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  • The USDA dietary guidelines: Playing politics with our health

    Later this year, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release the latest edition of their dietary guidelines, which sets the agenda for what Americans should eat to maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease and sustain overall wellness. Since the guidelines were first released 35 years ago, various recommendations have come and gone. But the guidelines have been unwavering in their insistence that Americans consume the majority of their daily allowance of calories in the form of carbohydrates.
  • Senate to start Iran debate as Obama lobbies for deal

    WASHINGTON A Senate committee will start debating a proposal Tuesday to assert a congressional say in a nuclear agreement with Iran, prompting President Barack Obama to step up efforts to stop the legislation he said would scuttle the deal. Obama met...

    Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done

     Kaine feeling optimistic Congress will get more done
    His party lost control of the Senate and the White House isn't all that happy with his push for a congressional review of any Iranian nuclear weapons agreement, but by and large Sen. Tim Kaine is feeling pretty optimistic these days. He's seeing signs...

    Competing Pressures on Iran deal confront Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON Democratic senators backing a bill that would give Congress authority to review an Iran nuclear deal are caught between the White House and the pro-Israel lobby as they assert their prerogative to vet foreign policy. The Republican bill, co-...

    Obama faces potential Democratic challenge on Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama faces the prospect that members of his own Democratic Party will assert the right to challenge a nuclear deal with Iran as they join with Republicans who insist that Congress get an up-or-down vote. Nine Democrats are...