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Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password

Sean Higgins | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires...

Oops: Feds give out wrong contact information for data security effort

Sean Higgins | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a press release that announced $3 million in grants for projects intended to "improve online security and privacy."

Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes,...

Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad

Sean Higgins | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

"Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.

Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

Sean Higgins | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 12 Pacific Rim countries, to include an exception stating that tobacco products...

Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Democrats and liberal activists have added a new argument to their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that an international trade deal being negotiated by the White House...

College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

Sean Higgins | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

"We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director...

Republicans introduce bill to hobble NLRB

Sean Higgins | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to radically overhaul the federal National Labor Relations Board, saying it has become a tool of special interests.

Liberals fume as Obama advances trade deal

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Liberal allies stateside who accuse him of ignoring their numerous objections to the deal, which would be one of the biggest in U.S. history even though China is not included in it.

Democratic support for immigration reform slips

Sean Higgins | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Overall, among Democrats, support for a policy that includes some form of legalization for immigrants dropped from 84 percent last year to 78 percent today.