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  • Full texts of healthcare summit opening remarks: Obama, Alexander, Pelosi, Reid (Updated)

     
    Three Democrats and one Republican speak at the start of the healthcare summit....
  • Health-care reform bill to help you decide between Big Mac, salad at the drive-through

     
    A new law buried in the depths of the massive health-care reform bill signed by President Obama on Tuesday is intended to help you think twice when ordering that $5 Starbucks latte, indulging on a Bloomin' Onion or supersizing that Big Mac value meal....
  • 'Repeal and replace' as a campaign ploy

     
    by Mark Silva A narrative quickly formed this week for an election campaign. It's called "repeal and replace.'' It involves repealing the healthcare legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law this week -- which won't be repealed anytime soon....
  • 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...
  • Hillary: Peddling pop vote canards to the end

     
    A lot of the day was spent by reporters looking for signs that the end is near, but the end of the day looks murky: Obama, who has been trying to get enough superdelegate endorsements to declare victory tomorrow,......
  • 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.....
  • 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%...
  • Environmental Protection Agency denies conservationists' petition to ban lead fishing tackle

     
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency denied on Thursday a petition by several environmental groups to ban lead in fishing tackle, two months after rejecting the groups' attempt to ban it in hunting ammunition. The EPA said that the petition....