By Meghashyam Mali | 11/08/13 02:47 PM
President Obama on Friday said there was “no question” that the government shutdown hurt the nation’s economy as he pushed for more spending on infrastructure in an address at the Port of New Orleans. “The first thing we should do is stop doing things that undermine our economy,” the...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:14 AM
The U.S. gained 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department announced friday, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in a jobs report tainted by the government shutdown. The October unemployment rate was slightly inflated by the government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/07/13 05:21 AM
A chronically failing nuclear energy company using a technique one-twentieth as efficient as its competitors' has wrangled billions of dollars in cash, materials and research from the Department of Energy in deals that dwarf the Solyndra loan scandal. First of a three-part series.
By Paul Bedard | 11/05/13 03:06 PM
Facing another wave of massive spending cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday suggested cutting troop readiness to save money, but warned that it would give the commander in chief “fewer options” to protect the country. Having already cut $37 billion due to the so-called spending...
By Ethan Barton | 11/05/13 02:33 PM
Neckties, silk scarves, Christmas ornaments and other “swag” accounted for at least $790,000 inappropriately spent by a division of the U.S. Marshals Service from 2005 to 2010, according to a report released by the Justice Department's internal watchdog Tuesday. The marshals' Investigative...
11/04/13 09:34 AM
A top White House official said Monday that the Obama administration would not draw lines in the sand yet as congressional budget negotiators try to determine how to replace across-the-board spending cuts, deferring to lawmakers as talks face a deadline next month. Jason Furman, chairman of the...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/01/13 10:40 AM
U.S. manufacturing grew strongly in October, a sign that the government shutdown and debt limit fight earlier in the month did not derail the tepid-but-resilient private-sector recovery.
By Zack Colman | 11/01/13 05:21 AM
Budget hawks are screeching about a measure tucked into the government funding deal that raises the spending cap for a dam in Kentucky to $2.9 billion, calling the project an example of federal profligacy and mismanagement.
By Mark Flatten | 10/30/13 10:14 AM
Mismanagement, unethical behavior and irresponsible leadership led to massive wasteful spending on a pair of training conferences put on by the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2011, according to a new congressional report.
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