Politics

Exclusive: Obama considering Citi’s Sheets for senior Treasury post – sources

Exclusive: Obama considering Citi’s Sheets for senior Treasury post – sources

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is bearing in mind nominating Citigroup economist Nathan Sheets to be the Treasury Department's prime official for world affairs, in step with two sources conversant in the matter. If nominated and proven through the Senate, Sheets could be a key determine […]

 
 

Christie knew about bridge lane closures, ex-official says: report

By Edith Honan and Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former New Jersey respectable on the heart of a political retribution scandal dogging Governor Chris Christie stated on Friday the governor knew a couple of visitors jam orchestrated by way of his high aides throughout the 4-day blockage, the […]

 
 

Fed’s Yellen to testify before Congress February 11 and 13

Fed’s Yellen to testify before Congress February 11 and 13

(Reuters) – Incoming Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify sooner than U.S. lawmakers on February eleven and again on February thirteen in what will probably be her first public feedback on monetary policy and the economy after taking the reins on the U.S. important financial institution. Yellen, who succeeds […]

 
 

Yellen to be sworn in as first woman Fed chair next week

Yellen to be sworn in as first woman Fed chair next week

Janet Yellen, the primary girl to chair the Federal Reserve in its one hundred-12 months historical past, will take over the reins of the U.S. important financial institution on Saturday and formally be sworn in next week, the Fed said on Thursday. Yellen, sixty seven, who starts offevolved her put […]

 
 

On policy tour, Obama pledges to revamp job training

On policy tour, Obama pledges to revamp job training

By means of Jeff Mason WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama promised to overhaul federal jobs coaching programs on Thursday on the 2nd leg of a tour supposed to highlight his proposals to give a boost to the fortunes of low- and heart-income Americans. Obama traveled to Wisconsin to […]

 
 

Republicans demand apology from MSNBC for Cheerios tweet

Republicans demand apology from MSNBC for Cheerios tweet

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus entreated Republicans on Thursday to not appear on MSNBC presentations as a result of a tweet from the network that mentioned “the rightwing” may disapprove of a Cheerios tv advert that includes a biracial household. Priebus despatched a letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin […]

 
 

Obama seeks to build unity with Senate Democrats in election year

Obama seeks to build unity with Senate Democrats in election year

By way of Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to construct a united front with Democratic senators on Wednesday, inviting them to the White Home to talk about "shared targets" heading into midterm elections through which Republicans will attempt to make the most Obama's woes to select […]

 
 

Despite budget surplus, no state bailout in works for Detroit, says top lawmaker

Despite budget surplus, no state bailout in works for Detroit, says top lawmaker

Regardless of forecasts that Michigan may have a price range surplus, a high state legislator on Wednesday warned that Detroit should not expect a state bailout for the struggling metropolis that has filed the most important municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Michigan Home Speaker Jase Bolger, a Republican, wants a […]

 
 

House approves $1.1 trillion measure to fund government through Sept 30

House approves $1.1 trillion measure to fund government through Sept 30

Through David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly licensed a $1.1 trillion spending invoice on Wednesday that quashes the threat of a executive shutdown thru September 30 and deals lawmakers an opportunity to finish four years of chaotic, quandary-driven budgeting. The 359-sixty seven vote, reflecting robust […]

 
 

ACLU sues for details of U.S. surveillance under executive order

ACLU sues for details of U.S. surveillance under executive order

With the aid of Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Monday, in the hunt for to drive the U.S. government to divulge important points of its international digital surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communications are swept […]

 
 

Walgreen offers month of prescriptions to backlogged Obamacare enrollees

Walgreen offers month of prescriptions to backlogged Obamacare enrollees

(Reuters) – Walgreen Co stated on Monday it will provide a month's provide of sure prescriptions at no upfront cost to U.S. contributors who have now not yet obtained a plan identification number under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The providing comes as U.S. executive officials struggle to roll […]

 
 

NY City mayor-elect names former teacher to lead schools

NY City mayor-elect names former teacher to lead schools

By way of Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City's Mayor-select Bill de Blasio on Monday named Carmen Farina, a longtime trainer and administrator, as the subsequent chancellor of the nation's biggest public school device. Farina, 70, takes charge of a gadget with 1.2 million college students at […]

 
 

Obama, Democrats push for extension of unemployment benefits

Obama, Democrats push for extension of unemployment benefits

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the eve of the expiration of federal benefits for the lengthy-time period unemployed, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are stepping up power on Republicans to renew this system. High White House financial adviser Gene Sperling mentioned in a statement issued […]

 
 

Obamacare signup deadline pushed back to Tuesday

With the aid of Susan Cornwell and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to join insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s new healthcare regulation, the White Home gave consumers buying on this system’s web page an extra day, until December 24, to pick plans […]

 
 

Obama in ‘symbolic’ signup for health insurance plan

Obama in ‘symbolic’ signup for health insurance plan

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama accomplished a "symbolic" signup for a medical health insurance plan under the Reasonably priced Care Act over the weekend prematurely of Monday's time limit, the White Home said. Obama chose a "bronze" plan within the Washington, D.C., exchange. However like previous U.S. presidents he’ll […]