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
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
Keystone XL pipeline to be delayed TransCanada Corp. says the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more than its current $5.3 billion price-tag as it continues to await U.S. government approval. TransCanada had been sticking to its late 2014 or early 2015 start-up target, but the regulatory process has dragged on. More
Romney’s conflicting remarks on Solyndra-like investments “Well, that [Konarka investment] was a loan that was approved by the prior administration. The governor made it clear that his philosophy was that government should not be in the business of venture investing.” — Romney campaign adviser Eric ... 08/6/2012 - 4:00 am | View Link
President Barack Obama on Saturday emphasized economic growth during his tenure while the Senate's Republican leader depicted events he says seem to be spinning out of the White House's control.
The sparring heading into Tuesday's voting underscored the prominent role that Obama has taken in the midterm elections even though he is not on the ballot.
While many Democratic candidates have sought to distance themselves from the president, Obama has been enlisted to mobilize core Democratic voters either through campaign rallies over the last week or less overtly through targeted radio ads, mail and Internet messages.
An outpouring of early votes soared past 15 million ballots across 31 states on Friday, enough to give hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, a new House and 36 governorships at stake.
Republicans pointed to a strong early vote performance in Iowa as evidence that Joni Ernst was a step ahead in her bid to capture a Senate seat for the GOP.
Mail from Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, is turning up in Arkansas, telling recipients their "voting record may be examined for completeness" after the election.
Senate Democrats are leaning on a $10 million loan they took in early October to sustain their hopes of staying in the majority, and face the prospect of possible runoff elections in Louisiana in December and Georgia in January.
The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack ObamaÂs decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly.
The pilot who died Friday would be the 20th person killed in flight in either a space mission or a flight test.
Background measure and class size initiative poised to passThe Columbian (blog)Washington voters appear ready to pass a measure expanding background checks on gun sales and another lowering class sizes, according to a recent independent poll released this week. The statewide KCTS-Washington poll interviewed 602 voters and more »