| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor.
"The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Like many Democrats, President Obama greeted last December’s budget deal the way a hungry child greets a carrot stick: It wasn’t what he wanted, but it was acceptable under the circumstances.
“This agreement doesn’t include...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:08 PM
— After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found.
The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent disappointing job growth, departing White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said Tuesday he remained hopeful the recovery is strengthening.
“I still think there is reason for optimism, though there’s...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back.
In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Navy this weekend announced additional cutbacks to deal with sequestration, now that the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are official.
The service will defer or cancel up to six ship deployments to various locations around the world...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:44 AM
In light of the sacrifice faced by furloughed federal workers – and public cynicism toward Congress these days -- South Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday he will donate $8,700 of his pay to local charities.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Despite an infusion of extra funds from Congress, the nation’s cash-strapped weather-forecasting system is about to get pinched on the verge of hurricane season.
Federal officials say they have the resources to warn storm-prone Florida and...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Air-control facilities at the Boca Raton and North Perry airports are among 149 around the country that will be forced to close next month as a result of federal budget cuts through September, the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday.