4:50 am, March 31, 2015

Government News

VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

VA says it is relaxing rule that impedes vets' ability to get private medical care

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 11:56am EDT

CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

Uninsured drop by 11.4 million since 2010, when Obama signed health overhaul, CDC reports

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 11:18am EDT

Listeria traced to 2nd Blue Bell ice cream production plant

Listeria that contributed to 3 deaths traced to 2nd production plant for Blue Bell ice cream

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 11:00am EDT

Abolish the IRS? Easy to say, but awfully hard to do

It's a conservative applause line - abolish the IRS! - but impractical for a tax-fueled gov't

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 09:42am EDT

Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

Homeland Security watchdog criticizes official who helped Democrats with visa program

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 08:48am EDT

Lawmaker questions maker of scopes tied to 'superbug' issues

Pressure rises on maker of scopes tied to 'superbug' outbreaks as lawmaker seeks information

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:40am EDT

Netanyahu, Putin on same 'businesslike' level with Obama

Obama describes relations with Netanyahu as 'businesslike,' same term used for Putin

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:20am EDT

Obama expresses condolences for European plane crash

Obama expresses condolences for plane crash in Alps, voices unity with Germany, Spain

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:20am EDT

Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done

Republicans often vow to dismantle IRS, but governing without tax agency would be mighty tough

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:40am EDT

AP Exclusive: GOP hits Medicaid to offset doc fee hikes

AP Exclusive: House GOP budget cuts more into law-income health program to benefit Medicare

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:30am EDT

Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas helped efforts to secure the visas in ways that created the appearance of favoritism and special access, the DHS IG said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:16am EDT

Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan

Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan, showcases better ties in meeting with Ghani

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 02:12am EDT

USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

USDA proposes a new definition of what it means to farm, limiting small number of subsidies

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 10:29pm EDT

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April 17 hearing on whether to lift hold on Obama immigration actions

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 09:30pm EDT

Highlights of bipartisan House plan on Medicare doctor fees

Highlights of bipartisan House compromise permanently shielding doctors from Medicare cuts

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 08:38pm EDT

Kennedy: Jesse Jackson Jr. leaving prison for halfway house

Kennedy: Jesse Jackson Jr. leaving prison for Washington, DC, halfway house on Thursday

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 08:18pm EDT

Philadelphia VA office investigated over disability claims

VA launches internal probe into Philadelphia office over handling of disability claims

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 08:10pm EDT

GOP moves ahead on budget plans; eyes Obamacare repeal bill

Republicans move ahead on budget plans, prelude to veto showdown with Obama over health care

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 08:00pm EDT

Capitol Hill Buzz: If only the Doc Fix could cure the POO

Capitol Hill Buzz: At budget time, maybe Doc Fix can cure the POO and be Queen of the Hill

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 07:40pm EDT

Train-truck crashes, by the numbers

Train-truck crashes, by the numbers

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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