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Spin CycleChris Dodd, the Senate banking chairman who presided over the great collapse and got his own cut-rate mortgage but now portrays himself as the great reformer, gets big play this morning in both the NYT and the WashPost for......
Tags: Parliament, CEO Pay, Politics, Olympia J. Snowe, Government
The Swampby Janet Hook Just a month into his presidency, Barack Obama is calling for the most dramatic change in decades in the way the country tackles its most pressing problems - from the economy and healthcare to energy, education and......
The Swampby Frank James One reason it was important for the recently passed economic stimulus to be as large as possible was because of the political reality that it would be difficult to get another major stimulus through Congress. The amounts......
Times Staff WriterSACRAMENTO — Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Tuesday a groundbreaking bill aimed at banning often offensive "spam" advertisements from the online mailboxes of millions of California computer users. The measure, by state Sen. Kevin Murray (D-...
Tags: California, Finance, Advertising, Gaming, Laws
Sun StaffWASHINGTON - Investigators said that they have "substantive leads" about the origins of the anthrax that was mailed to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and triggered a partial shutdown yesterday on Capitol Hill. Congressional leaders closed the House...
Tags: Florida, Bill Frist, Tennessee, Health, Entertainment
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The Pentagon is looking at setting up a commodity market-style trading system in which investors would be able to bet on political or even terrorist events, such as whether terrorists could strike Israel with biological weapons. Defense...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - A Pentagon proposal to start a "futures" market that would have let thousands of investors wager on the likelihood of terrorist attacks or coups in the Middle East was canceled yesterday. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told...
Tags: Money and Monetary Policy, Florida, DARPA, Bill Nelson, Politics
Orlando SentinelWASHINGTON - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube will be removed today at 1 p.m. unless a House committee succeeds in a last-minute effort to issue subpoenas that would stop doctors from doing so. An extraordinary legislative maneuver announced early today...
Tags: Florida, Brain, Bill Frist, Politics, Constitutional Issues
By the numbers, air travel stinks. And predictions are that it's likely to be particularly pungent this summer. The tally of delays, cancellations and complaints grows daily, while another set of numbers declines -- fewer meals, less leg room,...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - As the House opened a bipartisan review of pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction yesterday, Senate Democrats and Republicans disagreed sharply over what kind of inquiry to conduct. Republicans say they are willing to...
Tribune Staff WriterAlthough repeated alarms about the inadequacy of U.S. airport safety have been ignored in the past, congressional leaders on Thursday called for a federal takeover of airport security checks. Other steps under consideration include reinforcing cockpit...
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