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Fri Sep 12, 2014
This day in history: Sept. 12, 2014
On Sept. 12, 1914, during World War I, the First Battle of the Marne ended in an Allied victory against Germany.
Albany Times Union
Actor Ian Holm is 83. Actor Dickie Moore is 89. Actor Freddie Jones is 87. U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is 75. Actress Linda Gray is 74. Singer Maria Muldaur is 72. Actor Joe Pantoliano is 63. Singer-musician Gerry Beckley is 62. Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is 62. Rock musician Neil Peart is 62. Actor Peter Scolari is 59. Actress Rachel Ward is 57. Actress Amy Yasbeck is 52. Rock musician Norwood Fisher is 49. Actor Darren E. Burrows is 48. Rock singer-musician Ben Folds is 48. Actor-comedian Louis C.K. is 47. Rock musician Larry LaLonde is 46. Golfer Angel Cabrera is 45. Actor-singer Will Chase is 44. Actor Josh Hopkins is 44. Actor Ben McKenzie is 36. Singer Ruben Studdard is 36. Basketball player Yao Ming is 34. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is 33. Actress Emmy Rossum is 28. Actor Colin Ford is 18.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Your Daily Grayson
Right-wing cranks and fools haven't come up with a "cure" yet for stupidity, greed, paranoia, bigotry, hypocrisy or even laziness. But they do think that they've come up with a "cure" for something that requires no cure: homosexuality.
Senate panel sends two nuclear regulator nominees to floor
Two nominees to sit on the federal board that regulates the nuclear power industry are headed to the full Senate for confirmation. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave the OK to Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran, both Democrats, by votes of 11-6 and 11-7.
Twenty-five Dems agree with GOP, vote for bill letting people keep...
Twenty-five Dems agree with GOP, vote for bill letting people keep their health insurance plan if they like it The House approved legislation Thursday that would let people keep their health care plans if they like them, with the help of 25 Democrats. House Republicans called up the bill in an attempt to make President Barack Obama's famous promise come true, that people who like their plans can keep them under the 2010 health care law.
Dems call for House Styrofoam ban
In a letter sent to House leaders Thursday, the lawmakers said the District of Columbia's ban on polystyrene containers - also known by the brand name Styrofoam - shows "it is past time for Congress to do the same." "Since our last letter in 2011, we remain concerned about the potential health and environmental effects of your current choice to use polystyrene foam products in the House of Representatives cafeterias," wrote the Democrats, led by Reps.
Sunshine State News
Alan Grayson Goes National and Global, Carol Platt Stresses GOP Unity
He's one of the most vocal Democratic opponents of President Barack Obama's calls for airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, yet U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., showcased his support from the liberal wing of his party, while his Republican opponent tried to stress GOP unity against the congressman. Grayson has been urging nations in the Middle East to rely on their own soldiers to deal with IS terrorists.
PDSMM Celebrates Nine Years of Progressive Action
Rep. Henry Waxman, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, candidates Sheila Kuehl and Ted Lieu, Theatricum Botanicum's Ellen Geer and Robert Scheer of Truthdig helped the PDSMM celebrate its efforts working for progressive change. Rep. Henry Waxman, the recipient of the 'Inside the Democratic Party' award with Dorothy Reik at the 9th Annual PDSMM Birthday Party in Topanga on Aug. 23. As a lovely breeze cooled the canyons, more than 100 people gathered for the 9th Annual Birthday Party for the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Awkward phone call prompts Issa letter charging 'under-the-table coordination'
An inadvertent chat between public affairs staffers for the Department of Justice and a House committee has exposed a daily happening in the nation's capital that is rarely openly discussed. Coordinating release of important documents and statements by communications strategists for executive branch departments and the congressional committees that oversee them is not unusual.
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Amid declining Jewish caucus in Congress, rising concerns over communal influence
From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, preserving the social safety net, and keeping church and state separate.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Overnight Energy: All eyes on Un climate negotiations
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: WIth 15 months left until countries meet at the United Nations climate change talks in Paris, government leaders, corporations, and stakeholders are beginning intense campaigns to make sure a global greenhouse gas pact is forged. On Monday, Selwin Hart, director of the U.N.'s climate team under Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, said the Sept.
The Washington Post
Nancy Pelosi: The FCCa s net neutrality rules should reclassify broadband
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill July 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pelosi spoke about the immigration crisis, the highway trust fund and other issues.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Green group targets 'polluter' money in elections
The League of Conservation Voters is targeting campaign money from pro-fossil fuel entities in a new campaign. On Friday the environmental group said it's national and California wing will pressure members of Congress to co-sponsor legislation that would provide more transparency around the money being contributed to campaigns.
Intermountain Jewish News
Henry Waxman's retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics
When Rep. Henry Waxman, who will turn 75 in September, retires at the end of this year after 46 years in elected office, it will mark more than just the end of a storied career as one of the most prolific lawmakers in Congress. In 2012, Waxman's longtime friend and ally Rep. Howard Berman lost his reelection battle to fellow Rep. Brad Sherman after redistricting left them competing for the same seat.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
House Dems request hearing on Ebola
A group of House Democrats is asking for a hearing on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as global health officials issue increasingly desperate cries for help. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry Waxman and two other key members of the panel, Reps.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Fresno Bee
The Buzz: Ted Lieu dreams to be man of the world
A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday granted a fourth delay in the sentencing hearing for suspended state Sen. Rod Wright, who was found guilty in January of eight felonies for lying about where he lived when he ran for office in 2008. The hearing was delayed until Sept.
Pharma Battles Hospitals Over Discount Pricing Program
Continued growth in a federal program that provides low-cost drugs to safety-net hospitals has sparked "trench warfare" over which medicines and providers are eligible for the deep discounts, and whether program expansion has undermined the original intent of the law.
Subpoenas under Rep. Issa top 100
Rep. Darrell Issa has issued 103 subpoenas since taking control of the House Oversight Committee in 2011, according to a review by The Hill.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Waxman, Homeland Security to Give Update on Rancho LPG Cleanup
Congressman Henry Waxman's office has announced that a discussion with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an "Overview of Federal Chemical Security and Safety Programs" will take place on Wednesday, Sept.