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World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 1:15am
After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan.
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Obama offers luncheon guests a cold one to go

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:06pm
In what may be President Obama’s version of a peace pipe, the commander-in-chief handed political leaders a parting gift of White House beer as they left a luncheon at the White House Friday afternoon.
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Emails show Holder said of critics: 'Kiss my a**'

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:55pm
Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department's handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could "kiss my ass."
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1,000 VA workers facing disciplinary action, McDonald says

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:38pm
The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsification of records to cover up delays, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said.
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Democrats’ Last Stand? Party foothold in Deep South at stake in Landrieu run-off

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 7:14pm
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu faces the run-off of her political life next month to keep her seat after nearly 20 years in office. But her challenges come from several fronts: not just her hard-charging Republican opponent but also the reality that Democrats may be a vanishing breed in the Deep South.
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Obama nominates foreign policy aide to top State Department post

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:51pm
President Barack Obama has nominated a longtime White House foreign policy adviser to the No. 2 post at the State Department.
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Thinking 2016? Ben Carson to air hour-long ad this weekend

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:42pm
The 2014 midterms just ended, and the 2016 White House race may already be underway.
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Same-sex couples begin to marry in Kansas City

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:40pm
Same-sex marriages have begun in the Kansas City area after a federal judge ruled that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
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For Hillary Clinton, an uncertain return to the campaign trail

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:19pm
This cycle marked Hillary Clinton’s return to the arena of electoral politics for the first time since her failed presidential bid – for those scouring for indications of how her prospects may be affected, the results are decidedly mixed.
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Official: Ex-diplomat in counterintelligence case

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:01pm
A U.S. official says a federal investigation involving a former U.S. diplomat and expert on Pakistan is related to counterintelligence.
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Obama approves sending up to 1,500 more US troops to Iraq

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:29pm
President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, more than doubling the number being deployed to help Iraqi forces fight the Islamic State.
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World's largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:58pm
After already receiving a controversial $1.6 billion construction loan from U.S. taxpayers, the wealthy investors of a California solar power plant now want a $539 million federal grant to pay off their federal loan.
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Obama seeks $5.6B to fight Islamic State militants

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:51pm
Congressional officials say they're expecting a more than $5 billion administration request to pay for munitions and other military requirements to combat Islamic State militants who have seized control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
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Judge OKs Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:06pm
A judge on Friday approved Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy, ending the largest public filing in U.S. history and launching the city into a turnaround that will require discipline after years of corruption, budget-busting debt and an exodus of residents.
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Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:04pm
Republican Ed Gillespie on Friday conceded the Virginia Senate race to Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner, concluding one of the closest election battles of the midterms.
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Supreme Court to hear new ObamaCare challenge

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:54pm
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to ObamaCare, bringing the law back before the court after it survived a brush with death in 2012.
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Longshoremen's union accused of sabotaging west coast ports

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:30pm
Business groups are accusing the longshoremen’s union of causing a log jam at two Washington state ports over a contract dispute.
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Lawmakers slam Obama's 'outrageous' letter to Ayatollah

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:01pm
President Obama, taking diplomacy into his own hands with his "dear Ayatollah" letter to Iran's Supreme Leader, is drawing a seismic response on Capitol Hill.
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‘Political’ pull? Border figures posted, removed month before election

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:06pm
Staggering statistics that show nearly a half-million people were caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally -- and more than half were not Mexican, a number far higher than in 2013 -- reportedly were posted on a U.S. government website for just a few hours last month before being taken down.
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Reid readies for last gasp in power

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:38am
Large number of defeated or retiring Dems voting and Harry Reid’s intention to hold on to his role as top Senate Dem hints he'll be trying major moves in lame duck session.
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