A new report reveals that the Department of Energy has spent more than $11 million per green job created since 2009.
The Internal Revenue Service has recouped more than $5.5 billion under a series of programs that offered reduced penalties and no jail time to people who voluntarily disclosed assets they were hiding overseas, government investigators said Friday.
President Barack Obama’s re-election glow is gone. Congress’ reputation remains dismal. And only about one in five Americans say they trust the government to do what’s right most of the time, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Americans’ views of the federal government continue to fall to new lows, yet the public opinion of their local and state governments are seen in a more positive way.
Being the leader of the free world is an expensive proposition. But the costs don’t stop once you leave the White House.
The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year, but more often than it ever has it cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.
Senate Democrats have set aside their effort to win support from conservative Sen. Tom Coburn for requiring federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, an aide to a key lawmaker said Wednesday.
The nation’s capital is bracing for its first major snowstorm since a fast-moving storm in January 2011 that left some people stuck in traffic for 8 hours or more.
Before a House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she deemed “fringe” groups to make major changes to the measure.
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre says he thinks the federal government wants universal background checks on gun owners to make it easier for federal officials to seize firearms.
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