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  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August, first drop in 16 months, as energy costs dip.

  • US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent.

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. The Labor Department says consumer prices edged down 0.2...

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The Commerce Department says the deficit in the current account shrank...

  • FedEx tops Street 1Q forecasts

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx's fiscal first-quarter net income rose 24 percent, thanks partly to a strong performance by its ground division. Its results beat analysts' estimates. The stock climbed before the market open on Wednesday. FedEx is getting a boost from the growth in online shopping,...

  • Republican senators to transfer $3 million to NRSC after appeal by McConnell

    Senate Republicans on Tuesday agreed to transfer $3 million in personal campaign funds to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in their bid to capture the Senate majority this November, sources confirmed. With control of the Senate on the line and Democrats and their allies pouring...

  • Clinton faces first attack ad

    "Stop Hillary PAC" launched a new six-figure online and TV ad campaign Wednesday, criticizing Clinton for "not being forthcoming about the deadly 2012 attacks" in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Harkin: Gridlock gives WH power

    The outgoing Democratic senator is critical of how lawmakers fail to compromise with one another, he said in an interview with PBS after his 37th and final "Harkin Steak Fry."

  • Drug czar: Marijuana top drug in fatal car wrecks

    President Obama's drug czar has a warning for America's stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

  • US hones in on homegrown ISIS threat

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says at least one foreign fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has already traveled in and out of the United States before committing a suicide bombing overseas.

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader Tuesday whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of...

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » NY man indicted for helping ISIS A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment charging 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq...

  • Congress may adjourn this week

    Before adjourning, both chambers must pass a stopgap funding bill that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Gates: 'There Will Be Boots on the Ground If There's to Be Any Hope of Success in the Strategy'

    Robert Gates, President Obama's first defense secretary, said this morning on CBS that President Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is unrealistic: "The reality is, they're...

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  • The Party of Reason?

    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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  • Getting There

    Obamacare—or at least the version of it that the president and his advisers currently think they can get away with putting into place—has been upending arrangements and reshuffling the deck in the...

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