- Embassy Threats Grow in Mideast
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 19 2013 - 1:06 PM:)
The U.S. is seeing a spike in al Qaeda-related terror plots and threats against its embassies in Libya, Yemen and Egypt, say current and former U.S. officials.
- No Debt Showdown Before Labor Day
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 19 2013 - 12:56 PM:)
The U.S. government will bump up against the federal borrowing limit this weekend, though a series of emergency steps will allow it to continue paying all of the nation's bills until after Labor Day, the Treasury secretary said.
- Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 3:41 PM:)
An IRS watchdog said he informed Obama administration officials last June that a probe was under way over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
- Sexual-Assault Review Gets Priority
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 4:31 AM:)
Pentagon leaders appeal to Congress for more time to address the problem of sexual assaults in the armed services before lawmakers move ahead on plans to overhaul the military-justice system.
- House Passes SEC Cost-Benefit Bill
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 2:17 AM:)
House lawmakers voted largely along party lines Friday to approve a bill that would require U.S. securities regulators to more extensively assess how much their rules cost the financial industry, part of a push to curtail what Republicans say is overly burdensome red tape.
- House Immigration Bill Emerging
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 2:11 AM:)
Illegal immigrants could become citizens in 15 years under legislation being drafted by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, a timeline two years longer than under a similar Senate bill.
- Assemblyman Vito Lopez Resigns
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 1:27 AM:)
The politician plans to resign in the wake of investigations that found he sexually harassed female staffers.
- Ex-Prosecutors Top List for FBI Director
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 18 2013 - 12:12 AM:)
President Obama has narrowed his choice for the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director to two people: a top White House aide and a former Bush administration official.
- Easy Money: Too Much of a Good Thing?
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 17 2013 - 4:05 PM:)
Columnist David Wessel writes that while central banks' stimulative efforts have boosted economies and driven investment, the risks of overheating or a bubble are worth watching.
- Judicial Vacancies Typify Capital Dysfunction
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - May 16 2013 - 2:25 PM:)
The epidemic of unfilled federal judicial seats may be the best illustration of how the Senate's dysfunction now affects all branches of the government, writes Gerald F. Seib.
- The Second-Term Cabinet Shakeup
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 05 2013 - 7:06 PM:)
President Barack Obama is naming new people to fill key posts in his second term, as some top officials leave. Here is a look at his second-term lineup.
- Growth Charts
(WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - November 10 2012 - 1:59 AM:)
Winning is the goal in politics, but winning ascendant places is even better. It holds the promise of a growing constituency.