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WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated at being left out of an immigration overhaul, gay rights groups are pushing to adjust a bipartisan Senate bill to include gay couples. But Democrats are treading carefully, wary of adding another divisive issue that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday challenged the Obama administration to spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings amid growing concerns about unchecked powers of the presidency and Americans'...
Tags: Rand Paul, Eric Holder, Politics, Al-Qaeda, Yemen
The House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill as expected on Thursday, moving toward a possible confrontation with the Senate and White House. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, or CISPA, passed by a vote...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGLet it never be said that the smirky, prickly and sometimes arrogant personality comedian/commentator Dennis Miller has put on public display for more than 25 years is just an act. At least not if his demeanor in a recent telephone......
WASHINGTON -- Lakers forward Metta World Peace lent his star power – and his personal story – to a Los Angeles congresswoman’s effort to fund mental health services in schools. Just don’t ask him to auction off any more...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAmid the pomp of Monday’s inaugural ceremonies were a number of visual non-sequiturs, and most of them involved Jay-Z -- at least those not involving the sight of a former American Idol winner up there. There he was, in the same frame as Sen....
Tags: Bill Clinton, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Entertainment, James Taylor
WASHINGTON - Every five years, Congress reassesses the Farm Bill - a bill that conserves farmland and supports farmers and ranchers. After reviewing the bill, Congress usually passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation...
Tags: Amy Klobuchar, Harry Reid, U.S. Congress, Politics, Fiscal Cliff
They all talk about the phone calls — Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they’ve all received from Hollywood’s most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual...
After a year of severe drought, many local farmers are happy to get out of the fields with average harvests. Still, some bit the dust on yields. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Rep. Tim Walz announced on Oct. 19 that the U.S. Department...
LUVERNE, Minn. -- Dean Tofteland sweeps grain off of the elevator scale at his farmstead south of Luverne, Minn., and says it reminds him of the MF Global Holdings Ltd. case. "They haven't really cleaned this mess up," Tofteland says. Tofteland is one...
Clout StreetU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk spoke to the Illinois delegation to the Republican National Convention via a recorded video Tuesday as he continues to recover from a stroke. In a heavily edited, minute-long talk, Kirk looked directly into a camera and called on...
In the early 1980s, crime in New York City was out of control. It wasn’t safe to ride the subway or to jog through Central Park. But could anything be done? City officials (including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 1994-2002) decided to adopt a strategy based...
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