government

Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National Problem

For the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.

02/19/2014

An anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukrainian Protesters End Occupation Of City Hall

Anti-government forces leave Kiev City Hall in return for the release of all jailed protesters.

02/16/2014

File photo of the White House. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Americans Feel Government Is Nation’s Biggest Problem

According to a recent poll, Americans feel that the largest problem plaguing the nation is its government.

01/15/2014

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Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

File photo of money. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese Firm Paid US Gov’t Intelligence Adviser

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.

12/07/2013

File photo of a doctor holding a stethoscope. (Photo credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Feel Heath Care Isn’t Government’s Responsibility

A new study shows that a majority of people in the United States feel that the government should not be responsible for ensuring health care for all Americans.

11/19/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. (Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring, Pay Raises

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered a freeze on hiring and pay raises because of concerns that city government agencies are overspending.

10/25/2013

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.

10/20/2013

File photo of JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon.  (credit:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Govt, JPMorgan Reach Tentative Deal

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person familiar with the negotiations between the bank and the federal government said Saturday.

10/19/2013

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan face off in New Jersey's senate race. (Pool Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, David M Warren)

Decision Day In New Jersey’s Accelerated Senate Race

The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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