WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce on Friday whom he has picked to replace Larry Summers as his top economic adviser, with Gene Sperling seen as the front runner to take this influential White House role. Read the full story from Reuters
The newly elected House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday promised a new era of transparency while vowing to push forward the conservative agenda that swept his party into power. Read the full story from The New York Times.
Supporters of end-of-life counseling decry W.H. decision to pull regulation. Read the full story on Poliitico.
ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the state of New York in crisis on Wednesday, proposing solutions long championed by Republicans to control a soaring budget deficit, overhaul Medicaid and reform a dysfunctional government. Read the full story from Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans took power in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with promises of a leaner, more accountable government but softened a pledge of deep and immediate spending cuts that helped them win November’s election. Read the full story from Reuters
The $14.4-billion program has been hurt by delays and cost overruns, and a view that amphibious assaults have grown less effective. Read the full story from The New York Times.
The late wife of the adulterous politican leaves his name out of her will. Read the full story on Poliitico.
House Republican leaders are scaling back a goal to cut $100 billion from domestic spending, aides say, because the fiscal year will be nearly half over before the cuts could become law. Read the full story from The New York Times.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, said on Wednesday he will resign and become an outside adviser for Obama’s re-election campaign in a major staff shake-up. Read the full story from Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration warned House Republicans on Wednesday that any move to repeal the sweeping healthcare overhaul passed last year would erase critical consumer protections and set the nation back on course toward skyrocketing health costs. Read the full story from Reuters