This winter, President Obama took the unusual step of naming Ron Bloom his assistant for manufacturing. But Bloom stepped down in August to return to his family in Pittsburgh. He hasn’t been replaced. This comes as manufacturers in our region are clamoring for attention.
What does it mean when a deal maker backs away from the leadership table?Amid news that a sharply divided Congress is embroiled in yet another budget battle, and the country once again faces the possibility of a government shutdown, Sen.
Congress is at odds over a measure needed to keep the government operating past the end of the month.While lawmakers have a week to work out their differences before the government faces another partial shutdown, one agency faces a much earlier deadline.The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Billy Long is a Tea Party stalwart who ran for Congress as a man fed up with Washington.Long won in a landslide and now represents Joplin, Mo., where he fired up a Tea Party crowd in April pretending to auction off the national debt.Five weeks later, Long was back in Joplin, this time in the dark an