White House’s spending cuts? Critics call it creative Washington accounting

Critics say the cuts proposed by the White House are more a reflection of creative Washington accounting than of substantive cuts.

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Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-Virginia governor, wifeComments Off

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.

Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans AffairsComments Off

The leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees reached a tentative deal Sunday to improve veterans’ health care — a potential solution to help fix such ongoing problems as delays for benefits and long waits for medical treatment concealed by secret lists.

Michelle Obama complains about money’s influence on politics, then asks for ‘fat check’Comments Off

First lady Michelle Obama is complaining on the fundraising circuit about the evils of money in politics — while also asking Democratic Party supporters to “write a big fat check” before the November elections.

Gaza crisis: Obama tells Netanyahu US worried about mounting deathsComments Off

President Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.

North Carolina mayor walks to Washington to bring focus to ObamaCare’s effect on rural hospitalsComments Off

A North Carolina mayor on Sunday was just a few miles away from finishing his 273-mile walk to Washington to draw attention to the closing of his small town’s local hospital and the plights of other rural facilities caught in financial bind created largely by ObamaCare, a changing economy and less federal funding.  

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