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DIGITS: Fed up, but not tuning out

11/07/2013 1:27am
If there's one word that describes how Americans feel about politics these days, it's "negative." Majorities disapprove of Congress and the president and say the nation is heading in the wrong direction. Few trust their political leaders to make the right decisions, and some polls suggest voters would like to see the whole lot turned out next November.

Critics: Some unions could get break from fees

11/07/2013 1:28am
Critics of the new health care law are claiming some labor unions could get a break from fees imposed on everyone covered by health insurance.

Farm bill could hide farm locations from public

11/07/2013 1:42pm
Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations blamed for polluting water or soil.

Top Catholic bishop presses House on immigration

11/07/2013 4:30pm
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue "a matter of great moral urgency" that cannot wait.

Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

11/07/2013 7:44pm
Reflecting Americans' increasing acceptance of gays, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would bar workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.