- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Latest Herbert Hoover Items
Presidents have long abused their powers by circumventing Congress with executive orders, which could be construed as unconstitutional in many cases. Presidential executive orders began with Herbert Hoover, proliferated with Dwight Eisenhower and have become commonplace presidential instruments. Over the past 60 years, approximately 3,200 executive orders have been enacted: 1,830 by Republicans and 1,370 by Democrats.
Persistent researchers at Wall Street 24/7 girded their loins and tallied up the assets of all American presidents past and present to assemble a list of the Top 10 wealthiest occupants of the Oval Office — based on land holdings; inheritance; income before, during and after; plus adjustments for money values then and now, among many factors. Some presidents went broke, some never had any money, some made lots of it.
The Department of Health and Human Services has just updated the Obamacare enrollment figures, and it's clear that the scheme continues to unravel.
Thick as a turnip and studded in jewels, "Selling Russia's Treasures" resembles Russia herself — ungainly, fabled, polyglot, disparate, enigmatic and pierced with beauty.
Recently, President Obama decided to pivot back to the economy, a subject that seems to compel his periodic but feckless attention.
The nomination of Janet Yellen to become head of the Federal Reserve System has set off a flurry of media stories. Since she will be the first woman to occupy that position, we can only hope that this will not mean that any criticism of what she does will be attributed to sex bias or to a "war on women."
There's scant agreement on anything on Capitol Hill, so when a consensus comes along, the smart thing to do is seize it.
Barack Obama is bored. You can see it in his demeanor and in his face, the way anticipation becomes melancholy. Most of all you can hear it in his voice when he steps up to make the speech that once sent audiences into frenzy. He's mailing it in (with postage due).