Executive order

President Barack Obama, followed by Rep. Michael Doyal, D-Pa., center, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., right, arrive at the 171st Air Refueling Wing Pennsylvania Air National Guard on Air Force One, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Coraopolis, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

5 things to know about executive orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a new go-it-alone strategy: When Congress blocks his way, the president says he plans to act on his own more often. (He’s already done it quite a bit.) […]


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VA adds 1,000 mental health professionals to staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet a requirement set by President Obama.


Cuomo: 'No reason to panic' over gas shortages

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s signed an executive order waiving a requirement that fuel tankers register and pay tax before unloading. He also is threatening utility companies’ rights to […]


Cybersecurity draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards […]