By Steve Contorno | 10/03/13 02:36 PM
A top State Department official asked Congress on Thursday to delay further sanctions against Iran until U.S. leaders meet with the country's leaders later this month to discuss the regime's nuclear programs. Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs, said if Iran's newfound...
By Steve Contorno | 10/03/13 01:35 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday accused House Speaker John Boehner of reneging on a deal reached in September to fund government and said the Republican leader has put his political future ahead of the country.
By Steve Contorno | 10/02/13 04:48 PM
Nearly three-quarters of the country's intelligence employees have been furloughed in the government shutdown, putting the country at risk, top intelligence officials said Wednesday. Because federal law defines essential employees in the agency as those necessary to protect the country from...
By Steve Contorno | 10/02/13 12:09 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has offered a plan that would end the shutdown of the federal government, and would set up a conference committee with the House on the federal budget once the government reopens.
By Steve Contorno | 10/01/13 12:11 PM
The shutdown of the federal government is throwing a potential wrench in the Virginia governor's race with a large number of the now-furloughed workers living in the Old Dominion.
By Steve Contorno | 09/30/13 06:41 PM
NBC is dropping plans for a miniseries based on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the network announced Monday, avoiding a showdown with the Republican Party. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue...
By Steve Contorno | 09/30/13 05:38 PM
Striking a combative tone, President Obama's top schools official on Monday blamed the "ideologues and extremists in our parties" for standing in the way of education reform. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called it "political silliness" that some conservatives accused the Obama...
By Steve Contorno | 09/27/13 04:31 PM
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has asked organizers of a debate two weeks before Election Day to raise the threshold for a third-party candidate to participate, according to one of the debate sponsors.
By Steve Contorno | 09/23/13 04:20 PM
It's only a matter of time before states start taxing Internet sales, advocates say. Supporters of an Internet sales tax quietly celebrated when a key House Republican recently signaled support for the idea. The decade-long effort had already gained more traction than ever before when the...
By Steve Contorno | 09/24/13 03:00 PM
The two major party candidates in the Virginia governor race have been the subject of so many scandals and controversies that the election may come down to which skeleton is last out of the closet.
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