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  • Yellen deftly navigates Fed confirmation hearing

    WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
  • Building evacuated in Aberdeen after Congressional staffers find suspicious envelopes

    Building evacuated in Aberdeen after Congressional staffers find suspicious envelopes
    Three envelopes without return addresses were sent to Aberdeen offices of South Dakota's congressional delegation, causing emergency officials to block off streets and a hazardous materials team to investigate Friday.  About 20 people were evacuated...
  • Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'

    Mikulski says Senate committee puts veterans 'ahead of the line'
    WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues. The legislation, which...
  • Book calendar events for the week of February 20, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Drew Friedman: The caricaturist will present and sign his new book, "Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Hitched: Rebel...
  • Top Democrat calls for Gov. Jan Brewer's ouster over redistricting

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) suggested that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be impeached for her role in ousting the independent official at the helm of the state’s redistricting commission. "I...
  • Will Braun's mad-cow charge mooove the needle?

     
    During last night's debate, Carol Moseley Braun claimed that Rahm Emanuel, when in the U.S. Congress "voted to allow people to sell meat from downed animals." What's this all about? I found "Mad Cow Case Renews Debate Over Food Safety,......
  • Banking regulators and Senate Democrats warn against repeal of financial reform law

     
    Key banking regulators and Senate Democrats warned against Republican efforts to repeal all or some provisions of the Wall Street reform law enacted last year, saying the country couldn't afford to return to a system that failed to stop the......
  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...
  • Richard Cordray vows accountability if confirmed to head agency

     
    Richard Cordray makes the case he should be confirmed to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
  • Geronimo: Bin Laden's problematic code name

    Geronimo: Bin Laden's problematic code name
    What's in a name? Shakespeare had a point when he had Juliet telling Romeo that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But don't tell that to the many Native Americans furious at the Pentagon for code-naming Osama bid Laden "Geronimo" in the...
  • Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats

    Governor signs congressional map drawn to help Democrats
    UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...