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  • 'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides

    'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides
    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the...
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested
    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...
  • Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba
    Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator. The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Graham Norton Show'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Graham Norton Show'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES 30 for 30 This new episode of the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Atlantis'

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Pioneer Woman In a new Thanksgiving-...
  • 2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment

    In June, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a defender of the coal industry, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a champion of the environment, decided to set aside differences and learn about how climate change affects each other's state....
  • In politics, just show us the money

    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule
    More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
  • China, Russia, India and Switzerland Named to Congressional Piracy 'Watch List'

    A congressional caucus has named China, Russia, India and Switzerland as four countries on its piracy "watch list," singled out as countries where there are high levels of copyright infringement and a lack of legal protections. The list was unveiled by...
  • U.S. senators seek review of proposed Valeant buyout of Allergan

    Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
  • Concerns about NSA surveillance persist despite release of files

    Concerns about NSA surveillance persist despite release of files
    WASHINGTON — After weeks of mounting controversy and doubts in Congress, the Obama administration made its most detailed effort yet to reassure the public about the National Security Agency's massive collection of Americans' telephone records,...