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Part-Time Looks Fine To Working Mothers 60% Prefer It to Full-Time or No Job By Donna St. George Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, July 12, 2007; Page A01 new majority of working moms in the United States would be happiest in part-time jobs, with fewer seeing full-time work...
McCain Call Raises an Ethics Question By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MICHAEL COOPER Published: July 12, 2007 WASHINGTON, July 11 — About 3 p.m. Tuesday, Senator John McCain ducked off the Senate floor, entered the Republican cloakroom and took out his mobile phone. Just hours after...
Bogus company gets radioactives license By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 11, 7:42 PM ET WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators set up a bogus company with only a postal box and within a month obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that...
A Senator’s Moral High Ground Gets a Little Shaky By ADAM NOSSITER Published: July 11, 2007 NEW ORLEANS, July 10 — From the beginning of his political career 16 years ago, Senator David Vitter has been known for efforts to plant himself on the moral high ground, challenging the...
State to test students' fitness 05:13 AM CDT on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 By STACI HUPP / The Dallas Morning News shupp@dallasnews.com The newest standardized test in Texas will make millions of children sweat next year. It also will make them run a mile and touch their toes...
Psychologists to review stance on gays NEW YORK (AP) — The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by...
Arrest may lead to 'John TV' appearance By ANTHONY SPANGLER Star-Telegram Staff Writer They call it "John TV." The names and photos of people arrested on suspicion of buying or selling sex could be featured on the city's cable television station and highlighted on the city's Web...
Oregon man flies 193 miles in balloon-powered lawn chair 03:20 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Associated Press BEND, Ore. - Last weekend, Kent Couch settled down in his lawn chair with some snacks -- and a parachute. Attached to his lawn chair were 105 large helium balloons...
'More Names Will Come Out,' Lawyer in D.C. Escort Case Vows By Sue Anne Pressley Montes Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, July 11, 2007; Page A02 For months, alleged D.C. madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey has promised that her voluminous phone records -- all 46 pounds of them...