By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:14 AM
An Oscar-winning actor and the head of a national relief agency are scheduled to visit Arkansas on Monday to talk about the importance of breakfast among school children whose hunger distracts them while they are also trying to learn.
03/17/14 09:12 AM
Washington, D.C., is seeing a rapid growth in the number of K-12 students eating a free breakfast at school. In the District, the rate went up by 72 percent between 2009 to 2013, from 20,431 participating students to 35,038. Compared to all 50 states, D.C. saw the fastest growth. The number of...
By Rich Tucker | 03/15/14 04:43 PM
Stay in any job for six decades and you’re bound to be a bit jaded when you finally retire. “I find serving in the House to be obnoxious,” Rep. John Dingell recently told the Detroit News. “It's become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the...
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 02:35 PM
Several hundred supporters of Medicaid expansion gathered at the state Capitol to send a message to lawmakers who are deadlocked on the issue.
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 02:06 PM
In his first months on the job, Virginia Gov. Terry McAullife is trying to capitalize on Democrats' takeover of top state offices and the state Senate by pushing a key element of President Obama's health care law through a Republican-dominated House of Delegates.
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 01:43 PM
Arizona State Hospital is now in compliance with federal regulations and is no longer at risk of losing its Medicare funding, according to a letter from an official.
By Sean Lengell | 03/14/14 02:53 PM
The Congressional Black Caucus has taken Rep. Paul Ryan to task for comments he made about poverty in U.S. "inner cities" and invited the Wisconsin Republican to address the group.
By Paul Bedard | 03/14/14 12:08 PM
A top Republican campaigning for immigration reform is warning that America needs at least 1 million more immigrants every year just for basic farming and construction jobs, not ban like some in the party are advocating. Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under former President George W....
By Joel Gehrke | 03/13/14 06:51 PM
Millionaires will no longer qualify for unemployment benefits under the bipartisan Senate deal unveiled Thursday afternoon, ending a subsidy that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attacked as a "reverse Robin Hood" provision designed to increase support for government programs. "Notwithstanding any...
By Jeremy Barr | 03/13/14 04:28 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months.
By David Limbaugh | 03/13/14 04:15 PM
With each passing day, President Obama, leftism personified, demonstrates that leftism is characterized by anything other than the human compassion it claims as its exclusive possession. I've always said leftists are about not compassion or treating people with sensitivity and respect, much...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/13/14 11:09 AM
Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in January, ending a two-month slide and beating expectations. The Census Bureau reported Thursday that U.S. consumers spent $427.2 billion on goods and services in February, in its first estimate of retail spending. The Census also revised down its estimates...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/13/14 09:19 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.
By Michael Barone | 03/12/14 07:50 PM
The jobs data are certainly depressing, as economists of just about every ideological stripe agree. Total national employment is down from the 2007 peak of 147 million to 144 million.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/12/14 06:50 PM
New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...
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