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  • An alternative approach to the gender pay gap

    President Obama has made it clear that the gender pay gap is at the top of his talking points heading into the months before the midterm elections, but his preferred solution isn't going anywhere, even as alternatives that might be viable go unexplored.

  • American Crossroads posts strong March fundraising numbers

    American Crossroads raised $5.2 million last month, posting its best March since launching in the 2010 election cycle. The Republican super PAC, founded by Mike Duncan, Steven Law and Karl Rove, still lags in cash on hand compared to this point in 2012, when it reported $24.4 million in the...

  • Obama urges Vladimir Putin to help resolve crisis, remove Russian troops from Ukraine border

    President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday about the escalating crisis in Ukraine, urging him to use his influence to convince pro-Russian forces to stand down and leave the buildings they are occupying in eastern Ukraine.

  • Report: Men paid more than women on Capitol Hill staffs

    As the Senate rejected legislation last week aimed at ending wage discrimination among men and women in the workforce, Congressional staffers faced a similar, but smaller, wage gap of their own. In 2013, female staffers in congressional offices were paid 91 cents for every dollar that men made...

  • Lawmakers say e-cigarette makers target kids

    A group of congressional Democrats released a report Monday accusing the electronic cigarette industry of pushing their products on children and teens. The report shows a significant increase in recent years in the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors through social media, radio and televisions...

  • White House: There will be costs for Russia's 'series of provocations'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney called a Russian fighter jet's buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea one of a series of Russian “provocations” and threatened that there would be costs for Moscow's aggressive actions in Ukraine. “I can assure you that Russia's...

  • Jay Carney: No timetable for releasing information about Obamacare sign-ups

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said he doesn't know when the administration plans to release more information about the 7.5 million Americans who signed up for Obamacare on the federal exchanges by the March 31 deadline. The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for...

  • Female veterans highlight military experience in quest for Congress

    One of the first things Wendy Rogers would do if elected to Congress is to call up other female veterans. "Among all women veterans there is a special bond," she told the Washington Examiner. "The first people I'm going to look up when I'm elected are going to be women veterans, Democrats and...

  • Congressional Budget Office projects deficit to fall to $492 billion in 2014

    The Congressional Budget Office projected Monday that the federal deficit will fall to $492 billion for fiscal 2014. At just 2.8 percent of gross domestic product, that would be the smallest budget shortfall as a share of the economy since 2007, and a significant drop from last year's $680...

  • John Boehner and seven GOP lawmakers back from secret Afghanistan trip

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan, this past weekend with seven other House Republican lawmakers to get a first-hand look at the political situation in the country after the recent democratic elections, Boehner's office announced Monday. The trip was not...

  • Obama: Religious-based violence has no place in our society

    President Obama reflected on the deadly shooting in Kansas during a White House Easter prayer breakfast, saying it is time to “combat the ignorance, the intolerance, including anti-Semitism, that can lead to hatred and violence.” “As Americans, we not only need to open our hearts to the...

  • Crisis in Ukraine distracts Obama foreign policy team ahead of Asia trip

    Nearly one week before President Obama's latest multi-country tour through Asia, a crisis in the Ukraine is again stealing the administration's foreign policy focus as pro-Russian militants ignore a deadline set by Kiev to withdraw from towns throughout the eastern part of the country. Russian...

  • The week ahead in economics: France's Thomas Piketty, inflation and Janet Yellen

    While members of Congress are out of Washington this week, the French economist Thomas Piketty will be visiting to spread ideas that could become influential both in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Administration was 'flat-out wrong' that exchanges would be ready

    Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged in an interview aired Sunday that the Obama administration was "flat-out wrong" that the health insurance exchanges created by the new health care law would be ready on Oct. 1 of last year. Sebelius, who stepped down...

  • Rand Paul defends Jeb Bush on immigration, clarifies Iraq criticism of Dick Cheney

    U.S. senator and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday criticized the recent suggestion of another possible GOP hopeful, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that illegal immigration to the U.S. is an "act of love" rather than a felony. Paul said that Bush "might have...



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