On the eve of a controversial prisoner release in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the U.S. military is warning the Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai not to go ahead with the plan — since several of the 65 detainees are tied to attacks on Ameri…
Congress has sent President Obama legislation restoring full cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees, a capitulation to veterans groups that opposed a modest cut when it was enacted late last year.
Garcia is the latest in a growing list of vulnerable congressional Democrats who are distancing themselves from the law as they face re-election in November.
The Obama administration says about 1 million people signed up for private insurance under the health care law in January. That extends a turnaround from early days when a dysfunctional website frustrated consumers. Numbers released Wednesday show near…
President Obama increased the minimum wage for a few hundred thousand federal contractors on Wednesday, then pressed the divided Congress to pass broader legislation that would apply to all workers. Obama declared, “It’s the right thing to do.”
The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm, was found guilty of charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
Since 2001, when Bush took office, the U.S. economy has created only 4.7 million jobs—about 30,000 a month and less than one-fourth of those needed to keep pace with population growth.
The Senate on Wednesday approved an increase in the nation’s debt limit, sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk as party leaders opted to avert another standoff over the government’s deficit spending.
The truths of the Declaration of Independence are eternally relevant, a perpetual call to honor liberty and the dignity of the individual.
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday announced what he described as one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history, taking President Obama and top intelligence officials to court over National Security Agency surveillance.