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Vermont seemed more likely than ever to become the first US state to mandate the labeling of genetically modified food after a bill passed the state house, though legislators worry about a lawsuit threat from biotech giant Monsanto.
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President Barack Obama, center, meets with, from left, General Ray Odierno, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Gen.
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Whether the food industry likes it or not, when it comes to GMO labeling, the " train appears to have left the station", according to former FDA associate commissioner of foods Dr David Acheson.
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But a funny thing has happened on the way to the restart: a No Nukes groundswell has turned this routine rubber stamping into an epic battle the grassroots just might win.
In a one-two punch from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday, lawmakers introduced a sweeping revision to military sexual-assault law and the president summoned his uniformed service chiefs.
Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the Senate's oldest member, returned to Congress on Thursday after being sidelined for months because of illness.
Has the narrative begun to turn on Barack Obama? Jon Stewart reacted last night to the string of scandals buffeting the White House over the past week, and the incredibly weak response they have generated.
Video: In a joint press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Barack Obama called for an investigation into the IRS, saying, "We've got to make sure that it is doing its job scrupulously." President Obama said Thursday that he did not know about Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups before an ... (more)
In a gathering with reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the problem of rampant sexual assault in the military is something the military needs to handle but wouldn't yet endorse legislation to take reporting such crimes out of the chain of command.
The Senate on Wednesday put aside its partisan differences to extend the federal government's main water resources law, which promotes investment in port improvements, flood protection, dam and levee projects and environmental restoration.
House & Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week and next week. Both chambers will recess for Memorial Day, the week of May 27th.
Food from genetically modified organisms has been popular in the news lately, as companies try to get their products approved by federal regulators, and lawmakers try to make the labeling of these foods mandatory by law.
Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make informed decisions about what they eat.
With the national jobs report stronger than it has been in more than four years, the class of 2013 may be getting into the job market at just the right time.
In a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer said that Republicans in Congress should look into a mirror when asking why the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi was as deadly as it was.
U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin wants a nationwide alert system to help catch violent criminals who injure or kill police officers and is urging Congress to pass a bill that would put such a system in place.