Updated May 11, 2014 7:03 p.m. ET Supervising the Earth's climateor at least believing humanity can achieve such miraclesmay be the only political project grandiose enough for President Obama. So it shouldn't surprise that after reforming health care and raising taxes, the White House is now getting the global-warming band back together, though it is still merely playing the old classics of unscientific panic. On Wednesday the White House released the quadrennial National Climate Assessment, an 829-page report. The theme is that "this is not some...
deportation policy sets up an election-year skirmish that could help Democrats win points with their political base while irritating Republicans who are open to immigration reform. The Obama administration is expected to announce revisions in the coming weeks to policies that determine how undocumented immigrants are selected for removal from the United States. Advocates want sweeping executive actions since broad legislation to rewrite immigration laws is stalled in Congress. But experts say the changes are likely to be modest as the White House holds out hope for a legislative fix this summer before November's midterm congressional elections or next year when a new Congress has been seated. Activists and congressional aides expect the Department of Homeland Security, which is reviewing the deportation guidelines, to focus on several areas.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified before the House two weeks ago about the IRS need for additional funding for the upcoming fiscal year. The IRS is currently seeking an increase of http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net $1.2 billiona 7 percent raise over its FY 2014 $11.29 billion budget. It would bring the agencys FY 2015 budget to $12.48 billion. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A review of contracts by the Washington Free Beacon shows the IRS in the past five fiscal years has spent $96.5 million refurbishing IRS offices across the country. Those contracts include fiscal years 2010 through 2014.