The downtown in Leesburg, Virginia, offers a portrait of attachment to the past. Federal-style buildings line the streets, and the courthouse square features both a plaque commemorating a reading in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence and a statue honoring Confederate soldiers.
A federal investigation into a Virginia businessman’s political ties is threatening to harm the reputations of Republican Governor Bob McDonnell, an often mentioned prospective presidential candidate, and the man running to replace him.
It's not every day you meet Republicans (or really, anyone) who advocate for a U.S. carbon tax. Then again, not everyone is a determined advocate of so-called Pigovian taxes, the phrase economists use for levies on activities we probably shouldn’t be doing anyway.
A bullet point on Page 18 of President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget sounds ominous: “Prohibit Individuals from Accumulating Over $3 Million in Tax-Preferred Retirement Accounts.” That it appears in a section titled “Strengthening the Middle Class” is odd since such a proposal would seem to undermine the goal.
Almost two in three eligible blacks cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election, marking the first time they had a higher voter turnout rate than non- Hispanic whites, a U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows.
A crush of flight delays at U.S. airports after the furlough of about 10 percent of air-traffic controllers sparked a backlash in the Capitol yesterday, with Republican lawmakers accusing the Obama administration of inventing a crisis to serve its interests in a budget-cut fight.
When Mobil Corp. quit midtown Manhattan for 130 green acres in Fairfax County, Virginia, its new neighbors included country stores, dairy farms and a highway that ringed the nation’s capital. Mobil brought hope that the suburb could break free of its Washington ties to build its own world-class economy.
President Barack Obama is nominating Allison Macfarlane, a professor and member of panel studying disposal of atomic wastes, to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, replacing Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who is quitting.