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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...
  • 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....
  • Groups sue Environmental Protection Agency over lead ammunition and fishing tackle

     
    WASHINGTON — Three environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force it to prevent lead poisoning of wildlife from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by the Center for.....
  • Cave-in or compromise, Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans could win him much, cost him little

     
    If Republican plans to fix the economy work, they could help ensure the Democrat's reelection in 2012....
  • A dirty little secret in the tax deal

     
    Iowa's two U.S. senators, Democrat Tom Harkin and Republican Chuck Grassley, took advantage of the public's focus on the main parts of the deal – extending the Bush tax cuts at all income levels and extending unemployment benefits for 13 mont...