As President Barack Obama prepares to release his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1, the Government Accountability Office is expected to take a hit that will reduce its head count to the lowest level in 75 years. The G.A.O. is responsible for investigating fraud and wastes of government money.
The Pentagon on Thursday announced that women would be able to serve in more roles in the military. They'll be able to serve as radio operators, intelligence analysts, medics and other front-line units that don't regularly engage in combat. They're still prohibited from serving in the infantry, armored units and the special forces.
President Barack Obama on Friday said his administration will grant a broader exemption for religious organization that have an objection to providing contraceptive services to women as part of their health plans. The announcement comes amid a brewing controversy over his administration's proposal to grant a much narrower exemption.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is running for his fourth term in office this year but, for the first time, he's facing an opposition that has unified in opposition to his re-election.
No Child Left Behind is about a decade old. It's been up for renewal for 10 years. But as Congress has dead-locked over proposals to modify or reform the controversial law, President Barack Obama on Thursday issued waivers from its strictest requirements to 10 states.
The air of inevitability behind the Mitt Romney campaign is slowly leaking away. But while he's having trouble, he still has more money and better organization than any of his opponents. Can Rick Santorum be the true alternative to Romney, or will he whither under the weight of Super PAC-funded attacks.
Economists have identified the housing crisis as one of the biggest drags on the current economic recovery. On Thursday, state and federal officials announced a settlement with the mortgage industry that will provide cash to underwater homeowners and those who lost their homes, but there's debate on whether it will jumpstart the economy.
Republicans have had run-ins with songwriters and bands for using their music at campaign events. Mitt Romney got dinged for using a K'Naan song, while Newt Gingrich was asked to stop using "Eye of the Tiger."
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama indicated he would get behind the effort to build up Democratic Super PACs to compete with the tsunami of Super PAC money generated by Republicans — something he's previously refused to do.
Karl Rove blasted it as a taxpayer-funded Obama re-election ad. Democrats lauded it as an example of why America is great. Yet many people were left wondering what does it mean that America is at "halftime."