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Tucked away in the Defense budget is bad news for Department of Defense personnel on official travel: you are paying for your own bottled water.
In his latest budget plan, President Barack Obama is calling for new incentives to promote clean energy and cut energy waste while repeating his request to eliminate billions of dollars of oil, natural gas and coal tax breaks.
The Obama administration is seeking significant budget increases for two regulators charged with implementing – and policing -- tough new rules for the financial industry.
The Obama administration plans program adjustments to stop illegal immigrants from participating in Medicare programs including private managed care and prescription drug plans. Medicare is already flagged undocumented seniors from claiming...Show More Summary
Is Russian President Putin inflicting some political pain on President Obama with his brazen actions in Ukraine? The political consequences in the U.S. probably depend on whether the West manages to shield the new Ukrainian government from further Russian pressures.
Emails show that lawmakers and an attorney for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner negotiated a possible agreement for her to testify in a non-public deposition this week, but failed to reach a final deal.
The U.S. should sanction Russian officials involved in the Ukraine military campaign by using a 2012 U.S. human-rights law named for a dead Russian whistleblower, according to one of his former colleagues.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. is considering a "whole series" of economic and diplomatic punitive measures against Russia, speaking to reporters during a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Here is a transcript of his remarks, followed by those of Mr. Netanyahu.
In case it wasn't already clear, the Federal Communications Commission is serious about its crackdown on commercials that look or sound like the emergency alerts used during severe weather or natural disasters.
The White House said it won't send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, citing Russia's military action in Ukraine.
First Lady Michelle Obama will visit China later this month, focusing on “the power and importance of education,” the White House said Monday.
Craigslist.org has always represented something of a virtual yard sale, but for many unemployed Americans it’s become something of a fire sale.
The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.
The White House on Tuesday will propose its budget plan, spelling out how it wants Congress to rework tax and spending policy to meet the White House's priorities. Here's what you need to know.
The G-7 leaders have issued this joint statement on Ukraine
President Barack Obama this week will renew his push to raise the federal minimum wage, an idea that has gained little traction with Republicans in Congress but may feature prominently in 2014 midterms.
A lawyer for former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner said Sunday that she will decline to testify about IRS targeting of grassroots conservative groups, contradicting a top GOP lawmaker.
Secretary of State John Kerry called Russia’s troop movements into Ukraine an “incredible act of aggression” in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and warned of economic and diplomatic consequences, as he made appearances on several Sunday morning talk shows.
The White House issued a statement after President Barack Obama spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin today for 90 minutes.
The latest on the crisis in Ukraine, cuts to the military and potential GOP contenders in 2016 will likely be in the spotlight on Sunday’s political talk shows. Here are the lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press.