November 2015 Archive

War over soda taxes coming to a polling place near you

<p>Government do-gooders and conservatives who are worried that America is becoming a nanny state have one more thing to fight about in 2016: soda taxes.</p><p>Public ...

Who gets credit for climate accord? W, that’s who

<br><p>The Paris climate talks are expected to conclude next month with a celebrated new international accord ratcheting down greenhouse gas pollution from the world’s richest ...

Everything you need to know about the Paris climate talks

Here’s why this conference is such a big deal.

White House reins in expectations for Paris

<p>PARIS — Some deal will almost certainly emerge from the worldwide climate negotiations that President Barack Obama will kick off here Monday. The White House’s ...

Hillary Clinton's pothole politics

<p>BOSTON —Standing in front of a cheering crowd of 800 construction trade union members and supporters inside Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall with Mayor Marty Walsh ...

COP 21 climate deal hinges on cash payouts to developing countries

Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa was explicit earlier this year when asked what it would take for developing countries to sign up for the emerging ...

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders support marijuana reform, citing faulty data

The “war on drugs” has become a chief target for Democratic presidential hopefuls who use outsized rhetoric to say drug laws, particularly those regarding marijuana, ...

Catfish farmers in Mississippi, Alabama being squeezed by Vietnamese imports

The Obama administration released new rules last week imposing stiffer requirements on catfish sold as food — a move Southern lawmakers cheered, hoping it will ...

Ayatollah Khamenei reaffirms commitment to Iran's Islamic Revolution, dashes Obama moderation hopes

Iran’s supreme leader, unbowed by the nuclear agreement with the U.S., has told his country’s most prestigious and powerful military officers that the Islamic revolution ...

New councilman now can't get paid for 1 of his jobs

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – Caddo Parish Commissioner-elect John Atkins says an ethics board ruling apparently means he cannot be paid for at least one of ...

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