House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) this week will shift from his years-long focus on cutting spending to a new anti-poverty proposal that consolidates existing programs and gives more flexibility to the states — part of an effort to reorient the Republican Party away from the battles of previous years and toward addressing economic anxieties of the most disadvantaged Americans.
There are few things as smooth as Chipotle's ability to sell more and more burritos seemingly each day, week and month, but certainly each quarter and every year. The Mexican fast food chain, which now slings billions of dollars in burritos (and burrito bowls) each year, saw its second quarter sales jump by 29 percent compared to the same period last year.
Only hours after Obamacare opponents celebrated the D.C Circuit Court’s decision invalidating subsidies to those the federal exchange, the Fourth Circuit Court has now weighed in with precise
Elephant noses might be the most discerning mammalian sniffers on the planet. According to a new study published Tuesday in Genome Research, African elephants may best humans, mice and even dogs on the measure of olfactory receptor genes.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday afternoon ordered U.S. carriers to stop flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, prohibiting them from traveling through Israel’s largest airport after a rocket landed nearby.
Today in a two-to-one decision a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered Republicans perhaps their biggest victory yet in their ongoing legal battle to destroy the Affordable Care Act.
On June 9, the data-journalism Web site FiveThirtyEight.com published its lead story previewing the World Cup. Its first two sentences read: “All you really need to know is this: The World Cup gets underway Thursday in São Paulo, and it’s really hard to beat Brazil in Brazil.”
GAZA CITY — More than 560 Palestinians have been killed in the 14-day battle with Israel. Burying the bodies has become more difficult and dangerous with each passing day. Movement can be a risky sprint not only for ambulances but also for the beat-up vans that ferry the dead to cemeteries.
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday’s morning service.
DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — handing over passengers’ bodies, relinquishing the plane’s black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site.
A group of parents, teachers and a foundation that runs charter schools filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) lacks the authority to withdraw his state from the Common Core national academic standards.
Billy Joel, the regular guy from Long Island who insists he’s not a very good piano player, will be next recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. Library of Congress announced this morning.
BERLIN — The European Union agreed Tuesday to expand a list of Russian entities and individuals subject to asset freezes and travel bans and threatened to target vast sectors of the Russian economy if Moscow did not act swiftly to rein in rebels believed to have shot downing a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine.
The Affordable Care Act took a potentially serious hit today when the D.C.
Fellow POWs, dignitaries and family members gathered Tuesday for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of former U.S. senator, rear admiral and long-time Vietnam prisoner of war Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
Michael Sam may not be a distraction this week at the St. Louis Rams training camp, but the same cannot be said about Tony Dungy.
A tree planted as a memorial to musician George Harrison has fallen victim to a swarm of pesky beetles. Really. Somewhere in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park a bunch of bark beetles and ladybug beetles with a good sense of humor laid claim to the Beatles legend’s memorial tree, according to the LA Times:
Happy birthday, Prince George! You probably don't even know it's your birthday, but your palace handlers and their co-conspirators -- the global media -- will make sure everyone else in the world does.
CAIRO — Secretary of State John F. Kerry broadened the U.S. effort to reach a cease-fire in Gaza on Tuesday, seeking to revive a truce proposal rejected by Hamas militants a week ago.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier is possibly missing following a bloody seven-hour battle Sunday in an East Gaza neighborhood, Israel’s military said Tuesday, but it was unknown yet whether the soldier was dead or alive.
Obama administration officials said Tuesday they have successfully sped up deportations of Central American adults and reduced the influx of migrant children, but warned that federal border control agencies will run soon run out of money without emergency funds from Congress.
U.S. airlines were banned from flying into Tel Aviv after a rocket landed within a mile of the airport serving Israel’s second largest city Tuesday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Over the weekend there was another high-profile GOP call for the impeachment of President Obama. “There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it’s impeachment,” said former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
What is this election year about? Is it jobs and the economy? Immigration and the border crisis? Obamacare? Women’s health issues? The VA scandal? The minimum wage? A world in turmoil?
Two federal appellate courts handed down contradictory rulings Tuesday on the legality of a central part of the Affordable Care Act that provides insurance subsidies to millions of Americans in three dozen states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace.
FENTON, Mo. — Her husband gets home close to 4 p.m., first day in 20 he’s been back on the job as an electrician. He walks through the house, past the outlets with safety covers, the gated basement stairs, a bookcase bracketed to the wall — babyproofing measures they took a few years ago in still-simmering anticipation.
In a diplomatic world of blow-dried coifs and pressed Italian suits, Alexander Borodai more than stands out. His rounded face is perpetually patched in scruff and, clad in grunge clothing, Borodai always looks like he just departed a Pearl Jam concert.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and state Senate President Phil Berger (R) are members of the same party, but they don’t see eye to eye. Since McCrory took office in 2013, the two have been at each other’s throats constantly, on issues ranging from taxes to election reform to immigration.
Americans now see Russia as the United States' top foreign foe, as its image across the Pacific Ocean hits lows not seen in decades. But on that second count, Russia is actually in some good company -- with no less than America's top ally: Israel.
Why they arrested Ryan Shucard last week, I shall never know. All he did was bring your basic 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun into the U.S. Capitol (actually, the Cannon House Office Building), upon which, in clear violation of what the Founders intended — right, Justice Antonin Scalia?