3:31 pm, December 21, 2014

Government News

Nation's travel security chief Pistole to retire

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will leave the agency at the end of December to serve as the president of a Christian college in Indiana.

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 07:40am EST

Text of Obama's remarks on US-Cuba relations

Text of President Obama's remarks on the release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Reaction to release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

Reaction to release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, future of US-Cuba relations

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Obama says people should 'go to the movies'

Obama says US taking Sony cyberattack seriously, recommends that 'people go to the movies'

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:20am EST

Castro survived odd, often inept, US schemes

Poison cigars, 'Cuban Twitter': US efforts in Cuba failed to bring about democratic change

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 03:08am EST

Like Iran, secret diplomacy leads to US-Cuba thaw

2 years after telling aides to think big, Obama turns new page with Cuba _ much like Iran

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:32am EST

AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

AP Interview: McConnell ready to try to stop coal plant rules, says Kentucky economy suffering

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 02:28am EST

Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soar

Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 12:24am EST

Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

Reflecting on Hanukkah, Obama says one act of faith can make miracles if individuals step up

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:20pm EST

5 things to know: Alcohol calorie labels on menus

5 things to know about calorie labels for alcoholic drinks on menus

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 09:40pm EST

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Once a national model, Arkansas' Medicaid experiment is in jeopardy of being abandoned

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 09:40pm EST

Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount

Republican Martha McSally wins Arizona congressional seat, last unresolved midterm race in US

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:32pm EST

Democrat Lauren McFerran sworn in as new labor board member

Democrat Laruen McFerran sworn in as new NLRB member, maintaining 3-2 Democratic majority

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:30pm EST

US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayings

In reversal, US gives up pursuit of death penalty against woman convicted in Iowa slayings

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:12pm EST

UN chief says US torture report should spur global action

UN chief: US report on brutal interrogations should spur global action to stamp out torture

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 07:11pm EST

In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committee

In surprise, Wyoming Sen. Enzi will chair Senate Budget Committee as Ala. lawmaker steps aside

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:38pm EST

US global aid chief to resign; oversaw secret Cuba programs

US international aid chief Rajiv Shah to leave in February; oversaw secret Cuba programs

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:34pm EST

Justices to discuss Louisiana gay marriage case

Supreme Court could decide in January to add gay marriage to term's calendar

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:28pm EST

Congress agrees to widen federal help for disabled

Congress sends Obama bipartisan bill to help disabled save for expenses with tax-free accounts

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 06:28pm EST

OSHA cites Dollar Tree for violations at Delaware store

OSHA cites Dollar Tree for violations at Delaware store, proposes $103,000 in penalties

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 05:30pm EST
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