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  • Why Congress needs to reform multi-employer pension plans now

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The window is closing on our last best chance to protect the pensions of 10 million American workers and retirees. These workers are in multi-employer plans - traditional defined benefit pension plans jointly funded by groups of...
  • Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids

    Chicago should offer short-term care to Central American kids
    Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have been crossing the Mexican-U.S. border and walking into the arms of an overwhelmed immigration system. Each child arrives not only with a personal tale — Why did he or she leave home?...
  • DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax

    DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Wednesday introduced legislation to impose a federal tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal designed to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs. The bill proposes an excise tax based on sugar...
  • Voters, return to your senses

    Voters, return to your senses
    The boys and girls of Congress are returning from summer camp — er, Capitol Hill — to their real homes where they will 1) raise money and plead to be returned to camp; 2) stress how much they hate the nation's political polarization; and 3)...
  • U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months. Around 57,000...
  • CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

    WASHINGTON CIA employees improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a report on the agency's now defunct detention and interrogation program, an internal CIA investigation has determined. Findings of the...
  • GOP lawsuit won't play well with public

     GOP lawsuit won't play well with public
    Maybe it is simply a Republican death wish. The party that has gained a well-earned reputation as being obstructionist through much of President Barrack Obama's two terms is prepared to launch another attack on the president. Speaker John Boehner...
  • Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares

    Consumer groups, airline industry debate what's fair on fares
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices. Consumer...
  • U.S. attorney general to condemn use of demographics in sentencing

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One year into his effort to lower prison sentences for nonviolent criminals, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday will condemn states that consider demographic data before determining sentencing for convicted individuals,...
  • House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

    House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law
    The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law. The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Threats of impeachment all too common since Nixon left office

    Forty years after the Watergate scandal forced President Richard Nixon to resign or face certain impeachment and conviction, Washington's increasing partisanship too often leads to politicians threatening to go there. The consensus in 1974 was that the...