By Tim Mak | 10/04/13 05:18 AM
Counterfeit electronics are a huge problem for the U.S. military, and a defense contractor says DNA stripped from plants could help solve it.
By Tim Mak and Rebecca Berg | 10/03/13 06:24 PM
The U.S. Capitol was locked down and a police officer reportedly injured Thursday when a woman driving a black Infiniti led police on a chase from the White House to Capitol Hill. The woman was shot by police and later died of her injuries. A child in the woman's car appeared uninjured....
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 08:08 PM
A government shutdown may disrupt the revocation of security clearances for those with dangerous mental illness, including the mechanism which could have prevented shooter Aaron Alexis from entering the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., this September. The Pentagon's Central Adjudication Facility...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 05:16 PM
UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. -- Heritage Action says it opposes House Republicans' latest government funding proposal, arguing that seeking a delay of the individual mandate in the new health care law "would do little to stop Obamacare's massive new entitlements from taking root." Republican House...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 04:01 PM
Shuttering the government has costs of its own: A pair of government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost the federal government more than $2 billion in today's dollars, or nearly $80 million a day. A 1996 congressional report estimated that it cost $1.4 billion to shut down the government for 27...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 01:31 PM
Democratic female senators reprised their charges that Republicans are waging a "war on women" Monday, citing a new provision in a House funding bill that target women's preventative health care. The Republican House approved the spending proposal in the wee hours of Sunday that included a...
By Tim Mak and David M. Drucker | 09/29/13 01:08 AM
UPDATE: 12:30 a.m. — In defiance of a White House threat to veto, the House of Representatives brought the country one step closer to a government shutdown very early Sunday by passing a spending bill that would delay the president's signature health care law. In a rare early Sunday morning...
By Tim Mak | 09/27/13 06:47 AM
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in a rut. Nearly seven out of 10 New Yorkers want the next mayor to be someone who's nothing like Bloomberg, someone who would take the city in a different direction, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC 4/Marist poll shows.
By Tim Mak | 09/25/13 07:24 PM
“Why do you assume the labor market is elastic?” read a recent tweet from the official account of Crossfit, the popular-but-controversial fitness regimen.
By Tim Mak | 09/22/13 11:40 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both expressed frustration Sunday with the tactics heralded by conservative senators hoping to provoke an Obamacare showdown on the bill to fund government. "If we can do this, we should do it. But we can't," Coburn said on CBS's "Face...
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