WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped Walmart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles. Obama will announce Burwell's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget during a White House ceremony Monday morning. If confirmed by... more »
BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge. Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama. Obama said... more »
WASHINGTON - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan acknowledges that he was shocked when he and presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost last week's election. The Wisconsin congressman says President Barack Obama won fair and square. In an interview with ABC News being aired Tuesday, Ryan says he and Romney thought... more »
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation's unemployment rate to 7.8 percent "is not what a real recovery looks like."
The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September jobs report out Friday by arguing that Obama has a failed record on the economy.... more »
NEW YORK - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wouldn't stop teachers from being able to strike. The issue came to a head this month when thousands of teachers went on strike in Chicago, hometown to President Barack Obama. Romney blasted the unions while Obama stayed neutral. Romney says... more »
The next nominee for U.S. Supreme Court Justice may want to listen to Justice Stephen Breyer who's giving out advice. Breyer told students at Duke University Law School in North Carolina the best way for a nominee to get through the Senate confirmation process is to listen to the senator's... more »