Congress on Friday approved a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits for millions, handing President Barack Obama a convincing victory for his jobs agenda.
Security for Indianapolis’ Super Bowl—already ramped up from regular-season NFL games—could get even tighter. Sources said there has been talk of President Obama attending the February event.
As President Barack Obama sidesteps ways to keep the retirement system viable, his would-be rivals are keen on letting younger workers divert part of their payroll taxes into some type of personal account to be invested separately from Social Security.
Democrat John Gregg's chances of winning the governor's office next year will likely hinge on whether President Barack Obama's supporters can work some of the same campaign magic they used in 2008 to turn Indiana a presidential blue for the first time in four decades.
The president planned to sign an executive order Tuesday telling federal agencies to look for rules that place an unreasonable burden on businesses.
The meeting is billed as a chance to discuss the role of community colleges in preparing the nation's work force and reaching President Barack Obama's goal of having more college graduates.
Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, a member of the House GOP leadership, on Wednesday joined House Minority Leader John Boehner of
Ohio in calling for the law’s repeal.
Buoyed by good news on the jobs front, the White House claimed credit Sunday for reversing the downward economic spiral while
bracing out-of-work Americans for a slow recovery.
Most employers in central Indiana are just beginning to figure out what the health insurance reform bill will mean for their
businesses. Caterpillar Inc., which employs nearly 1,500 at an engine plant in Lafayette, expects costs to rise about 20 percent.
Attorneys general from 13 states filed suit to stop the overhaul just minutes after the bill signing, contending the law is
unconstitutional. Other state attorneys general may join the lawsuit later or sue separately.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Indianapolis has been without a presidentially appointed U.S. attorney for more than two years.
Joe Hogsett, a former secretary of state, is likely the frontrunner.