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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....
  • Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators

    Labor nominee Perez faces sharp questions from GOP senators
    Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
  • GOP ramps up criticism of Perez

    GOP ramps up criticism of Perez
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again

    Men behaving badly: Same sad story, once again
    Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
  • Why does Anthony Weiner have to resign when other sleazy politicians stay?

    What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But his resignation Thursday after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama)...
  • 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...