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  • Senate to consider massive spending bill

    June 18, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A massive spending bill to fund five Cabinet departments for the upcoming budget year is about to hit the Senate floor, giving senators a chance at a rare opportunity for open debate. But that's a maybe. The chamber easily advanced the measure on a 95-3 test vote,... more »
  • Homeland Security secretary resigning

    July 12, 2013 9:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system. Napolitano told senior staff Friday she was leaving for California. Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Defense nominee Hagel

    February 12, 2013 7:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel faces his first major hurdle in his bid to become the nation's defense secretary as a bitterly divided Senate Armed Services Committee pushes toward a vote on his nomination. The panel is scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote on President Barack Obama's choice... more »
  • More diversity likely in next Obama job selections

    February 5, 2013 6:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ready to put a diverse face on his administration in his new wave of Cabinet nominees - an image that was missing as he filled the first round of vacancies of his second term with a parade of white men. Obama is said to... more »
  • John Kerry to address colleagues at State Dept.

    February 4, 2013 6:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - New Secretary of State John Kerry will be introducing himself to his agency's employees Monday after spending much of the weekend making connections with leaders around the world. Kerry reached out to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in phone calls Sunday, assuring them the Obama administration will continue to... more »
  • Shaw Founder: "I am under consideration" for Energy Secretary Post

    February 1, 2013 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shaw Group Founder Jim Bernhard told News 2 today he is up for consideration to replace Stephen Chu as the Secretary of the Department of Energy. He also said there are other names out there to become the country's next Secretary of Energy. Bernhard recently... more »
  • White House official: AG, HHS, VA heads to stay

    January 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA... more »
  • Graham calls for delay on Brennan nomination

    January 8, 2013 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama's pick for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he has tried repeatedly to get answers on raid on the... more »
  • Lincoln and Cabinet Signatures for Sale

    March 6, 2012 7:46 PM

    A document signed by President Abraham Lincoln and members of his cabinet found in a old book is expected to be sold for about $35,000. The sheet of paper with the signatures was sold in 1864 as a donation from the president to benefit Civil War soldiers. Five such documents... more »
  • Egypt's president demands Cabinet resignation

    January 28, 2011 4:36 PM

    CAIRO - Embattled President Hosni Mubarak says he has asked his Cabinet to resign in his first appearance on television since protests erupted demanding his ouster. He says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy... more »
  • House to get quick start on spending cut pledge

    January 18, 2011 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is promising a vote next week backing up the GOP's promise to cut spending for most Cabinet agencies back to the levels in place before President Barack Obama took office. Such a vote would put all House members on record behind cutting $100... more »

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