- UPDATE: A Republican-led state Assembly committee called together to study the Common Core academic standards in Wisconsin is not recommending they be scrapped, despite pressure from tea party conservatives to do just that.
Your guide to the budget deal compromise Budget fights in Washington are rarely simple or without rancor. Some conservative groups have already begun attacking the compromise deal announced Tuesday, lobbing complaints Republican House Speaker John Boehner dismissed as “ridiculous.
Sebelius pledges review of botched Obamacare site rollout Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday pledged a “relentless” push to continue improving the HealthCare.gov website and formally announced an inspector general review of the process that led to its botched rollout.“The initial launch of HealthCare.
Lawmakers announce compromise budget deal Bipartisan congressional negotiators unveiled a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January and stabilize the government's finances into the near future.Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Lawmakers to announce budget deal Bipartisan congressional negotiators have scheduled a 6 p.m. news conference to unveil a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January and stabilize the government's finances into the near future.Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Senate approves first nominee since 'nuclear option' In the first confirmation vote since Democrats changed the Senate’s filibuster rules by invoking the “nuclear option,” the upper chamber has approved Patricia Millett's nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
President Obama recruits former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is returning to the White House to advise President Barack Obama as he struggles to regain his footing after the flawed healthcare law rollout.Podesta steered Obama's transition team in 2008 after he won the presidency.