Obama promoting hope instead of cynicism as a cure

Obama promoting hope instead of cynicism as a cure

To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there’s a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans to suspect that not only is Washington broken, it’s beyond fixing. Gone unchecked, Obama says, that line of thinking could become a self-fulfilling prophecy with dire long-term ramifications. If compromise-minded Americans get so frustrated they […]

More money but no proposed immigration legal action yet

More money but no proposed immigration legal action yet

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly. That decision comes after immigration advocates objected strongly to administration proposals […]

Dallas or Cleveland for 2016 Republican convention?

Dallas or Cleveland for 2016 Republican convention?

A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention. The Republicans’ site selection committee was slated to meet Tuesday to review the two remaining cities’ bids. A recommendation could come as soon as Tuesday afternoon, and the full 168-member RNC is expected to […]

Even illegal child immigrants face deportation

Even illegal child immigrants face deportation

A top Obama administration official says no one, not even children trying to escape violent countries, can illegally enter the United States without eventually facing deportation proceedings. But Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson basically acknowledged Sunday that such proceedings might be long delayed, and he said that coping with floods of unaccompanied minors crossing the […]

Heading for America? Turn on your cell phone

Heading for America?  Turn on your cell phone

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that passengers coming to the U.S. […]

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

Judge will consider Senator’s lawsuit over health exchanges

A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator’s lawsuit challenging rules that force congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin contends that senators, representatives and their employees aren’t eligible for the exchanges under the federal […]

Ordinary Americans trapped in NSA data sweeps

Ordinary Americans trapped in NSA data sweeps

When the National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to an investigation by The Washington Post. Nearly half of those surveillance files contained names, email addresses or other details […]

Feds, sheriff agree: Hold Cliven Bundy accountable

Feds, sheriff agree: Hold Cliven Bundy accountable

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency. Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states’ rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia […]