Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is huddling with Senate Democrats to launch a joint effort to enact campaign finance reform. McCain told The Hill that he had "been having discussions with Sen. [Sheldon] Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and a couple others on the issue,” noting, “I want it to be balanced and address the issue of union contributions as well as other outside contributions.”
Franciscan University, a Catholic school in Steubensville, Ohio, announced Tuesday it will be terminating its student health insurance program, thanks to ObamaCare’s contraception mandate and new costs stemming from other provisions of the healthcare law. The university has so far refrained from offering contraceptive products and services with its student health program, and said it refuses to participate in a plan that “requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”
President Obama honed in on the media Monday during his commencement address at Barnard College, railing against the "steady stream of sensationalism and scandal" that typically drive up ratings. Using the "sensationalized" media as a campaign talking point, the President attempted to patch up a barrage of negative press that has debased the "hope" and "change" catchwords of his 2008 campaign.
California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for higher taxes as lethargic economic growth has left his state in fiscal turmoil. Brown also mentioned that California would have to implement another $6 billion in spending cuts on public schools and higher education if voters reject his call to increase sales and income taxes.
The HHS has adopted a “too-big-to-control” model that is wasting billions of taxpayer dollars, House Republicans said Wednesday. By Brian Koenig
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced earlier this week a $5-million initiative "to help expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles,” including electric cars.
Performance measures for a new U.S. Border Patrol strategy have not effectively been established, a federal auditor said Tuesday.
Prominent liberal donors, including financial guru George Soros, are ramping up efforts to support Democratic congressional nominees and President Obama’s reelection effort, doling out up to $100 million to independent groups supporting the Democratic Party’s election campaigns.
Eric Holder invoked the George Zimmerman case during a speech before the NAACP’s Detroit chapter on Sunday.
Japan’s nuclear power woes could spur an electricity crisis that will likely cause severe power shortages this summer.