Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
Vietnam Taps Foreign Military Aid in Dispute with China - TheStreet.com Cancellation of the ban could open a new overseas market for top U.S ... increasingly feels it is being encircled by the Obama Administration's 08/18/2014 - 5:58 am | View Link
Pressure mounts to ease US oil export ban Washington is facing international pressure to ease its ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union. 09/1/2014 - 7:48 pm | View Link
Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban By Valerie Volcovici, Timothy Gardner and Meeyoung Cho WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. South Korean President Park Geun-hye told a visiting U.S. 09/1/2014 - 7:41 pm | View Link
State Department taps Texas lawyer to serve as ‘America’s ambassador to Muslims’ The Texas lawyer, 39, spent a decade working for domestic federal agencies. 08/29/2014 - 6:05 pm | View Link
China vs US As Muammar Gaddafi's regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya's military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000 Chinese workers in an evacuation... 08/22/2014 - 2:14 pm | View Link
Obama taps senior aide to oversee policy execution WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appointed a new White House adviser Friday and ... a former undersecretary of defense who worked with Canegallo at the Pentagon, said her time overseas helped her develop an intuitive sense of how critical it ... 05/16/2014 - 5:45 pm | View Link
Few Olive Branches for Tech in Obama NSA Speech Obama never mentioned two issues about which tech executives have expressed concerns: secret government taps on overseas data centers and the weakening of encryption standards. The president took a step toward acknowledging one of the industry’s biggest ... 01/16/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
Obama taps Cresskill man for federal panel President Obama nominated the Bergen County public relations executive Michael Kempner on Thursday to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America service and other federally controlled outlets overseas. Kempner is president and ... 01/9/2014 - 4:21 pm | View Link
Obama taps Dutchess County native Jeh C. Johnson to be Homeland Security boss WASHINGTON >> President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon’s former top lawyer, who hails from Dutchess County ... to dismantle the core of the al-Qaida terror organization overseas and to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in ... 10/18/2013 - 3:09 am | View Link
Obama taps ex-Pentagon lawyer as DHS chief He credited Johnson with helping design and implement policies to dismantle the core of the al-Qaida terror organization overseas and to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the U.S. military. "He's been there in the Situation Room, at the table ... 10/18/2013 - 1:12 am | View Link
Family of Barack Obama First term Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States Grandmother of Barack Obama dies at 86 Barack Obama was raised by his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham ... 09/1/2014 - 5:45 pm | View Website
the tap: Behold your Queen! Michelle Obama is a man Anonymous said... Follow Up:-Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, was born Michael LaVaughn Robinson in Chicago, Illinois on January 17th, 1964. 09/1/2014 - 5:23 pm | View Website
With Shinseki Out, Who Will Obama Tap Next to Lead the ... With Shinseki Out, Who Will Obama Tap Next to Lead the Department of Veterans Affairs? The next VA Secretary will need to press reset on an entrenched ... 09/1/2014 - 11:47 am | View Website
News OFA works to ensure the voices of ordinary Americans are heard in Washington, while training the next generation of grassroots organizers who will keep fighting for ... 09/1/2014 - 11:25 am | View Website
Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News. 09/1/2014 - 8:26 am | View Website
Joe Romm at Climate Progress writes Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity:
Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know.
In 2013, a NOAA study projected that “heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.” If we stay near our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, then we face a potential 50 percent drop in labor capacity in peak months by century’s end.
Many recent studies project a collapse in labor productivity from business-as-usual carbon emissions and warming, with a cost to society that may well exceed that of all other costs of climate change combined.
The body of a Connecticut teen has been found after he disappeared offshore at a beach on the Long Island Sound.
West Haven fire officials say the 16-year-old's body was recovered Monday evening off Bradley Point Beach. The teen had disappeared hours earlier while swimming with another person.
The cause of his death is under investigation.
All Times EDTTuesday, Sept. 2BASKETBALL11:30 a.m. ESPN2 — FIBA, World Cup, group phase, New Zealand vs. United States, at Bilbao, Spain
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Boston at N. Y. Yankees or Detroit at Cleveland
TENNISNoonESPN — U. S. Open, men's round of 16 and women's quarterfinals, at New York
Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U. S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.
Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come back and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending the surprising run of 145th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia.
The varied game played by Krunic, a 21-year-old from Serbia, worked wonders earlier in the tournament, when she used her mix of spins and speeds to eliminate two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third round, and 27th-seeded Madison Keys in the second.
Her ranking would have been the lowest for a quarterfinalist in U.
BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES — Recalled LHP Joe Saunders, RHP Evan Meek and RHP Kevin Gausman, from Norfolk (IL).
BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket (IL).
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Activated 1B-DH Jason Giambi from the 60-day DL.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley. Named Tom Lawless interim manager and Adam Everett interim bench coach.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Selected the contracts of OF Carlos Peguero from Omaha (PCL) and LHP Brandon Finnegan from Northwest Arkansas (Texas).