'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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With the Environmental Protection Agency set to play the central role in President Obama's second-term climate change agenda, would-be agency chief Gina McCarthy on Thursday tried to calm Republican fears that she would continue the perceived "war on coal" and other harsh regulations under her predecessor.
The Obama administration said Sunday that it is searching for rank-and-file Republicans willing to work with the president on a budget deal who "don't think compromise is a dirty word."
Five members of Congress reintroduced a bill Monday that takes on the nation's shortage of primary-care doctors by increasing the number of government-funded training slots at teaching hospitals.
President Obama opened the door to making significant changes to entitlement programs during a meeting Tuesday with Senate Democrats, though some among the lawmakers quickly warned that they would not go along with benefit cuts or a higher retirement age.
Can you name the worst tax? In recent weeks, there have been a slew of articles in major publications about how many multinational corporations have found legal ways to reduce their tax burdens by running some of their operations through low-tax jurisdictions.
The United States needs 16,000 more primary care physicians to meet its current health care needs, a problem that will only get worse if nothing is done to accommodate millions of newly-insured residents under President Obama's health care law in the coming decade, according to a Senate report released Tuesday.
Despite President Obama's renewed attention to climate change, as expressed in his inaugural address, the White House is ruling out any plans to propose a tax on carbon emissions favored by many environmentalist groups.
President Obama officially nominated White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on Thursday to replace departing Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, calling his key aide a man of great integrity who has his "complete trust."
Many voters in Maine, echoing sentiments expressed around the country, think Washington has been broken by extreme left- and right-wing partisanship. But unlike in the rest of the country, one man is riding high in the polls here by claiming that he's got just the medicine to fix it.
The bloom was off the rose for Democrats as their convention kicked off in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday. The attempt to recapture the magic of the 2008 election is faltering as party faithful are running away from the incumbent candidate, President Obama, to preserve their own political careers.
It's hard to know what Vermont did to deserve the worst seats at the Republican National Convention.
A group of Democratic lawmakers Monday urged Health and Human Services officials to move swiftly on a pilot study on blood-donor policies so that the "indefensible" and "discriminatory" ban on donations by gay and bisexual men can be lifted.
With no financial relief in sight, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with planned cuts to more than 260 mail-processing centers around the nation, part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow delivery of first-class mail.
Supporters are rallying around Planned Parenthood after renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut breast screening grants to the reproductive health organization.
The renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure faced an escalating backlash Thursday over its decision to cut breast screening grants to Planned Parenthood. Some of Komen's local affiliates are openly upset, including all seven in California, and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest.
"This is not a debate about Gina McCarthy. It is a debate about global warming and whether we are going to listen to the leading scientists of this country and address that crisis in a serious manner," said Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent.
"If Obama is serious about dealing with our deficit, he would not cut Social Security — which has not added one penny to the deficit," Mr. Sanders said.