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  • Congress has thin legislative record on combating disease outbreaks

    WASHINGTON Although Congress has publicly fretted about the threat of infectious disease pandemics, there have been few legislative attempts in the past two decades to address such healthemergencies, leaving lawmakers with a limited set of policy options as they try to contain the Ebola outbreak.
  • Analysis: Weak GOP candidates may need more than a good year

    WASHINGTON Republicans have the wind at their backs this year. But not every GOP nominee is taking advantage of that dynamic. As usual, some candidates are underperforming, proving once again that candidates and the campaigns they choose to run actually...

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...

    Senate reaches bipartisan deal to fix VA 'crisis'

    Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments. Sens. Bernie...