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  • Key Senate Democrat urges action to limit tax inversion 'virus'

    A key Democratic senator on Tuesday decried the recent wave of American companies restructuring abroad to avoid U.S. taxes, describing it as a virus infecting the economy and urging legislation to halt it. But despite the call from Senate Finance...
  • Senators Unveil Legislation to Free Broadcast Channels from Cable Bundles

    The broadcast lobby is fighting a legislative effort that would allow cable customers to pick and choose which over-the-air stations they want as part of their subscriptions. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and...
  • Senators Propose Letting Cable Customers Decide Which TV Stations They Want

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) are proposing that subscribers to cable and satellite services be allowed to choose which broadcast channels they want to pay for as part of their multichannel package. Their proposal was met...
  • Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans

    Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans
    Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare." It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'

    Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The World's End'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) gets a...
  • The GOP does the climate change dance

     The GOP does the climate change dance
    Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
  • Rubio dines with political adversary Obama

      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other topics.  Not big breakthroughs emerged from the...
  • Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker confirmed by Senate

    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote. Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle In Hartford On Thursday

    Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is the featured speaker Thursday morning at an event held by the Connecticut Health Council. Daschle will give a talk entitled "The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Healthcare in America?" The...