04/16/14 12:47 PM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian soldiers manning...
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 12:45 PM
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 12:33 PM
President Obama on Wednesday urged House Republicans to “listen to the will of the American people” and bring immigration reform for a vote.
04/16/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed must remain intent on adjusting its policy as needed to respond to unforeseen economic challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen is seeking to explain the Fed's shifting guidance on its interest-rate policy,...
By Byron York | 04/16/14 12:27 PM
President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
04/16/14 12:15 PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and charcoal production, was shot and seriously wounded as he...
By Sean Higgins | 04/16/14 12:13 PM
A study released Tuesday by the Tax Analysis Center found that significantly reducing the corporate tax rate would also boost wages for workers and the economy overall. This could be done on a revenue-neutral basis by reducing the U.S. rate from its current 35 percent to just nine and...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 12:05 PM
In this interview with the Wall Street Journal, Charles Murray (an AEI colleague of mine) speaks of "the sense that a lot of Americans have that the game is rigged now," and says, "the problem is, a lot of that is true."
By Bloomberg News | 04/16/14 10:53 AM
Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 10:36 AM
Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 10:19 AM
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world — or even on the nation's home soil.
By Bloomberg News | 04/16/14 10:00 AM
Brent crude climbed above $110 a barrel for the first time in six weeks on signs that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating. West Texas Intermediate gained before the release of weekly U.S. government inventory data.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:59 AM
Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:55 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year to build a grass-roots network to challenge the National Rifle Association and seek stricter gun control laws. Bloomberg tells The New York Times he wants to absorb the groups he funds — Mayors Against...
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:54 AM
On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.
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