Government - Nation

  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $1 ...
    April 17, 2014 - 1:46 pm
  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional report released Monday predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spen ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Bill would alert travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to r ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

    DETROIT – Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems – ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback ...
    April 11, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democ ...
    April 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending th ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

    BEIJING – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country ...
    April 4, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • House GOP moves against health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have voted for the 52nd time to change the president's health care law. The 248-179 vote comes just days after the ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

    WASHINGTON – The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsu ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama calls for minimum wage hike

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage, saying no one who works full time should be in poverty.
    April 2, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on trans ...
    April 2, 2014 - 10:00 pm
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