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WASHINGTON -- President Obama has nominated civil rights lawyer Thomas E. Perez to lead the Department of Labor, calling the former state labor official a defender of middle class workers and a consensus builder. Announcing his choice in the East Room on...
WASHINGTON — A bill to expand background check requirements for gun sales cleared its first Senate hurdle Tuesday, even though a compromise measure that would attract sufficient bipartisan support in the full chamber remains elusive. The Senate...
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday to combat gun trafficking, the first firearms measure since the Newtown, Conn., shooting to move to consideration by the full Senate. The proposal, steered by committee...
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a new measure Monday to combat illegal gun trafficking, a sign of momentum for one element of President Obama’s initiative to reduce gun violence. The primary focus of the bill is to combat...
WASHINGTON -- The federal government's automatic budget cuts mean there will be less financial incentive to turn in tax cheats. In a notice on its website, the Internal Revenue Service said it would pay 8.7% less to informants who blow the whistle on...
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jacob J. Lew as Treasury secretary, allowing the longtime budget expert to take office as President Obama deals with looming automatic federal spending cuts. Lew, 57, was approved by a 71-26 vote. He...
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee voted Tuesday to confirm Jacob J. Lew as Treasury Secretary despite Republican concerns about his support for higher taxes to reduce the nation's debt as well as his tenure as a Citigroup Inc. executive before joining...
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee is expected to vote to confirm Jacob J. Lew's nomination to be Treasury secretary on Tuesday, setting the stage for his confirmation by the full Senate in the coming days. Lew, the former White House chief of staff,...
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary nominee Jacob J. Lew on Wednesday faced tough questions from Republican senators about his tenure as a top executive at Citigroup Inc. in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Lew was criticized for not knowing...
In my Sunday column, I wrote that it’s past time for the Obama administration to subject its nomination of suspected terrorists for the “kill list” -- secret death warrants, to put it bluntly -- to some form of independent review, at...
WASHINGTON – Senators from both parties are expressing enthusiasm for pushing a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. But while immigration politics appears to have changed in the wake of sweeping Republican rejection...
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