The White House’s latest budget proposal includes new initiatives to ease Americans’ student-debt burdens while nodding to concerns that a debt-forgiveness program enables universities to boost tuition.
President Barack Obama is seeking more money to deal with the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria and to beef up U.S. diplomatic posts around the world to address concerns raised by the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that took the lives of Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The new budget requests $46.2 billion to fund the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development, including $1.5 billion to provide support for Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war and opposition groups that have taken control of key parts of the Middle East nation.
President Barack Obama Tuesday in his fiscal year 2015 budget proposed trimming federal crop insurance assistance, the linchpin of government agricultural support under the farm bill passed by Congress last month.
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 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 benefits through the traditional Medicare program, but similar systems were not in place for the other programs, which are managed by private companies, a [...]
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.