Five years ago, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew flack for one wrong word. In a meeting in Geneva with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Clinton presented a token of good faith from the U.S.: a bright red and yellow button, bearing the word “reset” in Russian.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials will pay $22.3 million to lease temporary offices in addition to the record-breaking $145 million being spent to renovate the agency's headquarters, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The economy added 175,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, defying warnings that a harsh winter would continue to cloud the picture of the strength of the U.S. economy.
A group of GOP senators Thursday proposed a $10 billion plan to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for five months without adding to the nation's deficit. The plan would resurrect federal jobless benefits that ran out on Dec. 28 and provide retroactive pay.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki faced a fusillade of questions from reporters Thursday asking why the agency has yet to respond to a request for documents showing proof that President Obama's nominees for ambassadorships are qualified.
By ZACK COLMAN | 03/07/14 06:23 PM
Green eggs and ham isn't on the menu this time around. Instead, senators holding the floor for all of Monday and into Tuesday morning will serve up a heaping dose of climate change. Senate Democrats will control the...Read More...
By SUSAN CRABTREE | 03/07/14 06:13 PM
Facing legal action, the State Department on Friday responded to a request for documents about the qualifications of President Obama's ambassadorial nominees. The American Foreign Service Association, the labor union...Read More...
By MEGHASHYAM MALI | 03/07/14 04:48 PM
The White House said President Obama's conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin were “direct” and “candid,” and that the next few days would reveal if Moscow would de-escalate the Ukraine crisis....Read More...
By PHILIP KLEIN | 03/07/14 05:25 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., electrified the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with a defense of civil liberties and an attack on what he argued was excessive surveillance by the...Read More...
By CHARLIE SPIERING | 03/07/14 04:55 PM
When he spoke to the packed ballroom at CPAC on Friday, Sen. Rand Paul emphasized one thing: Liberty.Read More...
By JOEL GEHRKE | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., opened his CPAC speech by putting Republicans on notice that they need to shift toward the libertarian movement or lose the support of libertarian voters.Read More...
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Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is readying a potential 2016 presidential primary challenge to Hillary Clinton, claiming that the “same old same old ... Clinton type of politics” won't solve the problems of the nation.Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 03/06/14 02:00 PM
It's a well-known success story: Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker inherited a troubled state economy in 2011 after he defeated Democrat Tom Barrett. In his three years, unemployment dropped from 7.8 percent to 6.2...Read More...
By PAUL BEDARD | 03/06/14 12:50 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has cemented his place as a likely 2016 presidential candidate by signing a deal for a campaign-style book that will assail “government intrusion” under President Obama and spell out...Read More...