The House of Representatives voted to give Congress greater power to reject or approve Federal rules that the GOP has deemed “job-killers.”
The Senate rejected Democratic and Republican plans for extending the Social Security payroll tax cuts as the two parties continued to fight over a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s plan for revitalizing the economy.
The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, a number much higher than the military had originally acknowledged, records show.
There is an increasing amount of evidence that homegrown terrorists view military bases and personnel as high-value targets, lawmakers said prior to a joint session of the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees.
The U.S. drone that fell into Iran’s hands was part of a joint military-CIA reconnaissance operation.
President Barack Obama told a group of people gathered at a high school in Kansas that the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the U.S. was “the defining issue of our time.”
A number of Connecticut residents, including workers for the State, may have requested and received Federal emergency money to replace spoiled food and cover other expenses following Hurricane Irene, despite the fact that their incomes disqualified them.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that the billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Pakistan must come with conditions, as he suggested oversight for funding for the Asian country following the recent developments in the region.
The sluggish gas sales at home have forced American refineries to ship gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products elsewhere, helping to make the U.S. a net exporter of fuel.
The government announced that Medicare will finally allow its extensive claims database to be accessed by employers, insurance companies and consumer groups.
One of the arguments against the legalization of marijuana as an alternative medicine has been that it may make the roads less safe because officers can’t test whether a driver is on the drug as readily as they can detect alcohol use.
A program that began almost 40 years ago as a way to get necessary goods to remote Alaskan communities may be delivering significant profits to airlines and private merchants, a postal watchdog reported.
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire and Rhode Island Governor Loomis Chafee have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that asks the Federal agency to reclassify marijuana.
The price of gold increased on Friday as investors purchased the metal along with other assets associated with risk, encouraged by positive employment data from the U.S. and a concerted effort by euro zone policymakers.
The U.S. military announced that it has handed over Camp Victory, a sprawling base on the outskirts of Baghdad that used to be the headquarters for the troops, to the Iraqi government.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell for the month of November, marking the lowest level that this number has reached in more than two-and-a-half years.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac spent more than $640,000 this fall to send 100 employees to a mortgage-industry conference in Chicago, a decision that they have defended.
The Ohio Inspector General claimed that the State failed to properly administer a $266 million stimulus grant directed towards making the homes of low-income families more energy efficient.
Supercommittee member Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said that the Republican Party will seek to “change the configuration” of the automatic spending cuts that resulted from the failure of the committee.
A wireless company that had filed for bankruptcy secured a court order to keep an investigation into whether it had “viable claims” against the Federal government under wraps.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) vote to move forward on a contentious union election rule could end up resting on the shoulders of the lone Republican member.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta commutes home to Monterey, Calif., nearly every weekend on a government jet and reimburses just a small percentage of the cost to American taxpayers.
The big deal over the New Hampshire primary election and Nevada caucuses would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. Does anyone care about how the Framers of the Constitution designed for the President of the United States to be selected? We are so far gone that it is doubtful that we can even have an intelligent conversation with anyone in the media, the elected officials, those running for office, political science professors, Constitutional law professors, Tea Party leaders or any of the electorate to discuss what the Framers of the U.S. Constitution had in mind.