07/30/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lois Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in...
07/30/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June...
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 12:30 PM
Vice President Joe Biden wants supporters to write a check to celebrate President Obama's 53rd birthday.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 11:56 AM
Last year's government shutdown coincided with the strongest economic growth of the economic recovery, data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday show.
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 11:45 AM
Bill and Hillary Clinton are under fire today after State Department documents showed that it rubber-stamped the former president's expansive and sometimes high-priced overseas speaking engagements while his wife was in charge of foreign policy with many of those nations.
By Sean Higgins | 07/30/14 11:42 AM
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for repealing the federal government's Davis-Bacon Act, which sets wages for federal contracting work.
07/30/14 11:33 AM
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields —...
07/30/14 11:33 AM
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy...
By Ed Sykes and David M. Drucker | 07/30/14 11:30 AM
Rumors are flying about who could launch a bid for president in 2016, but Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan might skip the race. Senior Congressional Correspondent David Drucker explains why in this latest installment of WEX BackStory.
07/30/14 11:15 AM
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian official: 15 dead, more than 150 wounded in strike on busy Gaza market.
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 11:08 AM
Influential Rep. Paul Ryan said "There is just no confidence or faith" that President Obama will enforce new immigration laws.
07/30/14 10:30 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint's second-quarter profit fell 8.6 percent as expenses tied to changes in the nation's health care laws climbed. It still beat Wall Street expectations, and the nation's second-biggest health insurer raised its profit expectations for the year. Its shares fell in...
By Terence Jeffrey | 07/30/14 10:10 AM
The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 10:08 AM
U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday morning. Real GDP grew at a 4 percent annual rate, beating analysts' expectations and marking a sharp swing back toward economic expansion after the first quarter's contraction.
By Austin Bay | 07/30/14 10:07 AM
Military historian A. A. Nofi told me that in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm definitely believed the Austrians had won the diplomatic struggle over the murder of Austro-Hungarian Empire Archduke Ferdinand. However, he failed "to fully grasp that the Austrians wanted a war to crush the Serbs."
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