2:11 am, February 1, 2015

Government News

Perry's pet fund for Texas startups a goner under Abbott

Texas Gov. Abbott calls to abolish Rick Perry's signature tech fund that was beset by troubles

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:06pm EST

Oil producers push to export US crude even as prices drop

US oil producers continue push to lift export ban, even as prices continue to drop

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:42pm EST

Sin vs safety: judge weighs arguments on Gitmo female guards

Sin vs safety: military judge weighs arguments over restrictions on female guards at Gitmo

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:39pm EST

US officials: 3 US contractors killed in Afghan shooting

US officials say 3 US contractors killed in Afghan shooting at Kabul international airport

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 02:38pm EST

Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

Senate panel approves Iran sanctions to take effect if nuclear talks with Tehran fail

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 02:29pm EST

Bill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba

Bipartisan Senate legislation seeks end to travel ban to Cuba

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 02:10pm EST

Kerry Butler to join 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway

Kerry Butler to play Hillary Rodham Clinton in 'Clinton: The Musical' off-Broadway this spring

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 01:36pm EST

Wistful, humorous Romney looks back as he ponders '16

In Mississippi, Romney introspective about 2012 as he considers another bid in 2016

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 01:22pm EST

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

Pre-paid mobile provider TracFone settles with government for $40M over unlimited data plans

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 01:16pm EST

Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

Census: 16 million children, or 1 in 5, received government food stamps in 2014 survey

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 11:50am EST

Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates

Fed stresses it will be 'patient' in raising rates but notes steadily improving economy

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 09:48am EST

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

Boeing, SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to space station

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 09:40am EST

State Dept. officials meet with House Benghazi panel

Partisan rift continues on House Benghazi panel as GOP chairman promises subpoenas

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 08:00am EST

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

VA says far-flung agency to be streamlined with 5 regions for all services

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 06:28am EST

Biden: More costs for Russia unless Moscow changes course

VP Biden says costs for Russia's actions in Ukraine must rise unless Moscow changes course

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:30am EST

Obama congratulates new Greek leader on election victory

Obama congratulates Greece's new prime minister, says US will work closely on Greek prosperity

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:30am EST

Iowa farmer leads Senate panel on high legal posts

It's Chairman Grassley: Iowa Republican farmer, adept Tweeter, heads Senate legal panel

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:32am EST

Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 03:24am EST

Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

Arkansas House panel rejects proposal to remove honors for Confederate general on King holiday

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 02:18am EST
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