By Meghashyam Mali | 12/06/13 12:07 PM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa to attend memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Friday. “President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory...
By Susan Crabtree | 12/06/13 12:00 PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, already seen as an untrustworthy irritant by the Obama administration, startled the world by balking -- at the last second -- over signing a post-war security pact with the United States. The controversial leader is cementing his reputation as unreliable, raising...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/06/13 11:54 AM
Three years after the passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law, regulators are rushing to finish writing the rules for one of its key provisions: the Volcker Rule. Boosters see the rule, which would restrict investment banks from engaging in speculative trading on their own behalf...
By Zack Colman | 12/06/13 11:54 AM
As lawmakers ramp up efforts to kill a key wind energy incentive that expires at the end of the year, the wind industry is concentrating on winning concessions in a potential federal tax-code overhaul.
By Sean Lengell | 12/06/13 11:53 AM
There has been no shortage of energy on Capitol Hill this year, as extreme partisanship has fueled bitter and protracted battles that have kept lawmakers constantly in the news. But despite the noise, Congress has failed to advance many of its core agenda items, including the most basic of...
By Brian Hughes | 12/06/13 11:50 AM
The person most responsible for repairing the botched healthcare.gov website has no official title. If Jeffrey Zients, President Obama's “Mr. Fix-It,” is the public face of the Obamacare cleanup effort, Michael Dickerson, a site-reliability engineer on leave from Google, is the invisible...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/06/13 11:50 AM
After Martinez appeared with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during his re-election campaign, Christie gushed to reporters about Martinez. Could the two of them be hitting the campaign trail together again in 2016?
By Rebecca Berg | 12/06/13 11:49 AM
Gov. Susana Martinez is acutely aware of her place in history. She was elected in 2010 as New Mexico’s first female governor and the nation’s first Hispanic female governor. At events, she’s often introduced as such, in no small part because she’s a Republican, and the party has...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/06/13 11:49 AM
Kelley Sayler for the Center for a New American Security: In the latest installment of the ongoing military camouflage saga, the U.S. Army is said to have abandoned its $10 million investigation into replacing the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP), a design that was so reviled by military...
By Tim Mak | 12/06/13 11:43 AM
Elizabeth Warren has said repeatedly that she isn't running for president in 2016. But fellow Democrats apparently don't hear her. Progressives hoping to pull the Democratic Party further to the left still see Warren as a potential standard-bearer for their cause.
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