- House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service
Associated Press, Wednesday - 03/04/2015 - 03:08 PM
The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize.
- United Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments
Associated Press, Monday - 03/02/2015 - 10:17 PM
Citing safety concerns, United Airlines says it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.
- Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's
Associated Press, Monday - 03/02/2015 - 04:19 PM
Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss.
- Homeland Security funding deal elusive
Sacramento Bee, Monday - 03/02/2015 - 10:47 AM
With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department possible at week's end, Speaker John Boehner says the House wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill funding the agency. Senate Democrats are not interested in joining those talks. …
- Obama plans trip to South Carolina, 48th state in office
Miami Herald, Sunday - 03/01/2015 - 05:22 PM
President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this week. …
- Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks
Associated Press, Sunday - 03/01/2015 - 09:34 AM
The Obama administration is trying to ease tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) speaks to Congress on Tuesday.
- UK Spies Face Questions About Failure To Stop 'Jihadi John'
Huffington Post, Saturday - 02/28/2015 - 12:47 AM
British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the masked militant known as "Jihadi John." Officials have identified the man shown in hostage-beheading videos as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born computer graduate in his mid-20s.
- Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House
Denver Post, Friday - 02/27/2015 - 05:20 PM
mdash; The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down.
- Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit
Associated Press, Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 05:59 PM
President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life."
- GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials
Associated Press, Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 03:45 PM
As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to persuade the right-flank of the Republican Party he'd be that same kind of conservative in the White House.
- Ben Carson kicks off conservative CPAC event
Associated Press, Thursday - 02/26/2015 - 09:31 AM
A retired neurosurgeon says he would order the military to destroy the Islamic State group if he were to be elected president.
- House to debate partisan bill to fix No Child Left Behind
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 02/25/2015 - 03:49 AM
No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn't winning popularity contests among House Democrats. House Republicans say the measure, set to be debated in the chamber Wednesday, would restore local control in schools and stop "top-down education mandates.
- Netanyahu turns down invite to meet with Senate Democrats
Associated Press, Tuesday - 02/24/2015 - 09:54 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned down an invitation to meet with Senate Democrats next week when he travels to Washington to speak to Congress about Iran.