VIA CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Senate Finance Committee passed a long-awaited $829 billion health care bill Tuesday by a 14-9 vote. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was the lone committee member to cross party lines, breaking with other Republicans to vote for the measure. All the committee’s Democrats supported the bill. The plan is projected […]

VIA MSN CAREERS: By Rachel Zupek Let’s be honest: Sometimes you don’t care about the job — you just care about the salary. But it’s awfully hard to look for a job that fits both your salary requirements and your skill set. Not to mention that we always tell you that your work and career […]

VIA WJLA: There’s a new controversy over speed cameras in one part of Montgomery County Monday night. The issue is around how to spend the money made from the fines imposed. In Chevy Chase Village, the police department wants to buy tasers with the money — but that’s not sitting well with everyone. Montgomery County […]

It’s often said that life, like the music industry, goes in cycles. So it is for Kevon Edmonds — singer, songwriter, producer and proud carrier of the R&B torch. His new album, Who Knew, marks another milestone in the career of a man who embodies the word artist: recording only the finest material, putting his […]

VIA YAHOO! HOTJOBS: By Larry Buhl The latest directory of job titles from Occupational Information Network (O*Net) features a variety of new entries that many people have never heard before. Some of these jobs — at least the duties — have been around in some form for a while. What’s new is a “professional pathway” […]

VIA THE GAZETTE: Prohibition, meet the “textaholic.” Largo-area young and old alike in the habit of clutching their phones while behind the wheel, poised to send a text or update their Facebook or Twitter status at any moment, may still be getting used to a new ban on texting while driving. But many agree the […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Joseph Hairston enlisted in the Army in 1940 as an 18-year-old and still remembers the cold stares and disgusted gazes of his white commanding officers. Hairston, 87, served in the 599th Field Artillery Battalion and became one of the Army’s first black commissioned officers. He deployed to Italy in 1944 and, like […]

VIA BUSINESS ON MAIN: By Eve Tahmincioglu There comes a time when a business owner starts thinking about going from Joe’s Roofing to Joe’s Roofing Inc., Corp. or LLC. And there’s no doubt that adding one of these fancy business designations to your company’s name offers an air of professionalism. The key is figuring out […]

This morning George Parker, president of the Washington Teachers Union, appeared on FOX 5 to discuss the Washington, DC teacher layoffs and Michelle Rhee. Watch the video right here and share your comments on this volatile situation.

VIA NPR: President Obama on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, a stunning choice of an official who had been in office for less than two weeks before this year’s nomination deadline. Obama won the prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced, saying it […]