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  • Deficit worries spook Democrats

     
    by Janet Hook With voter anger about the federal deficit intensifying in this election year, Democrats in Congress are edging away from one of their long-held articles of faith -- government spending on social programs such as education and relief......
  • Michael Hiltzik: Academia and the profit motive

     
    The rise of the publicly traded for-profit university has led quite properly to questions about where the student's welfare ranks among the priorities of these institutions. Spokespersons for companies such as the University of Phoenix and Kaplan...
  • For-profit college stocks slammed on student loan repayment data

     
    Shares of for-profit colleges plummeted Monday, continuing a summer-long plunge on deepening fears over a potential federal crackdown on the industry. Heavy selling hit stocks including Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which tumbled $1.44, or 22%...
  • Senators plot flood relief, seek aid

     
    by Jill Zuckman A bipartisan group of Midwestern senators from flood-ravaged states got together Tuesday evening to talk about what Congress can do to aid the natural catastrophe that has washed over the middle of the country. In a statement......
  • DOD lobby led to billions in research

     
    By Euna Lhee When Fran Visco welcomed 1,600 breast cancer researchers and their advocates to Baltimore this week, she was doing more than opening a symposium for scientists. She was celebrating one of the most successful medical lobbying efforts in......
  • McCain supporters slam Clark, Obama

     
    by Aamer Madhani In the aftermath of retired Gen. Wesley Clark's questioning of Sen. John McCain's military credentials, the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign is charging that the Arizona senator is the target of a smear campaign by the left. In.....
  • No salsa for Iowa delegation this year

     
    by John McCormick DENVER - At most national conventions, the Iowa delegation is a must-stop for any aspiring presidential candidate. This year, however, not many are stopping by. The featured speaker for a state breakfast this morning at a downtown......
  • Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial......
  • Money mess 'greatest own goal in history'

     
    Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, at center, looks on as Hull City's Paul McShane, second from left, scores an own goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Arsenal's Emirates stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Hull City won......
  • Obama puts Moran, Pfeiffer in key jobs

     
    by Christi Parsons Ellen Moran, executive director of EMILY's List, will join Barack Obama's White House as director of communications. And Dan Pfeiffer, a key Obama communications strategist and sopkesman, will serve as deputy director of communications....
  • Stimulus: $900 billion and growing

     
    by Mark Silva $900 billion and climbing. The economic stimulus package has clocked in with a new price tag in the Senate - more than $900 billion - with the addition of tax breaks for car-buyers and medical research. It......