Articles by Laura Matthews
- LG Chem Michigan Wastes Taxpayers’ Money Playing Video Games
February 14 2013 4:05 PM
An Inspector General report found that LG Chem Michigan Inc. got $150 million in a green energy grant and has very little to show for it.
Bloomberg Plans Styrofoam Ban: Do Nanny Policies Work?
February 14 2013 12:22 PM
Mayor Bloomberg will propose a Styrofoam ban. It may not please everyone, but some of his previous bans were a success.
2013 State Of The Union Response: Rubio Vs. Paul – First Look At 2016?
February 13 2013 1:26 AM
Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, both possible 2016 presidential candidates, rebutted Obama's State of the Union address.
Obama Sets Ambitious Liberal Agenda
February 13 2013 12:26 AM
Obama challenged Republicans on several fronts by outlining his vision for America in his 2013 State of the Union address.
Senate Committee Backs Hagel On 14-11 Vote
February 12 2013 5:12 PM
A party-line vote sends Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary to the full Senate for a vote later this week.
State Of The Union: What To Watch For
February 12 2013 12:41 PM
While jobs and economy will remain Obama's primary focus during the State of the Union Address, there are other things on his wish list.
State Of The Union 2013: Nuclear Weapons Cut Coming?
February 11 2013 3:45 PM
Obama is expected to propose a reduction in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. How many nuclear weapons would this leave America?
GOP Threats To Hagel, Brennan May Bite Back
February 11 2013 11:31 AM
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham urges his fellow senators to block voting on the two nominees. It may not be a good idea.
Will US Be Less Safe After Budget Ax Falls On The Pentagon?
February 08 2013 7:37 PM
Sequestration cuts totaling $1.2 trillion will take effect March 1. Pentagon programs will be hit hard. Do these cuts leave America in danger?
No Drones Here: Seattle Stops Unmanned Aerial Surveillance
February 08 2013 2:23 PM
Mounting privacy concerns led Seattle's mayor to order the police to return its drones to the manufacturer.
Spy Chief Nominee Brennan Holds Onto His Secrets
February 08 2013 11:10 AM
Brennan's promises of transparency while "optimizing secrecy" is the best we can hope for if he is confirmed to head the CIA.
Protesters Send Brennan Hearing Into Early Recess
February 07 2013 3:03 PM
Protesters forced lawmakers to temporarily recess within minutes of Brennan's opening statements.