Of Courage and Cantaloupes

While Congress is in recess, advocates are pressing Republicans in their home districts to act on immigration reform. [ Read Entire Post: Of Courage and Cantaloupes... ]

A Washington Riddle: What Is ‘Top Secret’?

The government is stumbling in its efforts to protects its secrets in the Internet age. [ Read Entire Post: A Washington Riddle: What Is ‘Top Secret’?... ]

Agent Orange’s reach beyond the Vietnam War

Nearly three dozen rugged C-123 transport planes formed the backbone of the U.S. military’s campaign to spray Agent Orange over jungles hiding enemy soldiers during the Vietnam War. And many of the troops who served in the conflict have been compensated for diseases associated with their exposure to the toxic defoliant. Read full article >> […]

Supreme Court won’t stay Baby Veronica adoption, release of California inmates

The Supreme Court on Friday refused further delay in two of its important decisions: allowing the adoption of Baby Veronica over the objections of her Indian father and requiring the release of convicts from California’s overcrowded prisons. Read full article >>      [ Read Entire Post: Supreme Court won’t stay Baby Veronica adoption, release of […]

So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops

Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 jobs—enough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy. [ Read Entire Post: So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops... ]

Consumers on spending spree, despite higher prices

U.S. consumer spending increased and inflation pushed higher in June, which could strengthen expectations of the Federal Reserve curtailing its bond purchases later this year. [ Read Entire Post: Consumers on spending spree, despite higher prices... ]

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Snowden’s Lawyer Comes With High Profile and Kremlin Ties

Like many defense lawyers in Russia, Anatoly G. Kucherena occupies an awkward space between challenging authority and being part of the system. [ Read Entire Post: Snowden’s Lawyer Comes With High Profile and Kremlin Ties... ]

G.O.P. Senators See an Upside in a Problematic Issue: Abortion

Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rob Portman are discussing how to advance a bill in the Senate to ban abortion at 20 weeks — an issue that has invigorated the Republican base this year. [ Read Entire Post: G.O.P. Senators See an Upside in a Problematic Issue: Abortion... ]