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  • Consumer groups continue fight over airfare advertising

    Consumer groups continue fight over airfare advertising
    Consumer groups continued marshaling forces on Tuesday, a day after the House passed a bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without all the taxes and fees included, amounting to bait-and-switch pricing, they claim. However, the airline...
  • Alcee L. Hastings: Reflecting on Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Half a century ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. One year later, the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded...
  • Obama pledges investment and partnership with Africa

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised more than $33 billion in public and private investments in Africa, pledging that the United States wants to deliver business and development to the rapidly booming continent, where China already has...
  • 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...
  • 'Throw the rascals out'

    "Throw the rascals out" was a slogan from our distant past; it should be adhered to now. The "say no" House of Representatives should be completely cleaned out. It cannot function. Therefore let us fire the entire crew. We must elect representatives who...
  • Obama vows to act on issues if Congress won't

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act. Obama will announce a set of executive actions at the end of...
  • Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies

    Round-Up: A Bethlehem church, museum trash and monkey selfies
    A 1,700-year-old Bethlehem church gets a revamp by Italian masters, a Boston museum rents out its masterpieces, a British institution puts its garbage on view and a couple of terrific essays on New York's 9/11 memorial site. Plus, cloud music, GIF art,...
  • Cass R. Sunstein: Nixon impeachment plan followed the Constitution

    When Richard Nixon announced his resignation 40 years ago, it was for one reason: Members of Congress had informed him the night before that he would be impeached by the House of Representatives, convicted by the Senate and removed from office. In...
  • Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

    Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay
    Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
  • U.S. House Republicans try resurrecting border funds bill

    U.S. House Republicans try resurrecting border funds bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives will try in coming days to pass legislation giving President Barack Obama additional funds to deal with a flood of Central American child immigrants, after Republicans who control the chamber on Thursday revolted...
  • Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]

     Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]
    When is The Sun going to do an expose about the lack of a responsible leader in the U.S. Senate (formerly known as the most revered deliberative legislative body in the world)? I am reading "Duty" by Robert Gates who basically thinks Senate Majority...