The United States spent nearly $4 million on the the pensions, travel, office space, staff of former presidents.
The National Labor Relations Board says it will ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that invalidated three of President Obama’s recess appointments, casting a legal cloud over more than 1,000 board actions over the past year.
The House has approved a bill to fund the federal government through the end of September.
Leonard “Nipper” Read, the Scotland Yard detective who tracked down some of the robbers called Reynold’s death “the end of an era.”
The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) says it released several hundred detainees in an effort to prepare for the across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to go into effect March 1.
The Senate voted today to stop debating and allow the nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense to come for a vote before the full Senate.
When President Obama used his State of the Union address to affirm “we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts” to target terrorism suspects overseas, national security experts wondered exactly who on Capitol Hill got the scoop about secretive U.S. drone strikes.
The president sparked controversy last week when he told The New Republic he does skeet shooting “all the time.” In response, the White House released a picture of Obama shooting skeet last August at Camp David.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appears to have reversed his views on an earned path to citizenship, which in a Tea Party-backed 2010 campaign he called “code for amnesty.” Some critics say the young Cuban-American lawmaker seems to be looking ahead to 2016 and a possible White House bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Many of the minority groups central to President Obama’s victory had long supported Democrats. But he’s the first party leader to put together a stable — and majority — coalition since Franklin D. Roosevelt back in the 1930s. This coalition promises to pay dividends to his party for years to come.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us