By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate former Bush administration official James Comey to head the FBI, people familiar with the decision said Wednesday.
Three people with knowledge of the selection said Obama planned to nominate Comey,
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said Wednesday.
The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, the opening months of his second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential power and the durability of the Washington political apparatus he disdains.
Obama has yet to achieve a
By JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday he's undecided about running for president but didn't appear to agree with his mother that enough members of their family have occupied the White House.
Bush, widely considered among
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge has approved a settlement in which United Technologies Corp. will sell some of its assets as part of its $18.4 billion purchase of aerospace-parts maker Goodrich Corp., the largest merger in aircraft industry history.
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.
The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that the genetically
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law.
WASHINGTON (AP) - USDA says non-approved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon field.
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By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wealthier households benefit significantly more than lower earners from big tax breaks such as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable giving, the government said in a study Wednesday.
More than half the benefits of 10 major tax breaks go
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is flying home to Chicago to give a boost to Democrats hoping to take back the House in 2014.
Obama will headline a fundraiser Wednesday for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of two longtime