Summary The departments would include Homeland Security, Labor and Commerce (during Obama's first term), according to an article by In the Loop columnist Al Kamen . Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog.
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Summary As President Obama gathers leaders to the table Thursday to discuss the new 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative to help keep minority boys in school and out of prison, one mom realizes that parents need to have a seat at the table to make it work.
Summary The current president and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a "civil rights summit" on April 10 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, said White House spokesman Jay Carney. Obama will deliver the keynote address of the three-day summit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and Johnson's role in enacting it.
Summary Last Tuesday President Obama met with top engineers and Pentagon people. People laughed, but the truth is that yes, the US military is building Iron Man, and the first prototypes are coming in this June. The Army also wants the suit to "store and release energy to prevent injuries and increase performance."
Summary "The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline fails President Obama's climate test, and today's Inspector General report does nothing to change that," said Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune. ERM was hired by the State Department to assess the environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.
Summary A full-page ad today in the New York Times, placed by the business-backed Employment Policies Institute, which opposes a higher wage floor, features choice quotes from eight of the letter's signers. The ad concludes by advising readers to "listen to the consensus of 85 percent of the best economic research," implying that the seven Nobelists and eight former AEA presidents who signed the letter are in a tiny minority.
Summary "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the Government and people of the Dominican Republic on the 170th anniversary of your independence. "The United States is proud of its thriving Dominican-American community.
Summary Obama unveiled a proposal for a four-year, $302 billion transportation bill that he said could be paid for with $150 billion in savings from closing corporate tax loopholes, in addition to revenue collected by the federal gas tax. .
Summary "It didn't begin with President Obama, but it certainly accelerated under President Obama ...and we are at a point that I consider quite dangerous," Turley told Fox News. . The president has been accused of inappropriately circumventing Congress on several occasions over the past few years, including by making unilateral changes to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and by giving U.S. immigration officers leeway to ignore violations of U.S. immigration law. .
Summary "I can certainly confirm that immigration was one of the topics they discussed," said White House press secretary Jay Carney . Republican leaders want to keep the focus on the economy and health care reform ahead of the midterms and believe immigration, which splits the caucus, could be a harmful distraction.
Summary In a speech filled with digs at President Obama and other Democratic leaders, Bachmann drew laughter and applause from a less-than-packed ballroom at a Capitol Hill hotel this morning. Bachmann, who plans to leave Congress at the end of the year, urged the Tea Party rank-and-file to marshal its resources in to 2014 and 2016 to help conservatives capture control of the U.S. Senate and the White House.
Summary Kevin Hogrefe pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to murder charges in a Ventura County court. Authorities say Hogrefe was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko, who was returning to his car after an unrelated traffic stop on the 101 Freeway in Camarillo early Tuesday morning.
Summary Eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers have been recalled due to flawed airbags that can explode and hit passengers with shrapnel. The problem: The airbag manufacturer Takata doesn't have enough replacement airbags to fix all the recalled cars.
Summary Just how big a deal is this? But what's pocket change to a wireless company is big money to consumers and for the FTC: $300 million is 13 times greater than the biggest fine the FTC has ever levied and (for a more apples-to-apples comparison) nearly four times greater than the agency's biggest restitution award against a wireless carrier. The FTC has given us a sense for the average impact of the throttling spread across all users and all instances of the practice.
Summary "The Big Bang Theory" had the most viewers in Central Florida Thursday night. Rounding out the top five in total viewers were CBS' "Mom" with 150,526 viewers, ESPN's "SportsCenter" with 142,260 and CBS' "Two and a Half Men" with 122,797. The New York/Cleveland game on TNT attracted 65,772 viewers.