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Health Programs Risk Sharp Cuts if Super Committee Deadlocks

Federal funding for medical research, disease prevention, and a host of public health initiatives could be sharply reduced if the congressional super committee fails to agree on a deficit-reduction package and triggers automatic cuts.

Public attention has largely focused on possible cuts to the huge entitlement programs for seniors and the poor such as Medicare and Medicaid, but health advocates are raising an alarm about many other smaller programs they say need to be protected.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 5:40pm

Poll: Nearly Three-in-Five Think Obama Policies Will Fail

Americans say they are rooting for President Obama's policies to succeed, but a majority thinks it is more likely that they will fail, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released late Monday.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

Reid Presses Ahead on Jobs

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday said he will offer a bill that provides $35 billion for states and local jurisdictions agencies to rehire teachers, firefighters, and police officers.

The announcement comes as President Obama touts the measure in appearances in North Carolina and Virginia.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

Top 10 House Fundraising Flops

Coming up with a list of congressional fundraising losers this quarter wasn't hard to do this quarter. Many of the members put into precarious situations because of redistricting did little to shore up their standing on the money front. And with fundraising down across-the-board, it wasn't uncommon to see five-figure totals - among members and recruits alike.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

Today's e-Reads Updated: No Cyberattack For Libya

Defense officials debated using cyberwarfare against Libya, according to the New York Times.

The Center for Public Integrity takes an in-depth look at how the charities supporting AT&T's merger with T-Mobile have received funding from the telecom giant.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

The Winners and Losers of Third-Quarter Senate Fundraising -- PICTURES

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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

Thomas Partners at MVC

Democratic lobbyist David Thomas has become a partner at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti  after joining the firm as a principal in 2006. Before MVC, Thomas was deputy director of legislative affairs for then-Vice President Al Gore, the top lobbyist for the Federal Trade Commission and chief of staff for Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

Occupy Wall Street Goes Global—PICTURES

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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 3:40pm

CDC: Alcohol Abuse Costs U.S. $224 Billion a Year

People who drink too much cost the U.S. economy $223.5 billion a year, and governments pay more than 60 percent of their health care costs, federal health experts reported on Monday.

Alcohol abuse kills 79,000 people a year, the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:40pm

Steve Jobs's Funeral Is Star-Studded Gathering

A week after Steve Jobs' private funeral, high-profile politicians, Silicon Valley stars and celebrities gathered at a Stanford memorial service for the former Apple CEO. The event had "ultra-tight security," reports Peter Delevet for Silicon Valley's San Jose Mercury News, but reports have trickled out giving us an idea of how last night's star-studded service looked. 

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 - 2:40pm