The Labor secretary is seen as a potential successor to Eric Holder.
Ten senators said they are "troubled" by the administration's moves on family detention.
Long-time civil rights attorney Vanita Gupta will lead the high-profile DOJ unit.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will pay $5 million in the deal with the government.
As a result of the farm bill, more farmers are eligible for microloans, which have grown.
The pay hike applies to thousands of companies with federal contracts.
The funding will pay for 950 officers at 215 departments.
President Obama has plenty of past and present insiders to choose from.
Civil liberties advocates call the proposal an “outrageous assault on free speech”
Protesters at the DNC warn party not to take their support for granted.
The White House said the package would put regulations "into a months-long limbo."
“It would be premature at best to declare victory," the official said.
The DOJ will recognize same-sex couples in the absence of an opinion from the court
Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would be the third high-ranking official to leave.
Prosecutors will no longer ask defendants to waive future claims of ineffective counsel.
The regs extend minimum wage and overtime rights to millions of home healthcare workers.
Sen. Alexander critized guidance on how schools use funds, including on building renovations.
The Agriculture Department wants to increase SNAP "access to nutritious food."
Conservatives want to confirm Eric Holder's replacement in the new Congress next year.
The attorney general announced his resignation Thursday afternoon.
He called the 4,800 federal decrease, the first in decades, "nothing less than historic."
The initiative will include five "major activities" in yet unidentified U.S. cities.
The flood of children into the U.S. has raised concerns that terrorists could slip in.
The report was initiated before last month's shooting in Ferguson, Mo.