| Mar 17, 2011
| 11:52 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego-based company that runs two of the nation's largest for-profit universities is being accused of scamming students and ripping off the federal government.
Bridgepoint Education is one of the biggest employers in San Diego County....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 11:35 AM
With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld Series 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...
| Dec 11, 2011
Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 8:08 AM
On Sunday and Monday of this week, we published a series examining 12 years of spending at one of the centers at the National Institutes of Health -- the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also known as NCCAM.
Sen. Tom Harkin...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:06 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials are working to prevent public school students from being restrained or confined alone in small rooms after citing two schools for violating the rights of three disabled students subjected to such...
| Jan 30, 2012
The recent series of articles by Trine Tsouderos in the Los Angeles Times misrepresents the scientific contributions and future research agenda of the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ["New...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Two U.S. senators have proposed getting rid of the dollar bill -- an act that is sure to enrage strippers everywhere.
John McCain (R- Arizona) and Tom Harkin (D- Iowa) presented Congress with the COINS Act (Currency Optimization, Innovation and...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Congressional negotiators have agreed on a $144 billion package that extends three major programs through the end of the year: a 2 percentage-point reduction in the Social Security payroll tax, federal unemployment benefits for the long-time unemployed...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to speed the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan.
The Maryland Democrats joined a group of 24 senators in declaring the mission in Afghanistan...
| Sep 19, 2007
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...