Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. 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
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
Roundup: Finnish employers, labour unions reach deal to improve ... - Individual.com The metal workers union held a vote within their ... late Friday that the 24-hour-extension of annual ... be reflected in the unemployment ... 06/4/2016 - 3:57 pm | View Link
Targeting Tax Breaks for Urban Enterprise Zones in NJ’s Struggling ... - NJ Spotlight ... affecting energy taxes, unemployment insurance ... 20 years, with one 16-year extension allowed. ... abstained when the measure came up for a ... 06/3/2016 - 7:47 am | View Link
What Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says about feminism and politics - Macleans Online Margaret Trudeau speaks about mental illness during visit to Midland - Barrie Examiner 06/3/2016 - 5:39 am | View Link
Redding council election sets up union negotiations - Record Searchlight Bosetti was the top vote-getter with just under ... request for a year's contract extension in ... 23: Repeals AB 32 until unemployment is below ... 05/30/2016 - 6:45 am | View Link
BoE Warns of Weakness, Even Without Brexit - Yahoo! Singapore BoE Warns of Weakness, Even Without Brexit - Yahoo! Finance 05/20/2016 - 8:29 am | 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 ... 04/2/2014 - 6:01 pm | View Link
Unemployment extension deal moves toward final Senate vote The Senate voted 61-38 to wrap up debate on the bipartisan deal, narrowly clearing a necessary 60-vote threshold. The move sets the extension up for a final vote Thursday. Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both Democrats, voted in favor of advancing ... 04/1/2014 - 11:39 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Clears First Test Vote in Senate (Updated) With backing from Republicans, the Senate voted 65-34 to end a filibuster against bringing the bill up for debate. It'll still face the likelihood of another filibuster before final passage, expected next week. Ten Republicans voted with Democrats to ... 03/26/2014 - 2:29 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 - 12:50 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension Wins Key Senate Vote The U.S. Senate passed the unemployment extension, which affects 1.3 million Americans, with a vote of 60 to 37. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) has been the subject of debate between Republicans and Democrats. Democrats wanted to extend the ... 01/8/2014 - 5:00 am | View Link
“NO” on Unemployment Insurance Extension This week, the Senate will vote on the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S.1845). The bill, introduced by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) 8% and Sen. Dean ... 06/27/2016 - 12:25 am | View Website
Unemployment Benefits Extension Senate Approves Jobless Benefits Extension The Senate approved legislation Monday to restore jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed ... 06/27/2016 - 12:04 am | View Website
California Unemployment Extension Due to the improving job market, the federal government currently allows up to 37 additional weeks of EUC federal extension benefits (Tiers 1 through 3) after an ... 06/25/2016 - 6:40 am | View Website
Unemployment benefits extension 2014: Deal came down to ... Senators struck a bipartisan deal on Thursday to revive expired long-term jobless benefits following months of dramatic stops and starts on the issue ... 06/24/2016 - 9:36 pm | View Website
Kentucky Unemployment Benefits Extension Find out more about the latest Kentucky unemployment benefits extension. 06/22/2016 - 2:36 pm | View Website
Exxon Mobil Corp. has won an early round in its fight against regulators over whether the oil giant covered up what it knew about climate change.
The U. S. Virgin Islands attorney general agreed Wednesday to drop a subpoena for company records.
After President Obama said a few words about the terrorist attack in Istanbul airport, Fox News' Outnumbered co-hosts and #OneLuckyGuy went ballistic over his tone.
Eric Bolling, as usual was very upset that the president refused to utter the magical phrase that will eradicate all terrorists in their tracks, "radical Islam!"
Co-host Harris Faulkner said the world was waiting on the edges of their seats to hear Obama's response, "Do you have a special message for us, President of the United States?
The Latest on the head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle (all times local):
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is urging the railroad industry "to move as fast" as it possibly can to put new safety technology called positive train control systems into operation.
His comments Wednesday came a day after two BNSF Railway freight trains collided head-on when their crews found themselves on the same track in the Texas Panhandle.
President Obama paid a visit to the Canadian parliament today to deliver a speech before the House of Commons, the first time a U. S. President has done so since Bill Clinton spoke in 1995.
He was greeted enthusiastically; indeed, some might say like a rock star.
Obama was greeted and interrupted frequently by sustained standing ovations and cheers as he entered the House of Commons, shaking hands with cabinet ministers as he took his seat, and throughout his speech.
He was introduced by Trudeau, who paid tribute to Obama's time in office by saying the world has learned from him -- not by virtue of his executive orders, but by his example.
From the New York Times live blog, referencing President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto:
Both leaders are warning against following politicians peddling what they describe as false populism and "demagogues" with easy answers to hard problems.
Gasoline is noticeably cheaper in North Dakota than it was last year heading into the Fourth of July holiday.
The latest weekly report from GasBuddy.com shows an average retail price in North Dakota of about $2.25 a gallon.