- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
Topic - Ben Labolt
Mitt Romney survived an April skirmish over women's pay, but he and fellow Republicans are about to face a tougher test as the Senate takes up the Paycheck Fairness Act — the next big fight in pay equality between the sexes.
A newly combative President Obama engaged the Republican field of presidential candidates Monday, attacking them for pursuing failed policies even as Mr. Obama conceded to a TV interviewer that Americans aren't better off than they were four years ago.
President Obama's pick to help oversee U.S. export controls for the Commerce Department is a lawyer and political supporter who has been providing export advice to Fortune 500 companies such as arms manufacturer Raytheon and aerospace giant Boeing.
"The site was not hacked. These are user-generated sites for supporters - we monitor them for inappropriate content, but aren't able to catch everything right away," said Ben LaBolt, spokesman for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
"Governor Perry and Governor Romney's tax plans are guided by the same principle: They would shift a greater share of taxes away from large corporations and the wealthiest onto the backs of the middle class," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Tuesday afternoon. "The belief that middle-class Americans will benefit if we just give another special break to those at the top was long ago discredited."