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Maryland Democrats and immigration activists gathered Tuesday to celebrate passage of the Dream Act on the same day opponents said they are nearing a key milestone in forcing a referendum on the issue.
The U.S. Postal Service will default on billions of dollars in workers' compensation and retiree health payments and could have trouble making payroll without help from Congress, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned the Senate on Tuesday.
The most provocative and potentially most dangerous economic policy initiative of the Obama administration is only now beginning to attract coverage — its proposal to shut down Boeing's second 787 Dreamliner plant in right-to-work South Carolina in mid-stream (after hundreds of millions of dollars have already been spent) in order to confine Boeing's new airplane construction to a union state (Washington).
A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as "adult babies" are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments — after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built.
As the proud grandfather of three beautiful grand- daughters, I have closely followed news stories about autism, a developmental disability in children that seems to have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The claim that there is a connection between the vaccination of children and the onset of autism has troubled me, as it has my sons and their wives, the mothers of my grandkids - 7-year-old Riley, 5-year-old Kate, and Cameron, age 7 months.
China's top military leader and a group of officers are set to visit sensitive U.S. military bases this week, in exchanges that defense and congressional officials say run counter to a 2000 law designed to limit such exchanges from bolstering Beijing's arms buildup.
While last week's editorial on the merits of a Balanced Budget Amendment promotes a desirable objective, it would have been better had The Washington Times not equated the failure to lift the debt limit to the functional equivalent of defaulting on U.S. debt ("Use the Constitution to cut spending," Comment & Analysis, Thursday).
As the swollen Mississippi River threatens residents of the South, a 1951 painting is a reminder of another devastating flood 60 years ago.
A new study finds that more than a year after provisions of a major credit card reform act took effect, the dire warnings of higher borrowing rates, bigger penalties and fewer options for consumers have not come to pass.