The state Employment Security Department said Thursday an estimated 25,000 jobless workers, including 1,007 in Clark County, will get cut off from unemployment insurance benefits when a federal program ends on Dec. 28.
By DAVID ESPO, Associated Press
December 12, 2013 4 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
December 12, 2013 9:41 a.m.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened meetings Thursday in the Middle East on his ninth trip of the year to the region.
Several state legislators from Clark County remain apprehensive about supporting a transportation plan that would raise gas taxes but include little in projects for Southwest Washington, they told business and community leaders Wednesday morning.
By Greg Giroux, Bloomberg News
December 11, 2013 12:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Most Republican senators seeking re-election next year face primary challenges, underscoring differences in tone and ideology within the party as it seeks to wrest control of the chamber from the Democrats.
By CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press
December 11, 2013 10:27 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Americans' perceptions of President Barack Obama are falling not only on his handling of the economy and other big issues, but also on more personal qualities such as honesty, a poll finds.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
December 11, 2013 10:25 a.m.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers.
By Zachary A. Goldfarb, The Washington Post
December 11, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Government programs such as food stamps and unemployment insurance have made significant progress in easing the plight of the poor in the half-century since the launch of the war on poverty, according to a major new study.
By Andrew Taylor and David Espo, Associated Press
December 10, 2013 3:06 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives that highlighted the difficulty of compromise within divided government.
By Scott Fallon, The Record
December 10, 2013 10:59 a.m.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie has refused to join a coalition of eight Eastern states seeking to curb air pollution blowing in from Midwest and Southern coal-fired power plants that help make New Jersey's air quality among the worst in the nation.
By JULIE PACE, Associated Press
December 10, 2013 10:46 a.m.
JOHANNESBURG — President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro Tuesday at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the leaders of two Cold War foes.