1 hr ago
House Democrats Have Cash Advantage But Little Chance of Winning Seats
PHOTO: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., joined by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., criticizes the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, ... (more)
Mon Aug 18, 2014
The Beaumont Enterprise
Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must
This April 1, 2014 file photo shows Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Energy and Committee Committee, speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Daily Republic
Today in History: Aug. 15, 2014
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened as the SS Ancon crossed the just-completed waterway between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
The Daily Record
Celebrity odds and ends
Susan Schneider, Robin Williams' wife, released the following statement Thursday announcing her husband had early stages of Parkinson's disease: "Robin spent so much of his life helping others.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Albany Times Union
JULY 26: Actor Ben Affleck attends the Warner Bros. Pictures panel and presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
LA woman punched on video by California Highway patrolman thought she would die
Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
The Washington Post
Commerce IG places two officials on leave after call for firings
The Commerce Department inspector general's office has removed two officials who allegedly threatened subordinates with negative performance reviews if they did not sign gag agreements before moving to new jobs.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Right Wing News
Democrat Support for Amnesty Threatens Their Most Loyal Voters
He said: "You put them first, and they put you last - 'cause you're a chump. A political chump! Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can't keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with ... (more)
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Will Export-Import Bank Get an August Rebound?
Rep. Patrick McHenry said Monday that the Export-Import Bank should be reauthorized because of its support for U.S. jobs, the latest sign of GOP backing for an agency caught in a political tug-of-war.
Lawmakers push FCC for diversity in merger deals
Dozens of lawmakers are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to make sure that multibillion-dollar media mergers include measures to boost opportunities for women and minorities.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Waters warns of RBC 'unintended consequences'
Aug. 1, 2014 - House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., encouraged NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz to consider the adverse effects of the proposed risk-based capital rule on credit unions, reminding her in a letter that credit unions have "consistently met their members' credit needs for generations."
The Wichita Eagle
Gallery: Congress races to finish VA, highway bills
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, for final votes as Congress rushes for the doors and a five-week summer recess.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Washington Post
Wall Street Facing New U.S. Scrutiny of Derivatives-Rule Tactic
Wall Street banks face heightened scrutiny from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over their latest tactic to escape U.S. trading rules for overseas derivatives.
GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens to comments by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., as she and fellow Democrats criticize the efforts of Republicans to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law, Wednesday ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
29 Members of Congress Ask California to Boost Film Tax Credits
A bill to do so, AB 1839, has passed the state Assembly and is pending in the Senate.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
urges RBC amendment at panel mark-up
July 28, 2014 - In a letter today to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged the committee to support a risk-based capital amendment to H.R. 4042, the "Community Bank Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements ... (more)
Heald College owner accused of deceptive ads in recruitment push amid collapse
Corinthian Colleges Inc., the owner of dozens of U.S. higher-education campuses like Heald College, continues to recruit more students, some say deceptively, as the company is waist deep in financial troubles that could close all its campuses unless it finds a buyer, Mercury News reported .
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Black Voice News
Los Angeles Gets Spotlight in Videotaped Highway Police Beating of Black Woman
By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES - There is no sound but you almost hear the thud of blows landing on a Black woman pinned to the ground by a bulky California Highway Patrolman.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Heald, other Corinthian-owned colleges continue to recruit students as company closes
"How could your life change? You'll never know unless you call Everest now," ends one TV spot for Corinthian-owned Everest College that aired as recently as Tuesday during the Jerry Springer show.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
This Is a Bank That Deserves a Run
Just as the Internet grants eternal life to bad humor, the federal government bestows eternity on bad ideas.