| May 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
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,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies.
Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Congress was poised late Thursday to pass new legal protections for victims of sexual assault in the military, but victims and their advocates already were looking ahead to a larger battle: the contentious campaign to overhaul the military justice system....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:14 PM
San Francisco's only community college and its 80,000 students won a victory this week when a private panel announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to remain open.
The Novato-based Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Supporters of San Francisco’s embattled community college are waiting to learn if a proposed policy change will keep the school from being stripped of accreditation next month.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The battle to save San Francisco’s community college may finally be resolved as a private panel on Wednesday announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to retain accreditation.
Under the proposed policy, the City College of...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 10:47 PM
Warren Moon, the late coach Bill Walsh, Ken Dorsey and I testified before the California Senate and Assembly several years back supporting a bill by State Senator Jackie Speier to ban steroids and dangerous supplements from high school students and...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.
The appearance with...