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Public pension reform key issue in California race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With decades of public service under his belt, 72-year-old California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown joked last month that he is the best pension investment California has ever seen. Read the full story from Reuters

Joe Miller’s Extreme Views On Gay Rights (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller gave some of his most extensive comments on gay rights in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, with his views often confusing and contradictory. He came out in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage while extolling the virtues of issues being handled at the […]

Anti-Taliban Campaign In Afghanistan Has Had Little Effect: Report

An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban so far has failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks to the insurgency or put meaningful pressure on its leaders to seek peace, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials citing the latest assessments of the war in Afghanistan. Escalated airstrikes and special operations raids have […]

Leonhardt: Obama Successes Outweighed by Job Losses

On the evening of Dec. 3 last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sent an advance copy of the next morning’s jobs report to the White House. It’s standard procedure for top White House and Federal Reserve officials to get an early look at the numbers, but there was nothing standard about this particular report. […]

AlaskaDispatch.com: Joe Miller Admits To Lying, But Do Alaskans Care?

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller was placed on administrative leave for 15 days and suspended without pay for three days in March 2008 for using co-workers’ computers at the Fairbanks North Star Borough in an effort to influence Republican Party politics, according to records released Tuesday by the borough under court order. In March 2008, […]

NTSB Probes Safety Of Airline Partnerships

WASHINGTON — The regional airline industry says safety is its top priority, in part because accidents are bad for business. But pilot unions and the families of air crash victims say safety has been sacrificed to cost-cutting at some carriers. The Federal Aviation Administration says it holds all airlines, large and small, to the same […]