Obama urging ‘investments’ in State of the Union, despite national mood souring on spending

President Obama, after delivering a barbed inaugural address that focused on controversial social agenda items, plans to return to the economy in his State of the Union Tuesday -- but his prescription for growth is still at odds with that of the Republican Party, and many voters. 

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New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax formsComments Off

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so farComments Off

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.

DHS considering new security measures to intercept ‘foreign fighters’ returning from SyriaComments Off

The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the heels of reports that two Americans have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria.

Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DCComments Off

President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House.

Coal industry dealt another setback as Oregon blocks export plan – will feds help?Comments Off

The coal industry has been dealt another blow after a state agency in Oregon denied a key permit for a controversial terminal, marking the latest salvo in an escalating fight between coal exporters and fossil-fuel loathing environmentalists on the West…

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