House Republicans are trying to roll back school-lunch nutrition requirements -- passed in 2010 with the backing of First Lady Michelle Obama -- saying the rules bust local budgets and micromanage what children eat.
Consumer demand for organic foods has helped Uncle Matt’s Organic Inc. grow from 5 acres of oranges in 1999 to become Florida’s biggest organic-citrus producer. Further expansion is being hampered by the federal crop insurance program designed to help farmers, says the company’s founder, Matt McLean.
The Democratic Party’s national committees outraised their Republican counterparts last year and are entering the 2014 U.S. elections with more money in the bank and President Barack Obama in his sixth year in office.
General Electric Co. won support from the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday in a battle to fund its backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, over objections from Defense Secretary Robert Gates .
The 87 new Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives may face a test of defense spending versus deficit cutting this week as Congress decides whether to continue funding a backup engine for Lockheed Martin Corp .’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Republican U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine cited frustration with Congress’s partisanship for her decision not to seek re-election in November, an action that hampers her party’s chances to seize control of the chamber in November.
The National Education Association, a Beverly Hills hip-hop artist and hedge fund manager Orin Kramer are among the top initial donors to a nonprofit issue- advocacy group founded by President Barack Obama’s former campaign aides.
Retirement announcements by Senator Olympia Snowe and other centrists are putting more U.S. Senate seats at stake than at any time since 1996 -- and the result may be an even more polarized environment next year.