The agency responds to a January incident in which a Utah elementary school served students food – and threw it away when their accounts were found to have a negative balance.
You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Democrats when the White House announced President Obama’s 2015 budget wouldn’t include a proposal that would have lowered Social Security benefits.
The Guardian correspondent reveals that as he wrote negative things about the NSA, strange things happened to his computer.
Wal-Mart sales and income slumped in the past year. The retail giant says its customers are being hurt by cuts in government benefits, higher taxes and rising health-care costs.
Bogdana Matsotska said she would not compete in the slalom event on Friday. The alpine skiing competition was considered her best event at the Winter Games.
Canada is still tops for Americans, Gallup says. But the polling company says attitudes toward other countries have shifted — particularly for North Korea and Russia.
For many women, a safe, healthy labor lasts longer than the times cited as normal, according to guidelines from the nation’s obstetricians. Giving women more time ups the odds of a vaginal delivery.
It used to be pretty easy to buy a light bulb. But the transition to more energy-efficient lighting now means choosing from a dazzling array of products. We’ve collected answers to your top questions to help you navigate the confusing world of the 21st century light bulb.
There was a time when secretaries of state were seen as little more than functionaries. That view changed in 2000′s Florida presidential election recount, which starred Katherine Harris. Now, secretaries of state are involved in implementing new state laws that have been making it either easier or harder for non-traditional voters to cast ballots — with decidedly partisan implications.
The Congressional Budget Office is projecting job losses as a result of a proposed federal minimum wage increase. The raise to the hourly wage has been a cornerstone of President Obama’s recent policy speeches. According to predictions by the non-partisan CBO, approximately 500,000 jobs would be lost by late 2016 due to such a law’s implementation.
The AFL-CIO executive committee is meeting in Texas this week to discuss the United Auto Workers’ defeat in efforts to organize a Tennessee Volkswagen plant. Committee member hope to decipher what it may mean for other union membership drives across the South.
California’s drought is reigniting a political debate about how to manage the state’s limited water resources and who should take priority.
By suing the Obama administration, including the National Security Agency, for the agency’s phone call data collection, Sen. Rand Paul now has ownership of an important issue in a way no other potential 2016 presidential candidate has yet to claim.
House Democrats are in Maryland for their annual issues conference. Despite their grim electoral prospects this fall, they are relishing the infighting that has beset the Republican House majority.
President Obama used to say that he wanted to rely more on career diplomats to serve as U.S. ambassadors. But he’s been opting for political appointees who are big donors with limited international experience.