| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor.
"Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Child care workers would undergo more stringent background checks and states would be required to spend more to improve the quality of day care under legislation crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that cleared a key vote Thursday and is...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:28 PM
"Twenty-four times" is Thom Tillis' answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina said on camera that under Obamacare, if you...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services.
The growing support all...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:44 AM
President Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:02 PM
President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct.
Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Two U.S. senators on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal on legislation aimed at improving healthcare for veterans in response to reports of Veterans Affairs employees falsifying records to conceal long waits for medical appointments.
| May 24, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in...
| Jul 28, 2013
President Obama sounds like a man back on the offensive.
The president is reprising his core message that what the economy needs is more federal spending on popular priorities such as infrastructure and education, not less.
And his stump speeches last...