Government - Nation

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO – Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

    WASHINGTON – The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning lab ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Biden: Russia must 'stop talking and start acting'

    KIEV, Ukraine – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine, ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as hi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • U.S. weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • 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
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