By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:02 AM
A technical problem could prevent thousands of Medicaid applicants from being properly enrolled.
By Andrew Taylor | 12/06/13 09:32 AM
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:50 AM
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
12/06/13 08:26 AM
A criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan says the Russians, who are protected by diplomatic immunity, illegally obtained $1.5 million in benefits.
12/05/13 10:27 AM
(gazette.com) Congressman Doug Lamborn is pushing a plan that would cut federal programs including Social Security, Medicare and crop insurance subsides by $30 billion a year so defense spending can be increased. Read more at...
12/05/13 10:00 AM
(swampland.time.com) When the House voted in September to cut $40 billion from the federal food-stamp program over 10 years, all but 15 Republicans supported the measure while not a single Democrat did so. But according to a TIME analysis of county-by-county food-stamp-enrollment data compiled by...
By Jim Kuhnhenn | 12/05/13 09:40 AM
WASHINGTON — Amid public doubts over his stewardship of the economy, President Barack Obama is putting a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he pushes for short-term congressional action and begins setting the domestic agenda for the remainder of his presidency. The...
By Cal Thomas | 12/04/13 05:34 PM
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once-proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust. The city is $18 billion in the hole thanks...
By Editorial Writer | 12/04/13 05:27 PM
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit is indeed bankrupt and can proceed with its Chapter 9 filing. The facts in the case gave him no grounds on which to rule otherwise: The Motor City has an estimated $18 billion in debt and cannot reliably provide even basic services...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/04/13 12:42 PM
More than half of American families live on less than $60,000 a year, and almost half have earnings that are just two and a half times the federal poverty level, according to a study released by the Hamilton Project on Wednesday, when President Obama is scheduled to take the podium to draw...
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