| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else.
But it only took a couple of beheadings by Islamic State to...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Why are the prices of some generic drugs so darn high?
That's a question many consumers have been asking lately. And now, a pair of prominent congressmen are demanding an answer from the drug industry.
In letters to 14 pharmaceutical companies, the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies.
Senators also approved...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:17 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The 2016 presidential election is more than two years away. Heck, the 2014 midterm election is still more than a month away. But it's never too early to speculate about presidential nominations, especially for politicians who are thinking about running....
| May 1, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:34 PM
On the eve of what is likely to be a heated congressional hearing on VA healthcare, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it would offer veterans facing waits of more than 30 days for appointments the option of seeking private...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
| May 30, 2014
| 8:47 AM
President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned over a veterans healthcare delay scandal that has embarrassed the administration, explaining Shinseki did not want to be a "distraction" as the problem was...