Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

The brewing scandals in his home state are the biggest political challenge he has faced yet.

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Superstorm Sandy, has fallen almost 20 points since his landslide re-election in November as he faces probes into the conduct of his top aides. The brash and charismatic Christie is widely seen as a top Republican contender for the White House in […]

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

"Everybody has a right to the privacy of their metadata."

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

President Barack Obama has not gone far enough in reforming the monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is continuing to violate the privacy rights of individuals, the head of Human Rights Watch told Reuters. On Friday, Obama banned eavesdropping on the leaders of allies and began reining in the vast collection of […]

Scandal overshadows Christie’s fundraising trip

Christie has largely avoided speaking with news reporters in Florida.

Scandal overshadows Christie’s fundraising trip

The New Jersey mayor who added to Governor Chris Christie‘s woes with fresh claims that his office punishes uncooperative local officials stuck to her story on Sunday, overshadowing the governor’s fundraising trip in Florida. Widely seen as a Republican contender for the White House in 2016, Christie avoided mention of his troubles at home while […]

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

"I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands - the loving arms - of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence," says Rep. Mike Rogers

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets. “I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands – the loving arms – of an FSB agent in […]

Documentary found Romney a ‘cheap’ candidate

"I was surprised that somebody that rich would be that cheap," SAID director Greg Whiteley.

Documentary found Romney a ‘cheap’ candidate

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was. “I was surprised that somebody that rich would be that cheap,” director Greg Whiteley […]

Renewing unemployment benefits stalls in Senate

A compromise appears unlikely before next week's Senate recess.

Renewing unemployment benefits stalls in Senate

Efforts to renew emergency federal jobless benefits for 1.5 million Americans stalled in the Senate on Tuesday when Democrats and Republicans rejected each other’s proposals. Both sides vowed to keep looking for a compromise, but it appeared unlikely they would find one before next week’s Senate recess. “It is extremely important that we act, and […]

Without young enrollees, Obamacare could get sick

The administration needs more young adults to sign up in the next three months to help offset costs from older enrollees and prevent insurers from raising their rates.

Without young enrollees, Obamacare could get sick

Now that more than 2 million people have signed up for private insurance plans created by President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, a crucial next check-up for the new marketplace will be to see how old customers are. Early data from a handful of state exchanges shows the administration needs more young adults to sign up […]

Obama’s jobless benefits bill clears GOP roadblock in Senate

The Senate may vote later this week on whether to pass the bill and send it to the Republican-led House of Representatives.

Obama’s jobless benefits bill clears GOP roadblock in Senate

A White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans narrowly cleared a Republican procedural roadblock in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, the first volley in a new battle to combat poverty. In a largely party-line vote of 60-37 – 60 were needed to prevail – the Democratic-led Senate agreed to begin consideration […]

Obama pushes new gun control regulations

Obama pushes new gun control regulations

The Obama administration on Friday proposed two new gun control regulations aimed at clarifying restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and strengthening a database used for background checks before firearm purchases. The measures are the latest step in a year-long push by President Barack Obama to tighten U.S. gun laws in the wake […]

Rabid right launches anti-Obamacare ad campaigns

Rabid right launches anti-Obamacare ad campaigns

Conservative activists opposed to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable Care Act as more than 2 million people began new health coverage under the law on Thursday. One group, which is backed by the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, launched a $2.5 million television ad campaign that […]

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