By Kelly Cohen | 07/16/14 04:50 PM
Three-fourths of Kansas' subsidized childcare services were given to non-U.S. citizens or families with too-old children, according to a federal watchdog.
By Sean Higgins | 07/15/14 02:59 PM
On Monday, Detroit is expected to release the results of a vote by the state's retirees on an accepting a "grand bargain" bailout package from Michigan.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
By Lisa Leff | 07/14/14 08:26 AM
California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.
By Adam Geller | 07/14/14 08:19 AM
The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent.
By Mark Scolforo | 07/14/14 08:17 AM
The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's budget.
By Phillip Rawls | 07/14/14 08:15 AM
Gov. Robert Bentley's opposition to new state taxes during his first term could change in a second term.
By Blake Seitz | 07/11/14 04:30 PM
Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes reached deep into the Democratic Party's bag of tricks for her latest line of attack against incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell: Mediscare.
By Steve Doty | 07/11/14 11:39 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett released a new campaign ad trying to show Democratic challenger Tom Wolf as uninformed about budget and pension issues.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 07/10/14 07:57 AM
Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/08/14 01:37 PM
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, spoke at the Center for American Progress on Tuesday morning to defend the Social Security disability insurance program.
By Paul Bedard | 07/08/14 06:41 AM
Patrick J. Buchanan has a new memoir that debunks several charges against Richard Nixon, including: the so-called GOP White House "southern strategy" was racist.
By Blake Seitz | 07/07/14 07:59 PM
City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents.
By Tom LoBianco | 07/07/14 08:39 AM
Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.
By Byron York | 08/18/14
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