The tragic April 17 explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas was, in part, a product of a severe lack of accountability and oversight by its company, West Fertilizer.
The Progressive Caucus bill, called the Balancing Act, invests in job creation and calls for paying for those investments with defense cuts.
Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.
Waiting for a traffic light to change on the old Robertson Bridge was a frightening experience for many motorists in Danville. The solution came from President Obama's stimulus package.
Organized by the Community Alliance for the Homeless, and part of the city and county plans to end homelessness, the event brought together over 825 volunteers and 1,200 people seeking services.
House Republicans demand OSHA emphasize its Voluntary Protection Program while unions and the GAO say OSHA doesn't have the staff to monitor VPP firms' performance.
Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.
In the aftermath of this past week's tragic killing of 49 exotic animals, including 18 rare Bengal Tigers, in Zanesville, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scrambling to put a positive spin on the calamity.
The New York Times reports that the beef industry is upset with the Agriculture Department over its new regulations on deadly food toxins found in ground beef.
Hurricane Irene is history, but the cleanup efforts and a new controversy over allocation of federal money remain.