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
Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
Unemployment Extension 2014: Senate Bill, Hope For Jobless, Dies As House Leaves Without Vote Hope for an unemployment extension in 2014 appeared dead Friday, as the US House of Representatives left town for another recess without the unemployment benefits bill that passed the Senate on April 7 — and which would have extended benefits through the ... 05/30/2014 - 3:37 pm | View Link
Senate passes 61-35 last unemployment benefits extension vote, Monday final vote The Senate delayed a final cloture vote on the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill on Thursday afternoon, April 3, 2014 after considering adding a Republican amendment to the bill. After the Democrats refused the amendment the Senate ... 04/3/2014 - 1:01 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Not Worrying House Republicans Reid, left, plans to bring the bipartisan unemployment benefits extension to the Senate floor soon. In the House, Boehner and his fellow Republicans plan to hold out for more concessions from Democrats. House Republicans say they feel little political ... 03/26/2014 - 5:54 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Likely Delayed Until Next Week (Updated) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he plans to turn to the bipartisan unemployment extension compromise as quickly as possible under Senate rules, but there’s business to tend to first — namely an aid package for Ukraine and several pending ... 03/25/2014 - 1:07 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Will Be A Nail-Biter will have no margin for error when he brings a new bill reauthorizing unemployment benefits to the Senate floor for a vote this month ... a bipartisan deal to restore the federal unemployment extension, and that assistance will be restored retroactively ... 03/14/2014 - 8:59 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension News The latest unemployment extension news, information on federal unemployment extensions and action to renew EUC for the long-term unemployed for 2014. 10/20/2014 - 11:06 pm | View Website
Federal Unemployment Extension, Filing, News & Tiers Update File the Federal Unemployment Extension for 2014. Information on the new & latest news for the unemployed. Full tiers structure & facts to consider. 10/20/2014 - 12:36 pm | View Website
When Will The Senate Vote On Unemployment Extension? Who knows?! They need to stop saying that a vote from the senate will likely happen this week cause for a month they have been saying that ever single week and they ... 10/20/2014 - 3:46 am | View Website
Senate vote today on extension of unemployment benefits unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans. The Senate had been expected to vote as one of its first acts today, but with many members not yet ... 10/19/2014 - 9:45 am | View Website
Unemployment Extension 2014: Ohio Senator Rob Portman ... The 2014 unemployment extension passed by the Senate in April had the support of Ohio Republican Rob Portman, until it came time to press John Boehner to vote on it. 05/28/2014 - 7:38 pm | View Website
The Ebola crisis in America continues to spiral out of control as each day passes and the number of infected persons remains unchanged at two. Americans are freaked out: they’re pulling their kids out of school, imposing quarantines on people who’ve been anywhere in Africa recently, and buying up all the safety equipment they can to make their own makeshift hazmat suits.
For Andrew Cuomo, New York's brash and ambitious Democratic governor, his new memoir All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life was supposed to be his introduction to a larger, national audience. But the book sold a grand total of only 945 copies its first week. The New York Times' Amy Chozick reported the news on Twitter after checking Nielsen's BookScan figures:[embedtweet id=524931829468770304]By comparison, Hillary Rodham Clinton's Hard Choices sold 85,000 copies in its first week this summer.
A state Democratic Party mailing includes images from protests prompted by Brown's shooting, including a photo of two young black children holding up signs saying "Don't Shoot."
 Republicans have also launched a statewide minority outreach effort led by Leo Smith, Georgia GOP's director of minority engagement who's been traveling the state to meet with community groups and touting the party's commitment to creating jobs and criminal justice reform.
Smith notes the political power structure in Ferguson is largely Democratic, although some of the frustrations during the protests were over a lack of black police officers and elected officials in the town.