Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who lived on food stamps and resided in low-income housing to identify with his poor constituents, is acknowledging his status as a technology millionaire as he campaigns across New Jersey for a U.S. Senate seat.
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew told Congress today he’s extending a measure that enables the U.S. to stay under the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling, as the Obama administration and Republican lawmakers remain in a stalemate on raising the limit.
House Speaker John Boehner said Congress will need to extend current federal spending levels for a “short period of time” when the next fiscal year begins Oct. 1 because appropriations bills won’t be finished by then.
Russia’s grant of temporary asylum to former contractor Edward Snowden against U.S. wishes unleashed calls from members of both parties for President Barack Obama to take a harder line against his counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Senator John McCain said business and religious groups need to press reluctant House Republicans next month to back a revision of U.S. immigration law, saying he was “not happy with the effort so far.”
About 40 percent of U.S. senators, and 25 percent of U.S. representatives, belonged to fraternities or sororities in college. On April 24, more than a dozen of these grateful alumni extolled Greek life at an annual $500-a- plate dinner in a Washington hotel ballroom for “FratPAC,” the industry’s political arm.