Tennis great Billie Jean King and ice hockey medalist Caitlin Cahow are certainly qualified to be members of the U.S. delegation at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
The Senate voted 67 to 33 on Tuesday to move forward on the two-year, bipartisan budget plan that restores some of the automatic spending cuts of recent years, trims spending in other areas and appears to have put on hold until 2015 the bitter battles that led to this year’s partial government shutdown.
As a steady snow blanketed Newtown, Saturday morning, the bells at St. Rose of Lima church tolled 26 times.
The reviews are coming in for the bipartisan budget deal crafted by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and as the Los Angeles Times says, the package seems to have “something for everyone to dislike.”
Congress voted to renew a ban on plastic firearms that can skirt airport detectors, but Republican lawmakers blocked efforts to tighten the restrictions.
President Obama on Tuesday said the troubled HealthCare.gov website “is working well for the vast majority of users” and his Affordable Care Act “is working and will work into the future.”
White House officials say the government’s health insurance website, which has been plagued with problems ever since it launched in October, is now working smoothly for most users.
A turkey caught a break in Washington today. President Obama bestowed the traditional presidential pardon to a turkey named Popcorn, who now becomes the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On Day 11 of the disaster caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, “I am not so sure that we’ve reached every single portion of the territory where people are in need of aid,” Bernard Kerblat, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees representative for the Philippines, said Monday.