President Obama announced Wednesday he will open parts of the southern Atlantic coast and Alaska to offshore drilling. But don't look for gas prices to fall.
In announcing the Race to the Top winners, Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that both states had strong buy-in from almost all districts and teachers unions.
States' Medicaid programs will have to grow dramatically to meet the demands of healthcare reform. Those states that have already started the process could come out ahead financially.
When Joe Biden dropped an expletive during Tuesday's signing of the healthcare reform bill, folks in his home state of Delaware weren't surprised.
Tamara Schirrmacher dresses up as The Statue of Liberty as she holds chains that she says represent the national debt during a tax day Tea Party event in Pleasanton, Calif., April 15, 2009. Protests took place around the country to demonstrate against recent bailouts and excessive government spending.
#12 California: Jobseeker Michael Williams flashes a 'hang loose' sign as he stands on an exit ramp in Irvine, Calif. to advertise himself to the job market. For the Golden State, the 2000s have been a bust. The last time, California had fewer workers on the job, people were gripped with millennial fervor and worried about the Y2K bug (December 1999).
The retirement of Rep. Bill Delahunt (D) of Massachusetts hands the GOP yet another opportunity in its bid for a House takeover in the fall.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that 15 states and the District of Columbia are finalists for Race to the Top education grants. The winners will be chosen in April.