Federal regulators have approved a nuclear reactor that was designed by Westinghouse Electric Co. that could power the first new plants built in the U.S. in more than three decades.
California’s Attorney General filed lawsuits against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, demanding that the companies respond to questions in a state investigation.
After receiving a barrage of ridicule following claims by President Barack Obama that he was the “fourth-best” President, the White House went on the defensive and tried to qualify his assessment.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that hundreds of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest power plants have to either clean up or shut down as part of a new rule outlined on Wednesday.
The Senate has approved a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for every worker and unemployment benefits for millions.
The folks in New Mexico’s Second District are blessed with a Constitution-supporting congressman and a number of Constitutional sheriffs backed by the militias of their counties. This is the way that local governments can push back and help the Feds live within the limitations that have been placed upon them in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
The Administration of President Barack Obama will keep a small amount of National Guard troops stationed along the Mexican border for the next year.
With the Upper Chamber on break for the holidays, GOP members of the House are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that was cleared by the Senate.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act in March 2012, as the battle over “Obamacare” will be taken to the nation’s highest court.
The national political parties took more money from lobbyists in the first half of 2011 than in any other six-month period in recorded history, with the Democrats outpacing their GOP rivals.
The most predictable governing body on the planet, the U.S. Congress, is once again doing some of its sleaziest sleight-of-hand work at year’s end, with the comfort of knowing that we lowly proletarians are focused on holiday festivities. The average American is totally confused about the flurry of year-end legislation and political posturing.
The focus of an upcoming global United Nations conference will be the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) goal to change how it makes decisions and analyzes problems.
U.S. officials say food aid to North Korea may resume depending on whether Pyongyang can provide the necessary monitoring assurances in talks between the two countries that began in Beijing.
The price of gold rose for a second straight day in New York, rebounding from a drop last week, as concerns about Europe’s debt crisis push demand upwards.
Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of North Korea, died on Saturday, December 17, after an apparent heart attack during a train ride, state television reported.
Congressional negotiators struck a deal that overturns the new rules that would have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012.
Congressional leaders signed off on a deal Thursday night to bypass the legislative logjam that had been threatening another government shutdown.
The al-Qaida organization in the Arabian Peninsula is rebranding itself to try to lose the negative image associated with the larger terror organization’s identity.
GOP Representatives have unveiled a massive $1 trillion-plus spending package despite a plea from the White House for additional talks over a number of provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.
The U.S. military’s December 31 deadline for exiting Iraq is fast-approaching and may leave the airspace over the country vacant, helping put Israel in a better place strategically to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Only a few days after top officials from the U.S. Postal Service said they were moving forward with closing mail-sorting facilities nationwide, the agency halted the plans due to pressure from members of Congress.
The Administration of President Barack Obama will cut the number of National Guard troops who are patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by at least half.
A Federal judge in Brooklyn is poised to hear arguments concerning the decisions made by the government over the access teenage girls are given to morning-after contraceptive pills.