5/13/2013 9:45 AM
| Mark Memmott
It's "outrageous and there's no place for it" if the Internal Revenue Service did, as it has admitted, single out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny in recent years, President Obama said Monday morning during a news conference at the White House.
5/9/2013 9:17 AM
| Frank James
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn't said whether or not she's running for president in 2016. Indeed, if her husband, President Clinton, is to be believed, she hasn't even told him of her intentions.
Polling suggests, however, that among potential Democratic candidates, Clinton is the runaway favorite — at least at this early stage.
5/9/2013 8:41 AM
| Alan Greenblatt
President Obama in recent weeks has twice threatened to veto legislation before Congress. Don't hold your breath that it will happen.
It's not that Obama isn't sincerely troubled by bills regarding debt repayment and online privacy. Actually vetoing legislation, though, no longer seems to be part of the equation — in part because so few bills actually make it to the president's desk.
5/8/2013 9:16 AM
| Ailsa Chang
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The Senate is considering legislation to prevent a global helium shortage from worsening in October. That's when one huge supply of helium in the U.S. is set to terminate. The House overwhelmingly passed its own bill last month to keep the Federal Helium Program going.