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  • Mendte On Chewing Tobacco

    Mendte On Chewing Tobacco
    Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld SeriesĀ are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera. The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • O'Malley speaks to Iowa delegates about party's future

    CHARLOTTE -- Speaking to members of Iowa's influential delegation to the Democratic convention on Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a shot at several Republican governors while laying out a broad vision for the party that some suspect he hopes...
  • O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats

    O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates. The invitation, and decision to...
  • Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing

    Lehigh Valley parent and educator testify at U.S. Senate education hearing
    Debbie Jackson, an Easton parent of a child with behavioral challenges, shared her story on Capitol Hill Thursday morning during a hearing on how schools can handle such children without using seclusion or physical restraint. Jackson was joined by Dr....
  • A roadblock to rights for the disabled

    A roadblock to rights for the disabled
    On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
  • O'Malley heading to Iowa

    Maryland's governor is inviting yet another round of speculation about presidential ambitions with this latest scheduling announcement: He's going to Iowa. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is billed as the "special guest" at the 35th annual Iowa "steak fry"...
  • Change we can believe in: Scrap the dollar bill

    Change we can believe in: Scrap the dollar bill
    Americans embrace innovation. It is in our DNA. We are always on the lookout for new ways to do something faster, cheaper, better. From the horse and buggy to the automobile; from the rotary telephone to the iPhone, we're always willing to embrace...
  • Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues

    Relabeled Roll-Your-Own-Tobacco Costing Feds, States $1.3 Billion in Lost Revenues
    Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
  • Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide

    Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide
    As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration. If passed,...
  • The best anti-obesity policies

    Today, professors Brownell and Campos discuss the best practices in stemming the expansion of the national waistline. Yesterday, they pondered the government's rationale for intervening on the issue, and Monday, they attempted to define the parameters...