Congress agrees on $ for roads, bridges, but not mass transit

Key GOP hang-ups, which were apparently dropped from the final version of the legislation, included Republican insistence on construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.


Calif. leading on Affordable Care Act

Roughly half and two-thirds of currently uninsured Californians will be covered through the ACA. It's expected to bring the state some $15 billion in federal funds each year.


Colorado burning: This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like.

Stockton becomes largest bankrupt city in U.S.

The June 28 filing came after months of talks with creditors failed to resolve a $26 million gap in the city's budget for the coming fiscal year.

Court tosses Montana ban on Super PACs, CWA vows to fight

The top union proponents of constitutional limits on corporate spending in politics, vowed to step up that drive.


Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.


The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.


More big cuts in Calif. budget

After months of negotiation, California Governor Jerry Brown June 27 signed overall legislation for a general fund totaling $95.1 billion.


Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the health reform law to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans.


Title IX women’s equality law marks 40th anniversary

The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.

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