2:25 am, February 28, 2015

Government News

New computerized tests debut this week, starting in Ohio

US schools begin new computer-based tests this week based on Common Core standards

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 11:24am EST

Republicans critical of Obama's 'amnesty bonuses'

Congressional Republicans critical of 'amnesty bonuses' under Obama's immigration orders

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 10:36am EST

Obama returns to Washington after California golf weekend

Obama returns to Washington after Southern California getaway with friends

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:40am EST

Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

Computer-based tests bring new era for students as states start Common Core exams this week

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:50am EST

White House summit won't focus solely on IS group

Officials: White House summit on violent extremism won't focus exclusively on threat from IS

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:36am EST

Federal offices in DC to close due to winter storm

Federal agencies in DC area to close Tuesday due to winter storm

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:50am EST

Obama phones Danish PM to offer condolences after shootings

Obama calls Danish leader, offers condolences for terror spree in Copenhagen that killed 2

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 12:20am EST

Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security Department possible

Boehner raises possibility of letting funding for Homeland Security lapse, forcing shutdown

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:58pm EST

UMass bans Iranians from some engineering, science programs

UMass, citing laws on study programs, bars Iranian students from engineering, science programs

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:18pm EST

White House: Islamic State's 'barbarity knows no bounds'

White House condemns purported killing of Egyptians by IS as 'despicable' and 'cowardly'

Monday - 02/16/2015, 12:00pm EST

Bumpy learning curve for likely candidates in 2016 race

Early fumbles offer likely GOP candidates a bumpy learning curve to 2016 presidential race

Monday - 02/16/2015, 11:32am EST

Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

Alabama gay marriage fight echoes old states' rights battles in civil rights, slavery

Monday - 02/16/2015, 07:40am EST

Boehner feared White House interference in Israeli invite

Boehner kept speaking invitation to Israeli leader quiet, feared White House interference

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:20am EST

Boehner raises possibility of Homeland Security shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month's end because of a budget impasse, and blaming Senate Democrats if that happens.

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:18am EST

Drone on: US proposes rules for the era of drones

Drone on: US proposes rules to let the era of commercial drones begin in coming years

Monday - 02/16/2015, 03:12am EST

Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, Debaltseve still tense

Ukraine cease-fire largely holding, but sounds of shelling heard from railway hub Debaltseve

Monday - 02/16/2015, 02:50am EST

More golf for Obama on 2nd day of weekend getaway

Obama swings clubs on California golf course owned by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison

Monday - 02/16/2015, 02:40am EST

Labor secretary to press 2 sides in West Coast port dispute

Obama sending labor secretary to California to urge sides to settle West Coast port dispute

Monday - 02/16/2015, 02:22am EST

Obama talks cease-fire with leaders of Ukraine, Germany

Obama speaks with leaders of Ukraine, Germany ahead of pending cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

Sunday - 02/15/2015, 10:30pm EST

Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

Questions about plaintiffs unlikely to derail Supreme Court case on health overhaul subsidies

Sunday - 02/15/2015, 04:58pm EST
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