You may have seen video footage of the four members of the Congressional Black Caucus who invoked the Ferguson protesters’ “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying pose from the floor of the U.S. House Monday.
Who will watch the watchers? In an era of mass phone surveillance and the ubiquity of the all-seeing digital eye, the FBI apparently can’t even put eyes on its own evidence stash.
It’s that time again: time for another round of meritless, politically driven appointments to luxe U.S. ambassadorships. It’s a long-standing presidential thank-you to campaign donors and allies.
The Environmental Protection Agency reported at least 1.6 million responses during the five-month-long public commenting period concerning its controversial proposal to tighten carbon dioxide emissions policy.
More Americans are delaying trips to the doctor than at any time since Gallup began tracking such a statistic, according to the tracking company’s most recent data. The reason?
IRS employees whose delinquent tax debt is a result of “reasonable cause” instead of “willful neglect” will be eligible to receive the same one percent performance bonus as other employees, according to an internal memo from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Academics who’ve examined the U.S. tech lobby’s claim that the nation needs a relaxed policy on imported tech-sector labor have pretty much decided that there isn’t anything even slightly approaching a domestic labor shortage.
According to projections from Healthcare.gov, Obamacare premiums will increase next year by an average of 18 percent for those who purchase the least-expensive (and least robust) tier of coverage through the federal healthcare exchange.
A plaintiff in one of the ongoing lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service has learned of the existence of thousands of documents that reportedly tie the Obama administration directly to the political discrimination scandal involving the tax agency’s targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.
The Department of Health and Human Services is considering a rules change that would allow it to drop and reassign your Obamacare plan during each year’s enrollment period, unless you expressly renew the same coverage (assuming it’s available) for another year.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell acknowledged in a tweet that the Obama administration erred when it included dental-only sign-ups in its Obamacare enrollment numbers for last year.
Working for the IRS must have its perks. According to a recent audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the agency isn’t doing much to enforce its policy on clearing employees to hold second jobs that don’t present conflicts of interests.
It may not represent a sea change in the way police justify their use of a controversial cellular surveillance technique, but a judge’s action in North Carolina last week might have laid the groundwork in establishing how far law enforcement is willing to go to exploit the technology in the future.
The scientific community is more or less evenly split on whether human beings play a significant role in shaping the Earth’s ever-changing climate, according to one recent survey.
In August, federal judge Anthony W. Ishiji struck down California’s 10-day wait period for firearms purchases on Constitutional grounds. Now he’s not-so-gently encouraging the state to, ahem, stop stalling and comply with that ruling.
A Massachusetts city’s attempt to become the nation’s first to enact a blanket ban on the sale of all tobacco products came to an abrupt end Wednesday, following passionate opposition from all corners of the community.
When the Obama administration announced it had met its targeted number of 7 million enrollments for its first year, it didn’t announce that nearly half a million of those sign-ups weren’t for health insurance.
Last week, a Rosetta Project scientist’s shirt became the very mundane star of an otherwise momentous day. And its wearer, Dr. Matt Taylor, offered a shame-filled, tearful apology for unwittingly sending the world an (apparently) bad message about gender bias in the scientific community.
A small group of Protestant pastors is uniting in an initiative to cease performing marriages that legally bind couples on behalf of the state. They will continue to perform marriage ceremonies, but they will not sign government-provided marriage certificates.
Facebook recently informed one of the nation’s major firearms resellers that it won’t allow the dealer to advertise for firearms-related security items such as gun safes.
The Government Accountability Office is questioning how capable the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is at conserving and managing its own money.
Indiana is preparing to implement changes to its implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to better ensure recipients use the program as a ladder out of poverty instead of abusing it as an open-ended entitlement.
The history of the healthcare law suggests that the Obama administration very well knew that millions of Americans would not be able to keep their healthcare plans once the law took effect.