Republicans target Obama on immigration

Republicans target Obama on immigration

House Republicans are taking broad steps to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids. Votes were set Wednesday on legislation worth nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year. Republicans were voting on one amendment to […]

Any future out there for Democrats?

Any future out there for Democrats?

Congressional Democrats are in retreat in more ways than one this week. As Democratic senators gather in Baltimore to talk strategy and lick election wounds, their party faces diminished powers in Congress, GOP dominance in many states and a shrinking pool of potential candidates for future elections. In the November elections, Democrats lost their eight-year […]

Hackers hit Twitter, YouTube military accounts

Hackers hit Twitter, YouTube military accounts

  Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. military command Monday, in what the Pentagon called an annoying prank that did not breach military networks or access classified data. The hacker group, calling itself CyberCaliphate, was already under FBI investigation for incursions into the Twitter feeds or […]

Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

The GOP’s crowded 2016 presidential field has shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party’s last vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first. The developments came as Republican officials from across the nation prepare to gather in […]

Obama admits error in not attending Paris anti-terror rally

Obama admits error in not attending Paris anti-terror rally

In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror rally in Paris. While leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms for Sunday’s march through the boulevards of Paris, the United States was […]

South Dakota’s gay marriage ban bites the dust

South Dakota’s gay marriage ban bites the dust

A federal judge in South Dakota has ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but the decision doesn’t mean gay couples can immediately wed. Some questions and answers about the decision Monday: ___ Q: WHAT’S THE GIST OF THE LAWSUIT? A: Six same-sex couples filed the federal complaint in May in Sioux Falls challenging […]

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward dĂ©tente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a positive tone for historic talks next week aimed at normalizing relations after decades of hostility, the officials said. They described the Cuban government’s release over […]

Democrats want to boost middle class, tax the rich

Democrats want to boost middle class, tax the rich

Democratic congressional leaders plan on Monday to unveil proposed legislation to boost the middle class by giving many families a tax cut that would be countered by a fee on financial transactions and reduced tax benefits for the top 1 percent of earners, the Washington Post reported. The plan, which Representative Chris Van Hollen of […]

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