3 hrs ago
Manchin takes aim at FDA over approved painkiller
Sen. Joe Manchin plans to introduce legislation in the coming days that would push back against the Food and Drug Administration for approving a controversial prescription drug, his office confirmed Wednesday.
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Wall Street Journal
Grand Central: Community Bankers Vie For Seat on Fed's Board
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Will flood insurance bill get a vote this week? It's still up in the air.
There is still no definitive word on whether House-passed legislation to limit most flood insurance premiums to increases of 18 percent a year will come up for a Senate vote this week.
Exxon's Russia ties still strong amid crisis - Landrieu names ENR staff director
EXXON'S RUSSIA TIES STILL STRONG AMID CRISIS: The standoff between the United States and Russia isn't getting in the way of ExxonMobil's lucrative relationship with Vladimir Putin's regime.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Michael Markarian: Animal advocates glad for active Vitter legislation
Vitter's legislation makes it a federal crime to attend or bring a child under the age of 16 to an animal fight.
Democratic senators plan all-night discussion on dangers of climate change
Twenty-eight Democratic senators plan to participate in an all-night discussion late Monday and Tuesday morning designed to raise attention about what the speakers view as the urgent need for Congress to address climate change.
Elections Morning Digest: Republicans start the pre-blame game in Florida's 13th
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Editorial: Senate should approve flood insurance bill
The House last week approved the Homeowner Flood insurance Affordability Act, on the heels of the Senate's Jan. 30 passage of its own version of the bill.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Liberal labor union makes Republican arguments against Obamacare
A new labor union research report offers a scathing indictment of how Obamacare affects middle-class workers.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Calcasieu Ship Channel receives $10 million in dredging funds
Too drunk to gamble? That's the claim of a California man suing a Las Vegas casino he says continued to serve him drinks and loan him money after he was so drunk he suffered a blackout.
Silicon Alley Insider
Senators Allege That Drug Companies Paid To Help Get Approval For A Dangerous New Painkiller
Ever since a coalition of doctors came out against the controversial new painkiller Zohydro , health officials have been questioning how the drug got approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the first place.
On the Hill: Sens. Landrieu and Vitter support bill to take sexual assault prosecution decisions away from commanders
Sens. Mary Landrieu D-La., left, and David Vitter, R-La., were on the same side on legislation to take decisions about prosecuting sexual assaults away from military commanders.
Stephanie Grace: Caldwell gets a challenge from the right
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's appearance at U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's annual Washington Mardi Gras party late last month caused a bit of a stir, and not just because Caldwell treated the crowd to a mean Elvis impersonation.
The Daily Caller
Is exporting natural gas key to dealing with Russia?
How can the U.S. break the Russian energy cartel that can hold Europe hostage on a whim? By exporting natural gas, say federal lawmakers and energy experts.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Nevada's Dean Heller: Bill will cut VA backlog
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., was among a group of senators who introduced legislation Thursday to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims that have clogged many Veterans Affairs regional offices, including the one in Reno.
Our Views: A huge win in House
With a tremendous victory for the Louisiana delegation in the U.S. House, a new bill would repeal the drastic and unaffordable increases in costs for the National Flood Insurance Program.
Senators Casey,And Heller Unveil VA Backlog Report, Legislation
Chairs of the VA Backlog Working Group, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Dean Heller , along with Senators David Vitter , Jon Tester , Martin Heinrich and Senator Jerry Moran , released the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, comprehensive legislation designed to reduce the backlog of veterans' disability claims.
Harry Reid to Politico: 'Get a brain, OK?'
This might be the most refreshing interview Politico has ever conducted with a politician .
Wall Street Journal
Justice Won't Prosecute EPA Scientist
A recent Journal editorial noted an appalling double standard: the Department of Justice has given a pass to senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency who enabled fake spy John Beale to steal almost $900,000 from taxpayers.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Justice Department nominee blocked by critics who denounce his representation of convicted cop killer
The nomination of a veteran civil rights lawyer to head the Justice Department's civil rights division was blocked Wednesday after a contentious Senate debate Wednesday, with opponents citing his work on the death penalty appeal of a convicted cop killer.