| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Five senators on Thursday urged Burger King Worldwide Inc. not to move to lower-tax Canada, accusing the company of trying to avoid paying its fair share for roads and other public services it receives in the United States.
The letter, organized by Sen....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
The Sunday morning guest list:
Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank.
Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In the week since President Obama called for ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone data "as it currently exists," telephone carriers have uploaded customer calling records to NSA computers just as...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:45 PM
We, three retired health professionals, applaud Congressman Elijah Cummings for introducing HR 3120, the Comprehensive Dental Reform Act. His bill, identical to SB 1522, introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, if enacted, would fill a gap in the health care...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Most political reporters have already written the script for 2016: Hillary Clinton announces she will run for president shortly after the mid-term elections of November 2014, Democrats clear the field for her, she romps unscathed through the primaries,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
A U.S. politician's I-don't-need-no-stinkin'-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on single-payer healthcare, as it's practiced in Canada and several other countries.
The countries in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge...