Director of National Intelligence James Clapper caused a stir Thursday during an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee when he described China and Russia as "mortal threats" to the U.S.His remarks, coming in response to a question from Sen.
The pay and benefits of federal workers came under attack on Capitol Hill Wednesday as House Republicans claimed during a hearing titled "Are Federal Workers Underpaid?" that federal workers were far too well paid compared with their private sector workers.But those assertions were contradicted by a
The House's GOP leaders appear to be the big winners following passage Tuesday of legislation to temporarily fund the federal government for two weeks and cut $4 billion from current federal spending to boot.That more than 100 Democrats joined Republicans in a whopping 335-91 vote for the stopgap s
When it comes to how to make changes to slow the rising costs of some of the nation's most cherished entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare, it's a no-win situation for presidents and their top aides to give too many details too early on their proposals.Start suggesting you want to
The CPAC gathering in Washington hosted a Sarah Palin impersonator Friday morning, so why not a Tim Pawlenty imposter in the afternoon?Pawlenty, the previous governor of Minnesota, delivered a speech so bodaciously conservative that some in the audience wondered if they were witnessing the same spea
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are blamed to greater or lesser degrees — depending on the political ideology of the finger-pointer — for their roles in the 2008 financial meltdown.But even before the bursting of the mortgage bubble, critics complained the mortgage companies were risky.