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  • Watchdogs want stronger congressional ethics office

    WASHINGTON Despite its small staff of nine and a slim operating budget of about $1.5 million, the Office of Congressional Ethics has managed to achieve tangible victories in the House, according tosources onceskeptical the agency could accomplish its...
  • Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens

    WASHINGTON As the web of infection widens, questions about the U.S. government's legal authority to contain the Ebola virus are increasing, even as federal officials attempt to keep public panic at bay by diverting the focus from the hypothetical. Beyond...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Brazil's Neves closing campaign cash gap thanks to banks and ethanol

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Many of the...
  • Md., Va. officials hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 election lines

    WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report. About 12 percent of all voters in both...
  • Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

    EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last at least in the United States. After a...
  • Our Congress picks, part 2: Editorial

    With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three: District 9 Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...
  • Democrats blame budget battles for fumbled Ebola response

    Democrats at Thursday's rare mid-recess Ebola hearing pushed back at criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the crisis, arguing that missteps in the federal response are due in part to budget standoffs and last year's government shutdown....
  • Gabby Giffords Speaks Against Gun Violence

    Gabby Giffords Speaks Against Gun Violence
    On a whirlwind national tour of nine stops in nine days, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords spoke Thursday in West Hartford against gun violence and domestic abuse. Giffords is currently on the third day of her national "Protect All Women'' tour that...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • Moylan airs TV ad in 17th District race

    Moylan airs TV ad in 17th District race
    It’s been a sleepy fall for Lehigh Valley congressional races. As we’ve noted several times, Republican congressman Charlie Dent has no opponent. And so far, the 17th District contest between Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and...