- Ethics panel steps up inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfield
FOXNews, Saturday - 03/28/2015 - 08:47 AM
The House Ethics Committee is forming an investigative subcommittee to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky violated House rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work with the Humane Society of the United States.
- Obamas to host Pope Francis at White House Sept. 23
Associated Press, Thursday - 03/26/2015 - 10:13 AM
The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.
- GOP-controlled House oks balanced budget plan
Associated Press, Wednesday - 03/25/2015 - 07:00 PM
The Republican-controlled House has approved a budget blueprint that projects balance by the end of the decade and includes trillions of dollars in savings from benefit programs.
- House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests
San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday - 03/25/2015 - 11:54 AM
A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests. The House oversight committee on Wednesday endorsed a bill that would make it harder for federal agencies to reject requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act.
- Obama: Base Health Care Payments on Quality, Not Quantity
Free Republic, Wednesday - 03/25/2015 - 09:53 AM
President Barack Obama wants to cut health care costs by reducing inefficiencies like unnecessarily long hospital stays and excessive paperwork for doctors that rack up big bills. Obama on Wednesday will launch what the White House calls a Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network snip . The goal is to tie more payments for health care services to the quality not quantity of services rendered.
- House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 03/24/2015 - 01:33 PM
House intelligence committee leaders have unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that will allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked, without fear of being sued.
- Republican Sen. Coats to retire, won't run in 2016
Associated Press, Tuesday - 03/24/2015 - 12:01 PM
Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana says he will retire from the Senate and won't seek re-election in 2016.
- Clinton: US needs solutions to income inequality
Miami Herald, Monday - 03/23/2015 - 12:32 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton says income inequality and wage stagnation are problems that go hand-in-hand and the nation needs to find creative solutions to improve job opportunities and living conditions in America's cities. …
- Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 03/23/2015 - 06:02 AM
President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math. Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM, at the White House Science Fair on Monday.
- As Florida governor, Bush aggressively used executive power
Associated Press, Monday - 03/23/2015 - 03:09 AM
As Jeb Bush draws closer to launching his presidential campaign, he's aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama's use of executive power. Last week, he accused Obama of "trampling on the Constitution."
- States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work
Associated Press, Friday - 03/20/2015 - 12:43 AM
Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls.
- Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to Oval Office
Associated Press, Thursday - 03/19/2015 - 03:03 PM
President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians.
- Poll: Little change in desire for action on inequality
Associated Press, Thursday - 03/19/2015 - 03:39 AM
Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else.