There has been no shortage of energy on Capitol Hill this year, as extreme partisanship has fueled bitter and protracted battles that have kept lawmakers constantly in the news. But despite the noise, Congress has failed to advance many of its core agenda items.
The person most responsible for repairing the botched healthcare.gov website has no official title. If Jeffrey Zients is the public face of the Obamacare cleanup effort, Michael Dickerson, a site-reliability engineer on leave from Google, is the invisible man overseeing hundreds of urgent repairs.
Three years after the passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law, regulators are rushing to finish writing the rules for one of its key provisions: the Volcker Rule. Boosters see the rule as a crucial measure for preventing bankers from recklessly gambling with depositors’ money.
By SUSAN CRABTREE | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The White House stressed the importance of passing a new round of unemployment insurance before Congress leaves on its holiday break next week but did not insist that it be part of any budget deal lawmakers on Capitol...Read More...
By ZACK COLMAN | 12/06/13 04:01 PM
The Obama administration finalized a rule Friday extending the length of permits that allow energy companies' wind farms to kill eagles without penalty.Read More...
By SUSAN CRABTREE | 12/06/13 02:17 PM
The Obama administration knew as early as August that the small-business portal on healthcare.gov would not be ready by the Oct. 1 launch, but delayed admitting those problems until Nov. 27, according to documents...Read More...
By MICHAEL BARONE | 12/06/13 07:35 PM
One interesting, but not always precisely reliable, measure of partisan preference is what pollsters call the generic vote -- which party's candidates people would vote for in elections to the...Read More...
By JOEL GEHRKE | 12/06/13 06:22 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., didn't endorse legalization of marijuana, but he wants to make it a much lesser crime, saying laws governing drug possession and sale are "so draconian that people wind up...Read More...
By SEAN HIGGINS | 12/06/13 05:38 PM
A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that although the United States has one of the highest rates of income inequality between the rich and the poor in the world, it is also one of the...Read More...
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A former CIA director on Friday said that Iran is just “a few months” away from having a nuclear bomb and he warned that Tehran’s best scenario of use would be a blast in the atmosphere that would destroy everything...Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 12/06/13 12:22 PM
Associates of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, known in Washington as a budget whiz kid, are working overtime to get him firmly placed in the top tier of the 2016 GOP potential nominees, they tell Secrets. Kasich, the former...Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 12/05/13 05:42 PM
President Obama finally knows how George W. Bush felt as he lumbered through his second term. A new Economist/YouGov poll finds that for the first time, more Americans than not don't like Obama. And independents who...Read More...