By Meghashyam Mali | 11/26/13 01:59 PM
White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest on Tuesday declined to rule out the possibility President Obama would use executive order to enact immigration reforms. “I don't want to speculate about what sort of actions the president might or might not take,” Earnest told reporters...
By Brian Hughes | 11/26/13 01:40 PM
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act forcing companies to provide their workers with insurance coverage for contraceptives. The nation’s highest court will decide whether employers can opt out of the birth control requirement if...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/26/13 12:37 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday said the U.S. was surprised by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s new conditions for signing a postwar security accord and that she was “sad and disappointed” by the delay. “It was stuff we had not seen or heard before in some respects,”...
By Zack Colman | 11/26/13 12:09 PM
Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would do "anything I can" to help lawmakers committed to climate change-friendly policies get elected in 2014.
By Steve Doty | 11/26/13 11:41 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's approval ratings have gone from bad to worse and are sinking even lower among members of his own party, a new Public Policy Polling poll shows. In the poll released Tuesday, the Republican governor clings to a 24 percent approval rating while 65 percent of the...
By Brian Hughes | 11/26/13 09:00 AM
The White House on Tuesday pressed Iran to return a former FBI agent -- missing for six years -- to the United States, seeking to use momentum from a newly struck deal over the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear program to score another long-sought diplomatic victory.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/25/13 07:22 PM
Labor market “churn” is picking up, but it remains low. Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey showed that there were 4.6 million hires in September, to go along with 4.4 million job separations. Overall job churn is still far from its prerecession...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/25/13 06:13 PM
President Obama on Monday responded to critics from the Left who have urged him to issue more executive orders to bypass legislative opposition on key issues, arguing that he could not “nullify Congress." During a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in San Francisco, Obama was...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/25/13 04:53 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Monday warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his refusal to sign a post-war security accord was “not viable” and that further delays would force the U.S. to begin planning for the withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/25/13 04:33 PM
A member of the House Republican leadership has set a new record, giving birth to a third child while serving in Congress. Aides to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is the communications director for the House Republican Conference, gave birth to Brynn Catherinem, who weighed in at 7 lbs 6...
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