Facebook guru targets GOP on immigration reform

Facebook guru targets GOP on immigration reform

An advocacy group affiliated with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a nationwide ad on Monday that implores House Republicans to act this election year on legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration system. “Why are House Republicans cooling, retreating and even privately saying they’d rather do nothing this year?” the 60-second spot asks, then adds, “Nothing won’t […]

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Auto bailout a political issue in Michigan Senate race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters sought to put his Republican opponent, Terri Lynn Land, on the defensive Monday by highlighting her 2012 opposition to the federal auto bailout, which is credited with saving the industry and is popular with Michigan voters. The third-term congressman and other Democrats drew attention to statements Land made at […]

Disney to Boy Scouts: No gay leaders, no money

Disney to Boy Scouts:  No gay leaders, no money

The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. The Boy Scouts organization is “disappointed” by the decision, which will affect the organization’s ability to serve children, Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a […]

Does a higher IQ rule out being mentally disabled?

Does a higher IQ rule out being mentally disabled?

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate who claims he is protected from execution because he is mentally disabled. The case being argued Monday at the court centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices prohibited the execution of […]

Lerner to testify on IRS scrutiny of tea party

Lerner to testify on IRS scrutiny of tea party

A House committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was the improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner headed the Internal Revenue Service division that handles applications for tax-exempt status before she retired last year. Last spring, she made brief […]

Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

Scandal-ridden Chris Christie still out fundraising

His political future clouded by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed ahead on a national fundraising tour Thursday, but kept a low profile during a brief Boston appearance that attracted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and intense criticism from Democrats. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who maintains an office in Boston, and Republican gubernatorial […]

For her, one term in Congress was more than enough

For her, one term in Congress was more than enough

It took barely a year in Congress for Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constituents by serving in county government. She’s one of 38 House members, including six from California, not to seek re-election in November, and during her single term, she grew frustrated quickly with the […]

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

Lots of worrying in the Clinton White House

The National Archives on Friday released about 4,000 pages of previously confidential documents involving former President Bill Clinton’s administration. The documents included some revealing comments about the Clintons and their concerns. Some examples: —”Be real…” according to an adviser’s 1999 memo. “Look for opportunities for humor. It’s important that people see more sides of you, […]