By Timothy P. Carney | 07/30/14 02:25 PM
Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst, to her discredit, supports the federal ethanol mandate. In fact, she is lobbying the Obama administration to increase the mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS. Ernst wrote in a letter to the EPA, "the RFS ensures our national fuel...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/30/14 02:25 PM
A bipartisan group of eight Senators on Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses.Â
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 02:22 PM
The Federal Reserve continued cutting its monthly bond purchases Wednesday, bringing the monetary stimulus program within months of its end. At the end of a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C., officials at the central bank announced that they would cut the monthly purchases of Treasury bonds...
By Blake Seitz | 07/30/14 02:11 PM
A series of emails sent in November 2012, when IRS targeting was still taking place, show Lois Lerner's contempt for conservative talk radio and what she calls "the whacko wing of the GOP."
By Ashe Schow | 07/30/14 02:10 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio is sponsoring bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing sexual assaults on college campuses, but College Democrats want you to remember how much you should still hate the Florida GOP senator.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/30/14 02:02 PM
Wikipedia may be sexist â€" and the federal government intends to spend more than $200,000 to find out why.
By Michael Barone | 07/30/14 01:47 PM
If you want to read a stinging critique of Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East diplomacy, take a look at Adam Garfinkle's take in The American Interest blog.
07/30/14 01:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning the shelling of a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip that was sheltering displaced Palestinians. Israel has acknowledged the shelling. The U.S. did not say who's responsible for shelling the school. Gaza officials say Israel shelled the school,...
07/30/14 01:46 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...
07/30/14 01:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama's health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press. The findings...
07/30/14 01:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a...
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 01:27 PM
She is now considered the Grandma-in-Chief, but first lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, once told her daughter that after raising two kids herself, "don't expect me to raise any kid of yours!" according to a rare analysis of her White House role.
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 01:17 PM
Influential Rep. Paul Ryan said "There is just no confidence or faith" that President Obama will enforce new immigration laws.
07/30/14 01:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US condemns Israel's shelling of UN school in Gaza Strip.
By Zack Colman | 07/30/14 01:15 PM
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC is targeting Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst in a $2.6 million TV ad campaign.
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