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John D. Rockefeller IV

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  • House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests

    A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests. The House unanimously passed a similar effort last year. But objections by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from...
  • Women's History Month: Trailblazing women are among the Peninsula's most influential

     Women's History Month: Trailblazing women are among the Peninsula's most influential
    Women helped shape the Peninsula we know today, but their contributions—both past and present—are sometimes overlooked or obscured. These women have all contributed to the physical, spiritual, political and cultural growth of this community....
  • The vanilla power of Republican Scott Walker

    The vanilla power of Republican Scott Walker
    Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America, not because it is the best (that would be coffee) but because it is the least objectionable. Put another way, vanilla is the most acceptable to the most people; it's not many people's favorite,...
  • Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Dies At 82

    NEW YORK — Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, who championed the power of government and liberalism to advance society with eloquence and compassion, died Thursday. He was 82. His death came the same day that his son Andrew was sworn in for his...
  • Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90

    Bess Myerson, Miss America who rose in politics and fell in scandal, dies at 90
    Bess Myerson, the former beauty queen, television personality and New York politician who spent four decades in the public eye before her glamorous image was tarnished by scandal, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica....
  • Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches

    Parties unite for congressional lawmakers' farewell speeches
    Along with acrimonious backroom deals, late-night hours and stale take-out dinners is another tradition of the final days of Congress: the goodbyes. This year's farewell addresses offered an alternative view of the era of divided government — a...
  • FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries

    FCC increases funding to boost Internet speeds at schools, libraries
    In a partisan vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a major increase in funding — $1.5 billion — to help give schools and libraries high-speed Internet access. Democrats and Republicans agreed on the need to expand broadband...
  • The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe

    The rigged critique of a CIA that kept us safe
    The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee chair Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in...
  • Dec. 17 Letters: Torture

    No, Congress didn't On Dec. 12, Jane Johnson's letter about CIA torture states "Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't our Congress approve these methods at the time?" No, Ms. Johnson, they didn't. In former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision...
  • Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel

    Sports leagues tackling domestic violence, officials tell Senate panel
    A tearful NFL official pledged to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that the league was taking seriously the recent domestic violence cases that have tarnished its image and led to questions about whether it has created a culture that tolerates such...
  • NFL admits it 'failed' in handling of Ray Rice case

    NFL admits it 'failed' in handling of Ray Rice case
    WASHINGTON - The National Football League (NFL) "failed" in its efforts to police domestic abuse by its players but has "learned from those mistakes," a top NFL executive testified to Congress on Tuesday. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president...