By Washington Examiner | 03/13/14 05:18 PM
When Congress and President Carter approved creation of the present inspector general program in 1978, the new officials were intended to be the front line of attack against waste and fraud in the federal government. Federal spending was just over $400 billion that year. Washington will spend...
By Zack Colman | 03/11/14 01:37 PM
President Obama expanded a California national monument Tuesday, making good on a pledge to unilaterally declare more wilderness areas if Congress doesn't. "[I]n my State of the Union address I talked about taking any actions that I could to ensure that this incredible gift of American lands,...
By Noemie Emery | 02/18/14 01:41 PM
Pity the president, first among equals, obliged by the pulls of democracy and of his office to be "equal" and also be "first" all at once. Picking a leader, people look for somebody well above average, stronger and brighter, with superior judgment, keener intelligence and the ability to be...
By Gene Healy | 02/17/14 07:00 PM
Deals on used cars, discount mattresses and not so much as an honorific doodle of Teddy Roosevelt on Google's homepage -- have we drifted away from the true spirit of Presidents Day?
By Paul Bedard | 02/17/14 10:35 AM
With more and more Americans showing ignorance about who the father of the nation is, a Virginia congressman is moving to restore the birthday of George Washington as a standalone federal holiday, not one created to shop sales. “We need to change the focus from celebrating sales at the mall...
By Paul Bedard | 02/14/14 01:56 PM
America, you know how to treat a president and his family. With another Presidents' Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer's tab for the...
By David M. Drucker | 02/07/14 11:43 AM
Democrats and Republicans have long debated how Reid managed to get such a tight grip on the upper chamber. But there is no debating this much: Nothing happens on the floor, or in committee, without the Nevada Democrat's approval.
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/05/14 03:59 PM
Organizing for Action on Tuesday celebrated the 225th anniversary of the election of America's first president by posting a picture on Twitter.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/05/14 07:39 AM
“I applaud this morning's news that CVS Caremark has decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores, and begin a national campaign to help millions of Americans quit smoking instead,” said Obama in a statement.
By Paul Bedard | 02/01/14 05:59 AM
With one eye on his lame duck presidency and the other on his legacy, President Obama has ordered up a foundation to build his presidential library. The Barack H. Obama Foundation will likely focus on Chicago as home to the library, and it is expected to be connected to the University of...
By Associated Press | 01/31/14 02:32 PM
The formal process to build a library housing President Obama's presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the formation of a new foundation, launched by top supporters with Obama's blessing, that will develop and build the monument to his legacy.
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