Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR.) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) rolled out their version of a simplified, relatively low-rate individual and business tax system.
The Obama administration on Tuesday asked US clothing companies to source 1 percent of their production from Haiti. The 'Plus One' effort is designed to help the earthquake-ravaged country get back on its feet.
Although forests help slow global warming, storing enough carbon to offset about 16 percent of the nation's fossil fuel emissions, wildfires can produce massive amounts of carbon dioxide.
Thirteen Senate Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting a $245 billion 'doc fix’ to prevent cuts in payments to Medicare doctors. Majority leader Harry Reid said the Senate will address the issue again after health reform.
Forget Republicans. Democrats need to bring together their own centrists concerned about cost as well as liberals who still want a public option.
As of July 20, it will ask some travel agents to pay with cash, not credit. The move could make it harder for passengers to get back money for canceled flights, critics say.
The House and Senate both approved budget resolutions of about $3.5 trillion, backing key Obama priorities such as green energy and healthcare reform.
Robert Allen Stanford, his firm, or its employees are said to have delivered $2.4 million to political operations since 2000.
A high-ranking Bush administration appointee in the Interior Department improperly interfered with nearly every decision on the protection of endangered species over five years, a report by the agency's inspector general has found.