Boehner, Pelosi show gridlock is not U.S. Congress’s only option

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maybe it was the kiss that John Boehner planted on Nancy Pelosi’s cheek that early January day in front of the entire House of Representatives that should have provided a clue. Source: Boehner, Pelosi show gridlock is not U.S. Congress’s only option

Head of U.S. Chemical Safety Board resigns: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has resigned weeks after lawmakers with oversight of his agency accused him of hostility toward his staff, a White House official said on Thursday. Source: Head of U.S. Chemical Safety Board resigns: White House official

In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

By Amanda Lucidon As part of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative to open the doors of education for girls around the world, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; and Siem Reap, Cambodia from March 18 to March 22, 2015. Take a look at her trip in pictures: “Educating girls is the […]

U.S. Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Thursday for a non-binding amendment to a budget bill intended to make it easier to reimpose sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear deal. Source: U.S. Senate votes unanimously for amendment to send message on Iran

California Workers’ Comp Law Gets Criticism, Praise at Senate Hearing

By ProPublica by <a class=”colorbox” href=”http://www.propublica.org/site/author/michael_grabell/”>Michael Grabell</a> An architect of California’s recent workers’ comp reform testified Wednesday that the law was being misused by insurers and that the system may need to be streamlined to make it fairer for injured workers. In remarks before a senate committee, Angie Wei of the California Labor Federation said […]

Congressman asks pro sports leagues about their tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has sent a letter to the NFL and nine other professional sports organizations seeking information about their tax-exempt status, his office said on Thursday. Source: Congressman asks pro sports leagues about their tax-exempt status