posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM
The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Obama downplayed the pipeline's effect on jobs, calling it a "blip" compared with the overall economy.
posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM
The president said the lack of consensus among House Republicans will stretch the immigration debate past August, his original deadline for a long-elusive overhaul of the nation's fractured laws.
posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM
House Republicans say the bill is needed to ensure the long-delayed pipeline is built.
posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt...
posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM
The agency posted a notice on its website Tuesday saying it would suspend multiple reports covering at least 10 agricultural products ranging from milk to chickpeas.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:36 PM
Obama has set a goal of doubling exports by the end of next year, after drawing criticism from free-trade advocates during his first term for moving too slowly on trade issues
posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM
2012 began in much the same fashion as the previous year, and the one preceding it: as the U.S. economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. But in rural America, the stage was set for some commodities to...
posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
As the clock winds down to the holiday season and closer to Washington’s self-imposed fiscal cliff, public posturing was apparent this past week.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California: 'We put an offer on the table. The president now has...
posted on November 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM
University of Iowa political stock market predicts election outcome. Ireland-based electronic trading company has track record rivaling Iowa political market.
posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM
Wildfires ravaged portions of the Mountain West this week, consuming thousands of acres and forcing evacuations in many locations and causing at least one death.
posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world.
Obama announced $3 billion in...
posted on May 4, 2012 at 3:36 PM
The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM
Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from working in hazardous jobs on farms.
posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM
The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.