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File photo of a fireman speaking on a walkie-talkie. (credit: German Garcia/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

The Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.

05/20/2014

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady Pushes Sugary Drink Regulation, More Free Lunches In Schools

Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.

02/25/2014

File photo of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (credit: Getty Images)

USDA Chief: Rural America Becoming ‘Less Relevant’

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says.

12/08/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Agriculture Secretary Joins Perriello In Rural Virginia Swing For Obama

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed to Virginia to campaign in Blacksburg with a one-term Democratic congressman in an appeal to rural voters in the state on President Barack Obama’s behalf.

06/19/2012

Shirley Sherrod and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack  participate in a news conference at the Department of Agriculture on Aug. 24, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Emails Show White House Involved In Decision For Shirley Sherrod’s Resignation

The White House was immediately involved in the Agriculture Department’s decision to ask USDA employee Shirley Sherrod to resign in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal e-mails released by the administration.

03/08/2012