President Obama said that while it's difficult for some Democratic candidates running in states he didn't carry to invite him to their states, they are nevertheless loyal allies and backers of his agenda in Congress.
Taxes & Budget
Coverage of the national budget and your taxes.
By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times
America has spent about $7.6 billion to battle opium growth and trade in Afghanistan over the past 10 years — but it's been largely a moot effort, a new inspector general report found. Published October 21, 2014
By Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times
It may be common for consumers to have unused software on their computers, but when it comes to the IRS, investigators say it's costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Published October 15, 2014
Taxpayers paid the salaries of tens of thousands of federal employees who were put on paid administrative leave for misconduct but weren't fired from their jobs, according to an audit this week that suggests agencies aren't doing a very good job of getting rid of bad workers.
The Pentagon this month will terminate a critical task force responsible for combating corruption in Afghanistan as it tries to reach President Obama's target force of 9,800 U.S. troops in the country — adding to concerns about oversight and accountability in a government rife with waste, fraud and abuse.
United Nations human rights experts have called on Detroit officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
State Department managers created the appearance of giving "undue influence and favoritism" by quashing or delaying official probes into accusations of prostitution solicitation, sexual assault and document leaking by American diplomats in recent years, a report by the department's internal watchdog said Thursday.
Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007, carving out extra pay for themselves in tight federal budgetary times while blaming a lack of money for the Obama administration's lackluster response to the Ebola outbreak.
They were known as the prized "black accounts," those held in Swiss banks by wealthy Americans who wanted to make sure their billions of dollars in assets were securely hidden from the IRS, a longtime banker testified Wednesday in the trial of a former senior executive at UBS AG.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is near-sure of three things in the lead-up to November elections — that he'll win re-election, that the Republicans will take over the Senate, and that he'll be selected to lead the Senate.
Labor unions, long a rich source of ground troops for national Democrats' Election Day victories, are expressing frustration with the party.
Recent Opinion Columns
Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Marco Rubio of Florida recently laid out their vision of tax reform. They are right to push for reform. Our burdensome tax code is one of the major obstacles holding the economy back from reaching its potential. In the process, it is denying countless American families the opportunities they deserve.
The U.N.'s health agency secretly passed the world's first ever global tax — an outrageous scheme requiring nearly 180 countries to apply a minimum tax on tobacco products.
A tobacco reduction conference hosted by the World Health Organization, the United Nation's public health agency, took a hostile and alarming turn on Monday when the public was kicked out of the meeting.
If you pay people not to work, what do you think they will do?