By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 06:37 PM
Update: A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, has issued a response to Cantor's statement, included in the story below. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a highly critical statement Wednesday, slamming President Obama for what he called “partisan...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 05:47 PM
House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told...
04/16/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. "In just a couple easy steps they can figure...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 05:04 PM
President Obama on Wednesday announced initiatives he said would better train American workers to fill high-skilled jobs, his latest effort to push his economic agenda without Congress.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:37 PM
The United States on Wednesday offered assistance to South Korea after a ferry sank off the country's coast leaving hundreds missing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “The U.S. stands ready to assist as...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:26 PM
The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 03:01 PM
A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 02:26 PM
With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.
04/16/14 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration. The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care reform, the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 12:33 PM
President Obama on Wednesday urged House Republicans to “listen to the will of the American people” and bring immigration reform for a vote.
By Byron York | 04/16/14 12:27 PM
President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
By Associated Press | 04/16/14 09:54 AM
On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.
04/16/14 05:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from convicts, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/15/14 06:49 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau is altering the questions it asks about health insurance so fundamentally that it will be hard to weigh the impact of President Obama's health care law against previous year's findings. The changes, first reported by the New York Times, are taking place just as the...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/15/14 06:26 PM
If President Obama truly cares about fair compensation for women, he should stop penalizing mothers in the federal workforce every time it snows. Allowing private employers to give working moms more flexible hours would help, too. Alternatively, Obama could handle the wage gap by repeating...
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