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  • What the McAllister scandal shows about Congress

     What the McAllister scandal shows about Congress
    If Vance McAllister worked in a federal agency, he would have had to undergo training designed to prevent sexual harassment. In the private sector, there's a good chance he would have gotten the same instruction. But because he works on Capitol Hill, where good behavior is something to be required of other people, he never did.
  • Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee indicted on public corruption charges

    SAN FRANCISCO State Sen. Leland Yee has been charged with public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the Bay Area, law-enforcement sources said, casting yet another cloud of corruption over the Democratic establishment in the...

    Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...

    House panel considers Internet sales tax compromise

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...