The Housing and Urban Development Secretary eventually said he takes responsibility "even though" he "wasn't aware" of any spending limits.
The case of Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development, a Chinese firm suspected of supporting North Korea's nuclear development program, is getting more complicated.
While we have no way of knowing what the actual film adaptation of the book--coming out tomorrow--will be like, it's more-than-fair to assume it too will leave much to be desired, simply given the source material.
For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.
Through the years, I have met other secretaries who do not have their own cards, but this was the first time I had been given that explanation for not having one. What she said really bothered me -- implying that being "only a secretary" she was not important enough to have a card.
From THE SLANT: Mary Gaitskill on Porn, HBO's Girls and Why Her Lit-Hit, Bad Behavior, Still Matters 25 Years Later
When author Mary Gaitskill published Bad Behavior in 1988, critics around the world praised her bold and original collection of short stories. The author spoke with The Slant about why she thinks the book has endured and which story she thinks is the strongest.
Is it possible that the actions of Bernie Madoff's mother factored in to his perception of right and wrong?
For over a century now, secretarial work has been extolled as a wonderful career opportunity for women -- and excoriated as dead-end busy work. Both characterizations are true.
Jeremy Bernard will be the first male ever to serve as White House Social Secretary. Indefatigable, unfailingly affable and extremely knowledgeable, no one deserves this prestigious appointment more.
"When is the dog coming?" a reporter called out to Obama, who had finished his formal remarks. "Oh, man, now, that's top