fundamental one.
Up until the...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Two years ago, state Sen. Rob Garagiola took up a bill that just about everyone else in Annapolis considered a lost cause.
The proposal, to require large retailers to offer employees 15-minute shift breaks every four hours, had languished for years under...
| Feb 1, 2012
The indoor tanning industry is providing false and misleading information about the health risks of tanning, congressional Democrats say. Their criticism follows an investigation in which their staff, including college interns, phoned salons...