Stocks Hit New Records

March 2, 2015 4:18 PM Comments

U.S. stocks began the month on a positive note, with a Monday rally nudging the Nasdaq Composite to 5,000 — a level not reached since 2000 for the tech-heavy index —while the Dow Jones Industrial Average also traded in record territory.

Wall Street Rally Propels Nasdaq Above 5000

March 2, 2015 12:43 PM Comments

The Nasdaq Composite capped its long march back to 5000 Monday, eclipsing the level for the first time since March 2000.

House GOP Unites Against Amnesty As Homeland Security Showdown Intensifies

March 2, 2015 8:59 AM Comments

Lawmakers return Monday to the Capitol without a clear path out of the shutdown showdown over homeland security funds, with Senate Democrats resisting any negotiations and House Republicans determined to block President Obama’s deportation amnesty.

Reports of Possible Deal On DHS Funding Reignites Chatter About Boehner Ouster

March 1, 2015 10:25 AM Comments

Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.

New Secret Service Head: We’re Working To Rebuild Trust

March 1, 2015 10:24 AM Comments

The new director of the Secret Service says his agency is working to “regain the trust” of the public after a series of security breaches.

NSA Spying to Continue for Now

February 28, 2015 8:14 AM Comments

Mass surveillance will continue for now, but is set to expire on June 1—unless Congress acts.

Congress Approves 1 Week DHS Funding Extension

February 27, 2015 10:08 PM Comments

Congress passed a one-week stopgap funding measure late Friday to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at midnight, sending the bill on to President Obama for his expected signature.

Senate Passes One Week DHS Funding Bill

February 27, 2015 9:10 PM Comments

The Senate moved late Friday to try to pull the Department of Homeland Security back from the brink of a partial shutdown after the House failed to pass a 20-day stopgap funding bill, hurtling the agency toward a critical midnight deadline.

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