Discussing the politics surrounding the IRS Scandal, with Noelle Nikpour, author of "Branding America"; Mark Levine, Democratic Policy analyst; Robert Costa, National Review; and Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports.» Read More
Discussing the politics surrounding the IRS Scandal, with Noelle Nikpour, author of "Branding America"; Mark Levine, Democratic Policy analyst; Robert Costa, National Review; and Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports.
The State Department posted about 100,000 comments late on Thursday and plans to release sets of a similar number each week, a process that will take about three months. "This marks the first time the Department has made all individual comments on a Presidential permit application available to the public," a State Department release said.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- Don't worry, the $652 million plan to deepen Savannah's busy shipping channel remains very much on President Barack Obama's radar, the mayor of Atlanta told coastal business and political leaders Thursday.
Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid received an obscene and threatening voicemail at her office, a sign that the rancorous debate over embracing a signature component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the state is far from over.
CHICAGO-- The Obama administration has chosen a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov. Fitzgerald rose to national prominence during more than a decade in the office and successfully convicted two Illinois governors, including Ryan.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will review the policy under which it obtains journalists' records in investigations of the leak of government secrets.
In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.
Obama's decision to nominate them roughly one month after SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White was sworn in signals the administration is anxious to ensure the agency will have a full, five-member commission to complete its busy rulemaking agenda. The SEC is trying to complete rules required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.
WASHINGTON, May 23- President Barack Obama nominated two U.S. Senate aides on Thursday to serve as members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said in a statement. Kara Stein, who works for Democratic Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island, would replace Democrat Elisse Walter.
WASHINGTON, May 23- Lois Lerner, an Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the scandal over the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups, was put on administrative leave on Thursday after she refused to resign, a U.S. senator said. An IRS spokesman declined to comment on Lerner's status, citing privacy concerns.
The Republican-dominated House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system.
President Obama is giving a speech on counterterrorism in Washington, specifically addressing the use of drones, with CNBC's John Harwood.
WASHINGTON, May 23- The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to switch federal student loan interest rates to a market-based system. The White House also threatened on Wednesday to veto the bill, arguing the plan would create uncertainty for students.
WASHINGTON, May 23- A tax on carbon dioxide emissions could help the United States mitigate climate change while significantly increasing government revenue, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this week.
WASHINGTON, May 23- The United States on Thursday called on Europe to act decisively to boost its economy and counter the risk of a protracted stagnation that would undermine economic growth in America.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Proposed changes for the unemployment compensation program awaiting action by Missouri Gov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Democrats in the Ohio Senate suggested Wednesday that budget writers take millions of dollars from a proposed income tax cut for higher wage earners and direct it to schools instead, as work intensified on the state's spending plan.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is facing "legitimate criticisms" for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups, and when they knew it.
The Massachusetts Democrat has an agreement with Henry Holt and Company for a book, currently untitled, to be released in spring 2014, the publisher announced Wednesday. She will describe her work on creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and her opposition to powerful interests in Washington and on Wall Street.
Facing a deadline in which federal loan rates would double for 7 million college students, the House is ready to pass legislation that links student loan rates to the markets.