Despite objections on everything from weakening Wall Street regulations to loosening campaign-finance laws, the White House is pushing for passage of a short-term Republican government funding measure. Continue reading
House Speaker John Boehner announced a budget deal just a day before the deadline for a possible federal government shutdown. The Republican-written bill has no sign of past shutdown flashpoints, but it doesn’t mean everyone is happy. Political editor Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the fine print and the political wrangling over the more than $1 trillion package. Continue reading
Americans may not agree on much lately, but one opinion is nearly universal: There’s almost no chance that President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican Congress can work together to solve the country’s problems. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.
A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that require more whole grains in school foods. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards.
For all the talk about partisan gridlock, senators from both sides of the aisle can agree on at least three things: life, liberty and the pursuit of televised football. Continue reading