Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lead the Republican field in Iowa, according to a new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll. Paul garners support from 27.5 percent of the hawkeye state’s likely caucus-goers while Newt Gingrich holds 25.3 percent. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney trails at 17.5 percent. The possibility of a [...]
When Obama ascended his role as president-elect in 2008, he was set for a big test. Facing the greatest economic crisis and highest levels of unemployment since the 1930s, the new presidency was the chance to make good on his economic and social promises, and change the “arc of history,” to bring about major reform [...]
President Obama made a rare appearance in the White House briefing room today to call on Congress to quickly pass an extension of the current payroll tax holiday.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney accuses Senate Republicans of rejecting financial relief for millions of working Americans by voting against a measure to extend a payroll tax cut by another year.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says he expects the congressional debt reduction panel to vote on a plan by the Thanksgiving deadline.
President Obama makes remarks before signing the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits, both of which were featured in his American Jobs Act.
A unanimous Supreme Court said Monday that states cannot ask federal courts to limit power companies’ carbon dioxide emissions under the theory that the emissions are a “nuisance.” Several northeastern states had claimed the gases cause global temperatures to rise, threatening ecosystems as well as other harms. The Court recognized that there have been lawsuits [...]
UPDATE (1:24 PM): The Senate has voted 81-19 to pass the tax bill. WASHINGTON — The Senate plans to take a final vote today on a tax package that was negotiated between the White House and Republican leadership and will then send the deal to the House where it will likely face an uphill battle. [...]
By Samira Sadeque Former director of educational policy and practice at the National Education Association Joel Packer told reporters Tuesday morning that the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is “stupid”. “I think [NCLB] is less relevant in the real world. The “highly qualified teacher” thing, which, in retrospect, is stupid – it’s done,” he [...]
By Samira Sadeque White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, and secretaries from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S Housing and Urban Development (HUD) told reporters Thursday morning how the Obama Administration’s Partnership for Sustainable Communities initiate will work. “[This initiative] unites efforts of HUD and EPA to boost economic development to ensure [...]