Republicans push for political showdown on Obamacare

Republicans push for political showdown on Obamacare

With the Obama administration poised for a huge public education campaign on healthcare reform, Republicans and their allies are mobilizing a counter-offensive including town hall meetings, protests and media promotions to dissuade uninsured Americans from obtaining health coverage. Party officials, political analysts and lobbyists say the coming showdown will mark a new phase in the […]

Defeated foes of NSA spying program vow to continue fight

Defeated foes of NSA spying program vow to continue fight

Opponents of the National Security Agency’s collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records insist they will press ahead with their challenge to the massive surveillance program after a narrow defeat in the House. Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 Wednesday to […]

Lots of discord, dysfunction in state GOP parties

Lots of discord, dysfunction in state GOP parties

Plagued by infighting and deep ideological divisions, state Republican parties from Alaska to Maine are mired in dysfunction. Several state Republican leaders have been forced out or resigned in recent months, and many state GOP parties face financial problems and skeptical national leaders. Democrats are not immune to such problems, but the conflicts on the […]

More trouble for America’s latest political Weiner

More trouble for America’s latest political Weiner

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on Tuesday vowed to stay in the race despite admitting sending sexually explicit messages and photos to women even after the online sex chat scandal that cost him his congressional seat. With his wife standing by his side, Weiner told a news conference he had sent some of […]

Supporters of spying on Americans claim disaster if program is halted

Supporters of spying on Americans claim disaster if program is halted

The White House and congressional backers of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program warn that ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans would put the nation at risk from another terrorist attack. With a high-stakes showdown vote looming in the House, White House press secretary Jay Carney issued an unusual, nighttime […]

New probe means trouble for Hillary Clinton and others

New probe means trouble for Hillary Clinton and others

An internal investigation of President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia. The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas, has been […]

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