By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to confirm a retired corporate and government turnaround specialist to head the Internal Revenue Service, an agency recovering from scandal as it gears up to play a big role in implementing the president's health
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate retiring Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to serve as ambassador to China.
If he's confirmed by the Senate, Baucus will replace ambassador Gary Locke, who's announced he plans to leave the diplomatic post.
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed immigration director Alejandro Mayorkas to be the No. 2 official at the Department of Homleand Security.
The 54-41 vote clears one of dozens of President Barack Obama's nominees to high government offices. Under a deal
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There is no evidence of widespread misconduct within the Secret Service, according to a Homeland Security Department inspector general's report.
The 145-page report was issued Friday, more than 18 months after the agency in charge of
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is ordering a review of the military's response to sexual assault in the armed forces.
Obama says in a statement provided to The Associated Press that his administration has "an urgent obligation" to respond. The
By LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday after feeling unwell and undergoing tests that revealed nothing wrong, his spokesman said.
"Everything is normal," Adam Jentleson, Reid's press secretary, said in a statement. "He
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.
Health and Human Services Secretary
By DONNA CASSATA and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military one year to make progress on an epidemic of sexual assault or face potential tougher reforms, hours after Congress sent a sweeping defense bill for his signature that cracks down
By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For months, two review panels given nearly identical assignments by President Barack Obama have been studying how the White House should change or limit the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They have functioned separately -
By JIM KUHNHENN and KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With control of the Senate at stake in next year's elections, President Barack Obama's decision to name retiring Democratic Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China sets off a chain reaction that could give the White House and
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIUPDATE: The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a 10-vehicle pileup that happened on I-90 Friday afternoon. It started around 12:45pm in the westbound lanes of I-90 about 7 miles east of Ritzville.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln.
The search for the two robbers sent Willard Elementary into lockdown, but police say no students were ever in any danger. At 11:30 Friday morning, Spokane Police called off
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62