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Obama creates new national monument in Maine forest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated 87,500 acres in Maine's North Woods as a national monument, as the administration prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Twitter launches button letting you send direct messages from any website

Twitter has launched a feature that continues to extend its reach beyond the service’s apps. The company today introduced a new button for websites that’ll allow site visitors to message administrators and customer support representatives through Twitter’s Direct Messages capability. Show More Summary

Indoor Tanning Salon Owners Blame Obamacare for Bad Business

Is the tanning industry toast? In 2010, the Obama administration passed a bill adding a 10% tax on indoor tanning services that made salon owners hopping mad. The tax was supposed to raise funds for health-care reform to the tune of $2.7 billion over ten years, and although the earnings ... More »

USC faces federal lawsuit over 'excessive' retirement plan fees

A lawsuit filed this week against USC claims that university officials failed to prevent more than 28,000 employees from overpaying for third-party retirement investment and administrative services, “resulting in millions of dollars in excessive recordkeeping fees each year.” The federal class...

USC faces federal lawsuit over 'excessive' retirement plan fees

A lawsuit filed this week against USC claims that university officials failed to prevent more than 28,000 employees from overpaying for third-party retirement investment and administrative services, “resulting in millions of dollars in excessive recordkeeping fees each year.” The federal class...

NY: SBS Funding Not in Fed Transit Request

The Federal Transit Administration is not including funding for the Woodhaven Boulevard Select Bus Service project in its recommendations for its 2017 Capital Investment Program.

Flyways Waterfowl Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Since 1934 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has administrated the Duck Stamp Act, an FDR initiative that has worked for 80 years to protect wetlands and migratory bird habitat. Since 2013, a small museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin has been...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Flouts Law (Again) to Benefit Anti-Hunting Pals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and its Obama-appointed director have issued new regulations closing 77 million acres of land (an area larger than 45 of the country’s 50 states) in Alaska to state wildlife management, including predator control and other established means and methods of hunting. Show More Summary

Daniel Fitzpatrick: Report Surfaces About Alleged Disturbing Home Life Of Boy Who Killed Himself

Daniel Fitzpatrick, the Staten Island boy who took his on life on August 11 after being relentlessly bullied at school, was apparently afraid and angered by his mother’s drinking, the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) states. Show More Summary

UPS Chief Supports Obama Administration on TPP Trade Deal Deadline

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama should be approved as soon as possible, the logistics company United Parcels Service (UPS) Chairman and CEO David Abney said in an interview on Monday.

HHS reallocates funds to fight Zika, warns further Republican stalling will delay vaccine efforts

The efforts to keep government functions running despite Republican inaction continue. The Obama administration plans to reallocate $81 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the Zika virus, according to a letter sent Thursday by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Show More Summary

More Anti-Small Business Job Killing Policies Coming From Obama Administration

    The Obama Administration has proposed the latest in a very long series of anti-small business policies and regulations. On June 20th the General Services Administration announced their Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI). Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin Sacks Long-Time Ally As Kremlin Chief-of-Staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the head of his administration in a surprise move, the Kremlin’s press service announced Friday. Sergey Ivanov is one of Putin’s closest associates in government, having served as Putin’s deputy...Show More Summary

White House To 'Explore Options' To Improve Obamacare Risk Pools

The Obama administration said it's "exploring options to modify the ACA’s permanent risk adjustment program to better adjust for the highest-cost enrollees and their actuarial risk," the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services disclosed Thursday

Obama Administration Moves $81 Million to Fight Zika

The administration plans to shift the money from the Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Grant to Saint Louis University Increases Nursing Scholarships

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant to Saint Louis University will help students who don't have the financial means to pursue their dreams of becoming nurses.

Program Will Train Mental Health Providers, Improve Health Care in Rural Missouri

A new graduate education program at the University of Missouri has received nearly $700,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to train psychology doctoral...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 1186

Walter Olson, DC Circuit Reinstates Conservative Groups’ Lawsuits against IRS Targeting: Remember the claims from Obama administration fans that the scandal of the Internal Revenue Service targeting Tea Party and conservative groups wasn’t really much of a scandal after all; that it was the result of inadvertence or incompetence and,...

Breaking News: Obama Administration Grounds Aerial Hunting, Other Inhumane Predator-Killing Practices On Refuges In Alaska

This is a landmark day for some of the nation's most majestic, recognizable and woefully mistreated wild animals. And "landmark" barely says enough. I'm delighted to report that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has followed the National...Show More Summary

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