By Susan Ferrechio | 10/23/13 03:37 PM
What is the meaning of life? The answer is worth $24,953, at least according to the National Endowment for the Humanities, a taxpayer-funded federal agency that is providing an educational grant to study the question.
By Sean Lengell and Susan Ferrechio | 10/23/13 12:26 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believes the new health care law should move forward without delay and said that "sabotage" by Republicans, and not just computer glitches, is hindering implementation.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/23/13 04:36 AM
Despite a new, reform-minded title, this year's waterway infrastructure bill making its way through Congress is anything but reformed, says a group of fiscally conservative critics.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/22/13 04:11 PM
The Internal Revenue Service has made "no significant improvements" toward ending massive improper payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit program, according to an audit released Tuesday, which shows the agency issued more than $132 billion in wrongful tax credits over the past decade....
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/22/13 04:03 PM
The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday that the 2014 tax-filing season will be delayed by up to two weeks as a result of the recent partial government shutdown. The delay means taxpayers can start sending their 2013 tax returns in "no earlier than Jan. 28 and no later than Feb. 4," the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/21/13 05:56 PM
One of the central fights over Obamacare during this month's government funding battle focused on whether Congress should be exempted from parts of the new health care law. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Monday introduced a constitutional amendment that would end the debate.
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/21/13 12:52 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Monday that the Obama administration's efforts to smooth the troubled rollout of the new health care law "is of little comfort" to the employees who have had their work hours slashed because of the new law's employer mandate. Cantor, R-Va., called on...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/21/13 07:59 AM
After a government shutdown showdown that lasted the better part of October, the House this week will return to its normal business, with Republicans turning their attention to oversight of Obamacare and closed-door budget talks. The legislative schedule is light. The House will take up one...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/18/13 02:55 PM
Former House Speaker Tom Foley died at the age of 84 on Friday. Foley, a Washington state Democrat, lost his bid for re-election in 1994, despite his role as the top lawmaker in the House. Foley's defeat after 15 terms came in the year Republicans seized control of the chamber following more...
By Susan Ferrechio | 10/17/13 11:54 AM
Just 90 days away from the next budget showdown, congressional lawmakers were back at work early Thursday, initiating talks on a long-term budget deal they hope will end the gridlock and their crisis-driven management of the federal budget.
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