Obama learned of Clinton’s email from news reports

"The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the Blackberry I carry around, all those records are available and archived"

Obama learned of Clinton’s email from news reports

President Barack Obama said he learned through news reports that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account for official business while she served as his secretary of state, CBS News reported on Saturday. “I’m glad that Hillary’s instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed,” Obama said, according to an excerpt of […]

Obama wants quick decision by judge on immigration

Obama wants quick decision by judge on immigration

The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House’s executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, a city along the border with Mexico, issued a […]

Right-wing Republicans lose but vow to press on

Right-wing Republicans lose but vow to press on

Bruised but undeterred, some of the far-right Republicans who picked a fight in Congress and lost this week over funding the U.S. domestic security agency say they’re just getting started. The views of a handful of first-term conservatives who spoke with Reuters after the Department of Homeland Security battle suggest more conflict among Republicans lies […]

Hillary Clinton may have broken laws with email use

Hillary Clinton may have broken laws with email use

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated federal records laws by using a personal email account for all of her work messages, the New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper said the likely Democratic presidential candidate conducted all her official business during her four-year tenure at the State Department on a […]

Tea Party favorite Ben Carson considering run for President

Tea Party favorite Ben Carson considering run for President

Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. (on.wsj.com/18hKgAj) […]

Obama faces uphill fight to overturn court order

Obama faces uphill fight to overturn court order

President Barack Obama’s administration faces a difficult and possibly lengthy legal battle to overturn a Texas court ruling that blocked his landmark immigration overhaul, since the judge based his decision on an obscure and unsettled area of administrative law, lawyers said. In his ruling on Monday that upended plans to shield millions of people from […]

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

Questions raised on Scott Walkers’ job agency

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential Republican presidential candidate, traveled on a trade mission to Britain last week, he brought along top officials from his economic development agency to help drum up jobs. It’s a task they have struggled to accomplish at home. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private body set up by […]

Republicans running out of options

Republicans running out of options

Congressional Republicans are running out of options to pass a Homeland Security funding bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s immigration orders, raising the threat of another showdown that could idle parts of a key government agency. With a Feb. 27 deadline looming, Republican House and Senate leaders have been unable to agree on a strategy […]

Oregon governor resigns amid corruption probe

Oregon governor resigns amid corruption probe

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber resigned on Friday amid influence-peddling allegations involving his fiancée that have triggered a criminal corruption probe and led to a frenzy of criticism from prominent fellow Democrats, once strong allies. Kitzhaber said his resignation would take effect next Wednesday, when Secretary of State Kate Brown would take over at the helm […]

Obama’s budget: The battle lines are already formed

Obama’s budget: The battle lines are already formed

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a battle with Republicans over programs to boost the middle class that are funded by higher taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans. The budget foresees a $474 billion deficit, which is 2.5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. […]

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