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  • New proposals, new poll as Medicaid session convenes

    Virginia legislators return to Richmond on Thursday to debate the Medicaid expansion they've already rebuffed with news that a majority of Virginians — 61 percent — support the idea, and with two conservative alternatives on their desks. But...
  • Convoluted residency law makes no sense

    Convoluted residency law makes no sense
    To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass." A jackass, he meant. "An idiot." In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him. Here, I'm referring to a law...
  • WRAPUP 4-Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

    (Recasts, adds new domestic violence allegations) By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken Sept 17 (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended...
  • House votes to arm, train moderate Syrian rebels

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants....
  • Pennsylvania House lawmakers vote for ISIS/Syria plan

    — Congressman Charlie Dent broke from the rest of the Lehigh Valley delegation Wednesday when he voted against a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants. Dent, a Republican who represents much of the...
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees...
  • WRAPUP 3-Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

    (Recasts with Carolina Panthers suspending Hardy, adds comments from Vikings and Panthers) By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken Sept 17 (Reuters) - Two NFL teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended two players enmeshed in domestic abuse cases on...
  • Metro-North Must Be Partner In Fixing New Haven Line

    Metro-North Must Be Partner In Fixing New Haven Line
    The summer ended with more bad news from Metro-North. The beleaguered railroad said Connecticut's costs for commuter rail service could jump 60 percent this year because of new labor contracts. This followed a string of miscues, track failures and...
  • Jay Ambrose: Amendment threatens free speech

    By recently voicing full-hearted approval of a bill eviscerating the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, Senate Democrats showed themselves to be among the most extreme, irresponsible, self-serving and historically ignorant establishment politicians...
  • D.C. statehood: an appropriately lost cause

    There isn’t a Committee of Lost Causes in the U.S. Senate. Too bad, because it would have been a more appropriate venue for a hearing on statehood for the District of Columbia than the panel that did examine the question Monday, the Homeland...
  • Joe Biden, rebuked by Jewish group, apologizes, then refers to 'Orient'

    Vice President Joe Biden, a boisterous political figure who has often needed to walk back comments, apologized Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks" in a recent speech.  Speaking at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, ...