Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that he expects to finalize an $8.3 billion taxpayer-backed loan for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia, setting up another battle in Washington over the government’s investments in energy-related projects.
In a move that supporters called a milestone for civil rights, the State Senate in New Jersey passed a bill to recognize same-sex marriages, a move that Governor Chris Christie has promised to veto.
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion election-year Federal budget that is loaded with tax increases, deficits and hundreds of billions of dollars in new stimulus spending.
The U.S. government is looking for software that can mine social media sites to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings.
White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew announced that the Administration of Barack Obama has no plans to compromise further on its mandate that requires all employer-based healthcare plans provide women with free contraceptives.
President Barack Obama told supporters at a fundraiser that the public “readily accepts” the efforts by his Administration to grant equal rights to gay citizens.
The past decade has seen women in the U.S. military serve valiantly on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the Pentagon will soon recommend to Congress that these Americans be allowed to serve in jobs closer to the front lines.
Hundreds of the nation’s top graduate students who applied to a program that grooms future leaders of government agencies have been left fuming following bureaucrats emailing acceptance letters to them by mistake.
The President Barack Obama Administration and 49 States announced a record $25 billion mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest banks, the latest attempt to help homeowners and stop the still-sagging housing market’s drag on the economy.
Some members of President Barack Obama’s own party are voicing their displeasure with the Administration on the controversial rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide contraceptive coverage for their employees.
The Arizona Supreme Court affirmed a ruling that had barred a woman from running for a city council seat due to the fact that she was unable to speak English at a proficient level.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — A measure, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, takes politics out of a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, a committee said. […]
The House will vote on February 8 on its version of a bill that would crack down on Congressional insider trading and political intelligence peddling.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other lawmakers asked the U.S. to consider providing arms to the Syrian opposition, as new videos surfaced that allegedly show the bloody aftermath of a massacre in the city of Homs.
President Barack Obama is not allowed to expand healthcare coverage and then mandate every American purchase coverage to subsidize the added costs, a group suing to block the healthcare law said in a brief on February 7.
Fisker Automotive, the maker of an exotic electric sports car that is being produced with the help of a Federal loan guarantee, has announced layoffs while it is trying to secure more funding from the Department of Energy.
President Barack Obama announced that he does not think Israel has decided whether to attack Iran over its disputed nuclear program, leaving the entire Middle East region on edge.
The President Barack Obama Administration closed the U.S. embassy in Damascus on February 6, as American diplomats were pulled out in the face of the increasing violence in Syria.
The issue over whether the Federal government should fund ad campaigns against sodas and junk food has received criticism, as opponents of this practice have noted that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill.
Succumbing to angry backlash from agriculture groups and family farmers across the U.S., the President Barack Obama Administration announced it would scale back proposed new rules that would have limited the amount of work young Americans can do on farms.
The President Barack Obama Administration’s decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control led to an uproar among Roman Catholics and members of other faiths, as the regulation, which was finalized a week ago, has sparked intense debate.
The price of gold held near 11-week high levels as the metal benefited from investor expectations that U.S. monetary policy will remain ultra-loose boosted traders’ appetite for the safe-haven metal.
House Republicans plan legislation that would grant small businesses a 20 percent tax reduction, a GOP leader noted on February 2, as the party is looking to create job opportunities to compete with President Barack Obama during the election year.