Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not likely to heed that call....
Senate Democrats aim ire at rich, obscure brothers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidates are gambling they can turn voters against two obscure billionaire brothers who are funding attacks on them and the president's health care law....
US network to scan workers with secret clearances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press....
Holder: Heroin an urgent 'public health crisis'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose....
Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people....
DC businessman Thompson charged with conspiracy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Influential District of Columbia businessman Jeffrey Thompson was charged Monday with conspiracy to violate federal and local campaign finance laws by funding off-the-books campaign activity for candidates including Hillary Rodham Clinton and district Mayor Vincent Gray....
Edward Snowden to speak at SXSW conference
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden is getting ready to speak at this year's South Southwest Interactive Festival....
The federal government is starting to join banks, utilities, and countless other industries in moving more information and operations online to save money. But a paper industry-backed group called Consumers for Paper Options recently launched a PR campaign to slow the federal government's dive into the digital age, arguing that the government is racing ahead of the public's ability to get online. They were able to place language in last month's budget deal that forces the government to resume paper delivery of annual Social Security earnings statements to 150 million Americans.
One year later, do you think the election of the Argentine-born pontiff Pope Francis was a positive change for the Catholic Church?