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Court upholds EPA emission standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state a ...

Obama Focuses Civil Rights Push on Eliminating Identification at the Polls

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, ...

Sebelius Goes Under the Bus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care l ...

Bipartisan Critics Slam Kerry for Weak Foreign Policy

[caption id="attachment_30393" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama adminis ...

US State Dept. Lost Track of $6B Over Last Six Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation has found that the State Department has incomplete files or is missing files for more than $6 billion in contracts over the last six years. In one case involving State Department operations in Iraq, offici ...

Obama potshots GOP budget: 'Stinkburger or the Meanwich'

[caption id="attachment_22517" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]An obviously buoyed President Obama took his newly announced Obamacare enrollment numbers on the road and issued some quick and fast pot shots at Republicans, denoun ...

Holder: US Needs Balanced Approach on Heroin

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to deal differently with the heroin epidemic than it did with the crack cocaine crisis decad ...

White House 'disappointed' in SC donor limit ruling

[caption id="attachment_26291" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it's disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision striking down overall campaign contribution limits. White House ...

Sebelius blames Texas for low Obamacare enrollments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Political opposition in Texas to the federal health care overhaul hasn't helped enrollment numbers that lag behind expectations as next week's deadline to sign up looms, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said ...

Eric Holder steps on states' rights again

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]DETROIT (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a ...


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