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  • Exclusive: Yemen central bank sees no early repayment of Saudi $1 billion loan

    Saudi Arabia has not asked Yemen for an early repayment of a $1 billion loan and Houthi fighters occupying Yemen's central bank are not interfering in its operations, Yemeni central bank governor Mohammed Bin Humam told Reuters. Riyadh has suspended...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Will Chicago's minimum wage increase do more harm than good?

    Will Chicago's minimum wage increase do more harm than good?
    Welcome to the club, Chicago! Your city aldermen have chosen to join voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as the elected leaders in my hometown of Seattle, in making 2014 the year of the minimum wage. There are probably many...
  • U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law

    U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit...
  • As clock ticks, Congress considers tax-free savings accounts for disabled people

    WASHINGTON Jawanda Mast is a mom on a mission. Every year, the 53-year-old Mast boards a plane from her home in Olathe, Kan., to Washington, determined to persuade Congress to create tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Her daughter...
  • Court deals blow to drug testing of Florida welfare recipients

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower federal court ruling that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's crusade to conduct drug tests on welfare recipients as a condition of their benefits was unconstitutional. The unanimous ruling came...
  • Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients

    Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • Zev Yaroslavsky looks back on 20 years as an L.A. County supervisor

    Not many politicians have pop-star first-name recognition, but for four decades, there has been only one "Zev" in Los Angeles. Zev Yaroslavsky, elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1975 and this week departing elected office for good, is leaving the...
  • Another bad checkup for the Affordable Care Act

    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act seems like an unending nightmare. Desperate for some good news, the White House is justly relieved and celebrating the fact that the government website is not plagued with last year's disasters. But other big...
  • Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues

    Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues
    Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself. His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...