Councilwoman Elaine Spaull planned to be in Washington, D.C., today to attend the White House Champions of Change Ceremony in the Executive Office Building. She was invited by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness to the event, which will honor 13 people who have positively changed homelessness [...]
A mental health evaluation will be scheduled for a Rochester woman accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama after complaining about child custody laws. Federal Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman ordered the evaluation Tuesday after making the motion himself in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, based on pre-trial records [...]
The proposed fiscal 2013 budget released by the White House in February outlines a number of the administration’s priorities related to lawyers, from an increase in enforcement of federal employment and labor laws to more focused attention on food and drug safety and immigration enforcement. A boost in employment-related enforcement The Department of Labor’s budget [...]
The White House is recommending $402 million in funding for the Legal Services Corp. in fiscal 2013, which starts Oct. 1. That is an increase of $54 million from current funding, but significantly less than requested and less than what was approved for 2011. About 94 percent of the White House request — $376.8 million [...]
A Canandaigua attorney is headed to the White House. John A. “Jack” Schuppenhauer, a private practitioner who is also president of NYSARC Inc., has been invited by the Obama administration to attend a special White House “Community Leaders Briefing” on Friday. “NYSARC is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations serving people with intellectual disabilities in [...]
Amy Castronova of Webster was still in college when she bought and started running a business. Not even a decade later, she was invited to the White House last month as one of the country’s top 100 entrepreneurs aged 30 or less. Castronova is the president and CEO of Novatek Communications Inc., which has evolved [...]
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus and thought President Barack Obama was the anti-Christ, according to court documents and those who knew him. At one point, he even suggested to an acquaintance the president was planning to implant computer tracking chips [...]
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama kicked off his first Twitter town hall with — what else? — a tweet. Using a laptop set up on a podium in the East Room of the White House, Obama typed this message: “In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut and what investments would you keep?”
WASHINGTON — In a blunt challenge to Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that elimination of selected tax breaks for oil companies and the super-wealthy must be included in any deficit reduction plan.
The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up an appeal of the health care challenge until it has gone through the federal appellate court process. A federal court in Virginia invalidated the portion …
After National Labor Relations Board officials warned in a statement that the budget proposed by House lawmakers would force the agency to close its offices and furlough its 1,665 employees for three months, the Board has backed off at the request of the White House.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration laid out three broad options Friday for reducing the government’s role in the mortgage market. All three would almost certainly lead to higher interest rates and costs for borrowers.