| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:08 PM
President Obama made many promises when promoting his health care law. He promised that if you liked your coverage, you could keep it. He promised that it would lower the cost of premiums. He promised that it would create new jobs and promote...
| Jul 15, 2013
WASHINGTON — The conventional wisdom evolves. Early last week, Washington was merely broken, gridlocked, dysfunctional. The passive voice spread the blame evenly. Late last week, it was agreed that Republican obstructionism was the root of all...
| May 22, 2013
Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
There are plenty of juicy targets for investigators in the IRS scrutiny of conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, but the most dangerous for President Obama is this: Did bureaucrats...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......
| Apr 21, 2013
The chairmen of Congress' primary tax committees, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), have launched a bipartisan effort to reform our messy, inefficient federal tax law. They've agreed to look for ways to lower tax rates on both...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away. President Barack Obama's...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The new Acting Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) learned the importance of crop insurance - for both farmers and consumers - at an early age.
As a child growing up in rural Utah, Brandon Willis' family raised sheep. But his father...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them.
"The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s solution for dealing with the nation’s recurring debt ceiling debate is to prioritize what the federal government would pay first if Congress ever can’t agree to extend the limit.
The U.S. Senate...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Washington, D.C. - Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced legislation recently to extend agriculture disaster assistance programs that expired at the end of the 2011 Fiscal Year and were not part of the...
| Jan 8, 2013
Here's the essence of the deal that the White House and Congress reached to pull America back from the fiscal cliff:
Say your family has horrendous financial problems — you're deep in debt, just paying the interest is killing you, but you keep...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON – "Horrible customer service." That's what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency's only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment.
In such grim proceedings one should be grateful...