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Dueling climate reports - this one is worth sharing on your own blog
NOTE: This op-ed is apparently too hot for some editors to handle. Late last week it was accepted and posted on politix.topix.com only to be abruptly removed some two hours later.
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
The Fresno Bee
21st Congressional District race a 'toss up' in Valley, with a tilt toward Valadao
When political insiders list the few California congressional districts that are competitive, they always mention the one that for decades has covered the central San Joaquin Valley's west side.
Ventura County Star
Scrutiny grows over marketing of e-cigarettes
In response to a congressional study last week that found makers of electronic cigarettes are marketing to minors in the absence of federal regulation, Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said he hopes they will soon be treated like any other tobacco product.
The Miami Herald
Immigrants recount horror of being held in cells known as...
What Sofía remembers most about her stay in a small holding cell in a detention center near the Mexican border is how cold it was.
KY-Sen: Mitch McConnell's (R) Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny
Needed to take yesterday to recharge my batteries but I have a few stories I want to cover this weekend.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Another View: Feinstein's bill should be enacted quickly
The Bee editorial board asserts that several provisions in the Emergency Drought Relief Act are flawed, .
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
5 Things About Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz won his seat in 2012 in a surprise victory, and since then he has been vocally pushing a conservative agenda-a tough foreign policy, social conservatism, limits to government-inspired, he says, by his hero since boyhood, Ronald Reagan.
Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decisionAdministration...
The State Department on Friday extended a government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, probably pushing back a final decision on the project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Tobacco Lobby Opens a New Playbook for E-Cigarettes
One e-cigarette maker markets a flavor called "Congress," with a website displaying a photo of the Capitol and describing the taste as "refined tobacco."
Rockefeller gives to Dem super PAC
Jay Rockefeller is leaving the Senate at the end of the year, but he wants to make sure he doesn't leave it in GOP hands.
From the Archives: McConnell's Role in Packwood Probe
Senate Minority Leader Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently recalled his role in the ouster of Packwood, the Oregon Republican and Finance Committee chairman who resigned in disgrace back in 1995.
GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down
Most Americans would prefer to know whether or not they're eating genetically engineered foods .
Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue
The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .
The Huffington Post
Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers $500,000 Annually
Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required reports about their campaign fundraising and expenses, most ignored computers in favor of paper.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs
The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks."
Study: 4.6M children attend schools near chemical facilities
Nearly 10,000 schools across the country are located within a mile of a chemical facility, according to a watchdog group that is pushing new regulations.
Center for Food Safety: Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"
April 16 - The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering to be labeled in Vermont.
The Honolulu Advertiser
Climate change will worsen with denial, senator warns
Not only is it a reality affecting the environment, but it also will get worse if naysayers don't get on board with 97 percent of scientists, several major corporations, many lawmakers and a majority of the American public, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer warned.
Social Security Administration suspends collection on old debts
Last week, the Washington Post had the story about how Treasury and Social Security had suddenly started going after old overpayments, sometimes decades-old, by garnishing the tax refunds of family members who didn't even receive the overpayments.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Albany Times Union
GM chief fails to reassure angry Congress over recalls
Mary Barra , General Motors ' new chief executive officer, was in a tough spot recently as she tried to explain to Congress why her company didn't quickly recall cars it knew contained defective and clearly dangerous parts.