The most recent reports on unemployment dealt a serious blow to at least one man's sense of job security: President Obama.
The president, harshly rebuked in the midterm elections by voters who thought he hadn't done enough to create jobs and revive the economy, is hanging his hopes for a second term on the expectation that the great recession would bottom out and that more Americans would soon be returning to work. Read More
"The single most important jobs program we can put in place is a growing economy." So said Barack Obama at his surly press conference last week defending the tax deal he made with Republicans. Read More
Lian Yang, of Seattle Washington, made his first appearance in U.S. District Court of Washington this week after being charged with attempting to smuggle sensitive military technology to China, Justice Department officials said. The 46-year-old man was being watched by the FBI since early last year after a tip that he was seeking to purchase 300 radiation-hardened, programmable semiconductor devices that are used in satellites, which are restricted from export and Read More
The Senate Thursday failed to end the "don't ask don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, potentially dooming the chances that Congress will repeal the policy this year or any time soon.
Senators voted 57-40 to advance the measure, three votes shy of the 60 votes they needed. Read More
As angry Democrats beat a path to television cameras Wednesday to denounce a White House tax compromise with Republicans, President Obama was making a show of being presidential. He dispatched Vice President Biden to Capitol Hill to deal with lawmakers. He summoned his Cabinet for a meeting. He met with the president of Poland and, for a rare second day in a row, took questions from reporters. Read More
Calling it a "grave injustice" to let middle-class tax cuts expire, President Obama outlined a deal he struck with Republicans on Monday to extend all tax cuts for two years in exchange for a 13-month extension in jobless benefits. Read More
Chris Polk scored on a 1-yard run as time expired, and Washington denied California bowl eligibility while keeping its own postseason hopes alive with a thrilling 16-13 victory Saturday. Read More
Of the six long-standing football programs in the Academic Athletic Association, Balboa High School has one of the longest championship droughts, going without a Turkey Bowl title since 1984.
This year appeared to be just another title-less season for the Buccaneers when they dropped all four of their nonleague games and waited until the last week of the regular season to clinch the fourth and final playoff spot in the AAA. Read More
The White House on Monday was struggling to explain contradictory statements about the airport security procedures that are generating increasing commotion as the nation heads into the heavily traveled Thanksgiving holiday. Getting caught in a message whipsaw is nothing new for the Obama administration. Read More
Is there any chance we can come to grips with our short-term and long-term fiscal problems -- the huge current federal budget deficit and the huge looming increases in entitlement spending? Maybe so. Or at least the chances seem a little better after the release of two sets of proposals in the weeks after the election. Read More