Boehner wants debt deal within a month

Boehner wants debt deal within a month

Washington needs to wrap up a deal to increase borrowing authority within a month to avoid rattling financial markets, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday. Boehner told reporters he is “ready to proceed” in talks with President Barack Obama and called on him to get more involved. But the top Republican reiterated […]

Republicans to meet with Obama on debt increase

Republicans to meet with Obama on debt increase

  Scores of House Republicans are heading to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama to demand trillions of dollars in spending cuts as the price for providing any increase in the government’s power to borrow. Wednesday’s meeting comes on the heels of a symbolic and lopsided vote the day before against […]

You aren’t what you eat: GOP challenges healthy eating rules

You aren’t what you eat: GOP challenges healthy eating rules

House Republicans are pushing back against Obama administration efforts to promote healthier lunches, saying the Agriculture Department should rewrite rules it issued in January meant to make school meals healthier. They say the new rules are too costly. The bill, approved by the House Appropriations Committee late Tuesday, also questions a government proposal to curb […]

SEAL museum popular after bin Laden killing

SEAL museum popular after bin Laden killing

The biggest attraction at the Navy SEALs’ national museum isn’t memorialized in any artifact or mentioned in any display. But that doesn’t keep visitors from asking. The May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden at the hands of SEALs has brought a spike in visitors to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, seeking a behind-the-scenes glimpse […]

Popular tech tools for the road

Popular tech tools for the road

With the busy summer vacation season quickly approaching, The Associated Press asked several travel experts about their favorite tools for travel. Needless to say, applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad were high on most lists, but there are still plenty of great tools out there for other smartphone users and even those with just regular […]

GOP Presidential wannabes rush to the right

GOP Presidential wannabes rush to the right

Republican Presidential contenders face a dilemma. If they want to win the nomination, they need to drift to the right to appeal to the extreme conservative base that dominates their party. But if they want to win the general election, they need to be more centrist. So each of the top candidates in the current […]

Where’s Sarah? Palin is a no show at Gettyburg

Where’s Sarah? Palin is a no show at Gettyburg

So what’s going on with Sarah Palin? First she tried to steal the thunder of hundreds of thousands of bikers at the annual Rolling Thunder in Washington — an obvious stunt that failed when event organizers refused to let her steal the show. Then she leaves her faithful waiting in vain when she didn’t show […]