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WASHINGTON -- As a new Congress convenes, it has become an unquestioned truth among Republicans that their party has as much of a mandate as President Obama because voters returned them to power in the House. The mantra has been intoned by John Boehner,...
Everyone in Washington is showing new interest in immigration reform. President Barack Obama needs to do something to cement the loyalty of Hispanics, who did so much to re-elect him. Republicans seem to grasp that they had better soften their hard line...
The average household income in Indianapolis is $39,015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is below the national average household income of $50,502. "He's working a little extra hours now if he can," said Vinna McKay, an Indianapolis homeowner who...
Middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the poverty rate fell slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureaudata released Wednesday. Median household income fell to $50,054 in 2011, down 1.5 percent from a year...
The Hartford CourantSometimes the news is that something was not newsworthy. The United Nation's Rio+20 conference — 50,000 participants from 188 nations — occurred in June, without consequences. A generation has passed since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, which...
When George Washington took the oath of the presidency in 1789, each of the 65 members of the inaugural Congress represented roughly 30,000 people. As the population of the country grew, it became necessary to reflect those changes in the representation...
Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of Barack Obama's promise of a "balanced" deficit-reduction plan — substantial spending cuts to accompany revenue increases....
We were a comfortable pair of 70-year-olds enjoying a relatively pleasant existence of travel, fine dining and occasional domestic indulgences. We rarely shouted, threatened, condemned or accused one another of unpleasant social behavior. Then the perfect...
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In the depth of winter, when I open a jar of black raspberry jelly or syrup, the smell immediately transports me back to summer. I can see the dark purple berries, hear the gnats buzzing round my ears, feel the hot summer sun on my head and hear the...
Tags: Tomatoes, Forests, Forestry and Timber, Salt, Natural Resources
L.A. NOWMemorial for animals killed in experiments: Animal rights activists said they planned to hold a memorial Saturday evening for hundreds of animals they charge were “tortured and killed” in cruel laboratory experiments conducted at UCLA....
L.A. NOWMore than one in four Californians lives within Los Angeles County, according to new numbers from the state Department of Finance. The county’s population grew by nearly 51,000 residents over the last year. In all, more than 9.9 million people......
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