June

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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.

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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.

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The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

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

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Senate blocks GOP attack on clean air regulations

The Democrat-dominated Senate defeated a move to crush EPA regulations on mercury and toxic chemical emissions from coal power plants.

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Florida asks: Democracy or voter purges?

Will right-wing elected officials in the state act to stop Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Party allies from continuing an illegal voter purge?

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Some Republican anti-labor moves derailed, the fight goes on

Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.

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The V-word Ohio GOP doesn't want you to hear

CLEVELAND - "Vote! - that is the other V-word they don't want to hear," Kellie Copeland told a crowd of 150 at a forum on the War on Women here Tuesday.

Britney Spears and Mitt Romney own matching $55,000 car elevators

Pop superstar Britney Spears and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both installed state-of-the art $55,000 Phantom Park car elevators in their home.

White House claims executive privilege in GOP's "Fast and Furious" investigation

WASHINGTON - President Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold from a Congressional oversight committee some documents and communications among his advisers regarding the failed gun enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious."

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Michigan Republicans muzzle women

Keep them barefoot, pregnant and silent.

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