House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Wednesday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The 219-205 vote on the budget outline takes a mostly symbolic swipe at the […]

‘Pattern of excessive force’ by Albuquerque cops

‘Pattern of excessive force’ by Albuquerque cops

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said institutional reform centered on more training and tools for officers is needed to curb the “patterns of excessive force” that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department. After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the Police Department, the […]

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

House sets contempt vote on former IRS official

A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings. The official, Lois Lerner, previously headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. Last May, after providing an opening statement, she refused to answer […]

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

A super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar donors. Ready for Hillary on Thursday said more than 22,000 new donors gave money to the self-designated Clinton support network between Jan. 1 and March […]

House sets non-binding vote on Ryan budget

House sets non-binding vote on Ryan budget

House Republicans are marching ahead with an election-year budget promising to balance the government’s books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class despite the knowledge that they could be checkmated by Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama’s veto pen. The plan being considered Thursday […]