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  • Napa Valley Film Festival Sets Lineup in Wake of Quake

    Four days after a 6.0 earthquake hit the region, the 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival has declared it will go ahead with the event and set its narrative and documentary competition lineups for Nov. 12-16. "Our thoughts are with everyone in the Napa...
  • Martin Schram: How to fix the NFL's 'Redskins' problem � and more

    Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn't altered the zero-sum rate at which your problems are being solved. But the Real Washington, which has nothing to do with governance, is...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Burger King's merger with Tim Hortons could prompt tax fight in Congress

    WASHINGTON Burger King's purchase of the Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons is raising new questions of whether Congress will respond by changing corporate tax laws. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan said Burger King, based in Miami, is "renouncing...
  • Agency Again Takes No Action In Case Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising

    Agency Again Takes No Action In Case Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising
    For the second straight week, the State Election Enforcement Commission met behind closed doors but couldn't decide whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year by asking about 50 company managers to contribute money to...
  • China moves to limit Hong Kong election could stir protests

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China moved on Wednesday to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing, local media reported, a move likely to escalate plans by pro-democracy activists to blockade the city's Central...
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines'

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he...
  • Why have U.S. companies become such skinflints?

    Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...
  • Survival of congresswoman's baby a celebrated case study

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is a half-hour late for her meeting with a news photographer. She strides into her cramped lobby in the Longworth House Office Building, clad in leopard heels and cradling her year-old daughter, Abigail. Her...
  • We need to stand firm on healthy school lunches

    The beginning of the schoolyear is a time to recommit ourselves to good childhood nutrition. Back in 2010, Congress passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, inspired by Michelle Obama's anti-child-obesity campaign. The law provides extra money for school...
  • Don't let Arizona and Kansas get away with potentially discriminatory voter registration rules

    Arizona, which has become infamous for its hostility toward immigrants who are in the country illegally, lost an important case in the U.S. Supreme Court last year when the justices ruled that the state couldn't require proof of U.S. citizenship as part...