President Obama's nomination of Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy seemed at first to offer some promise for the hapless department.
Weary of waiting for President Obama to provide leadership and relief for fuel prices, Democrats and Republicans in Washington are boarding the bandwagon for the Keystone XL pipeline. Partisan politics stop at the gas pump.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress — and he has promised to continue that approach in his second term.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to turn the tables.
President Obama rounded out his good-will tour with a third and final visit to Capitol Hill, telling Senate Republicans he would challenge Democrats on changes to entitlement programs if Republican members relent on raising taxes.
The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal successor to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in children's meals.
The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals.
Capitol Hill Republicans say yet another environmental impact study of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is unwarranted and nothing more than a stall tactic by the Obama administration that threatens the project.