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  • Republican Party infighting threatens renewal of Export-Import Bank

    The House Republican leadership shakeup has revived a conservative-led push to terminate the nation's Export-Import Bank, testing the GOP's traditional alliance with business groups. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who lost his seat earlier...
  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.

    I doubted Heritage could run a 'straight' news site. I was right.
    Back in May, the right-wing Heritage Foundation launched the Daily Signal, which it said would be a paragon of nonpartisan "just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism."   I placed this in the you-gotta-be-kidding-me category. And this week, the...
  • Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows

    Push for cheaper alternatives to immigrant detention grows
    Luis Segura, a construction worker from El Salvador facing deportation, recently spent more than six months behind bars at an immigrant detention center in the Mojave Desert. His stay, at $118 a night, cost taxpayers about $22,000. A few months ago,...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
  • A push for extended unemployment benefits

    A push for extended unemployment benefits
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger wants jobless Marylanders whose unemployment checks have run out to send him their stories and photos as he and other Democrats push for a House vote on extended benefits. "Over the past four months, I've heard from...
  • Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site

    Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which claims that the mass media are all so hopelessly liberal that its only option is to start its own website offering "just true, straight-down-the-middle...
  • Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools

    Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools
    Education reform measures from the Common Core standards to teacher evaluations have come under increasing criticism this year as the plans have started rolling out in classrooms. Just how difficult the reforms have been was clear at  Thursday night's ...
  • Tax credits for working families [Editorial]

    Tax credits for working families  [Editorial]
    Class, here's a pop quiz on Washington's view of economics. Who gave the following unsolicited endorsements of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the refundable federal tax credit for low and moderate income workers? The program gives "families flexibility...