Kerry orders probe of U.S. State Dept. examine email procedures

Kerry orders probe of U.S. State Dept. examine email procedures
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has asked the department's inspector general to look into procedures for handling emails by State Department employees, the department said on Friday.State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said the move was not specifically to ...

Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks

Senate delays vote on Medicare payment fix for two weeks
The Senate will wait more than two weeks before acting on a bill to permanently fix the flawed formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, after an April 1 deadline to start a 21 percent cut in payment rates. Senate Republican ...

Senate passes Republican budget with deep spending cuts

Senate passes Republican budget with deep spending cuts
The Senate early on Friday passed a Republican-authored budget plan that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding, putting Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. ...

Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations

Exclusive: Upset by Warren, U.S. banks debate halting some campaign donations
Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said.Representatives from ...

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

Boehner, Pelosi show gridlock is not U.S. Congress’s only option
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.Not long afterward, Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the ...

Schock leaves U.S. Congress, notes Abe Lincoln had troubles too

Schock leaves U.S. Congress, notes Abe Lincoln had troubles too
U.S. Representative Aaron Schock, who became more famous for his abdominal muscles and "Downton Abbey"-style office decor than for his legislative accomplishments, on Thursday cited God, the Bible and Abraham Lincoln in his farewell to Congress.The 33-year-old Illinois Republican, ...