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Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, has just 1,500 students but President Margaret Drugovich estimates the schools spends $297,800 and 7,200 staff work hours to comply with what critics call onerous government regulation and reporting...
President Barack Obama told U.S. governors on Monday that a Department of Homeland Security shutdown would adversely affect their states’ economies. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama warned the...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said if Congress fails to agree to a new budget for his department by the end of Friday, inaction by lawmakers would lead to staff furloughs that could harm the U.S. response to terrorist threats. Photo by...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, seen here testifying before a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Feb. 4, 2015, convened a war council on Monday to discuss a new strategy of tackling Islamic State militants. Photo by...
Though Israel and Hamas agreed to stop their fighting in late August, in Gaza many Palestinians are struggling to rebuild with little signs of hope or progress. PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal traveled there to get a firsthand...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images It’s one of those questions. “Is President...