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Huckabee calls court’s health-care ruling an ‘act of judicial tyranny’

The former Arkansas governor says that the Affordable Care Act has been a "Washington disaster" that's resulted in families "getting punched in the gut with outrageous insurance premiums and infuriating hospital bills."

Under fire for visiting Ethiopia, Obama will host Nigeria’s new president next month

President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari July 20 at the White House, officials announced Thursday, just days before Obama will journey to both Kenya and Ethiopia. The announcement comes as Obama has come under sharp criticism for his decision to visit Ethiopia, a nation whose ruling party has engaged in a series of human […]

Ted Cruz: I was target of ‘venom’ during debt ceiling fight

Sen. Ted Cruz has flung, and received, countless barbs during his time in Washington. But the Texas Republican said that he was never such a target of “venom” than during a fight over the debt ceiling last year. In an excerpt from his new book "A Time for Truth," obtained by The Washington Post, Cruz […]

Obama: Don’t drink my booze and heckle me

President Obama had just begun his remarks Wednesday celebrating civil rights gains for LGBT Americans when a rare White House heckler broke in. As a former community organizer, Obama is comfortable with rowdy crowds. He's also remarkably tolerant of interruptions. This time he wasn't hearing it. "I am just fine with a few hecklers, but […]

Clinton skipping progressive Netroots Nation gathering

Hillary Rodham Clinton is skipping a gathering of politically active progressives next month that would have put her on the same stage with her Democratic challengers -- and likely set up unwelcome comparisons with liberal heroine Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Clinton sent regrets for Netroots Nation, a three-day political conference that is a draw for […]

Is Donald Trump the honey badger of American politics?

If Donald Trump was a YouTube sensation, he'd be the honey badger. He talks like he just don't care, people laugh, and none of it seems to hurt him. The notoriously brash real-estate mogul and reality-television star did little to soften his image for a recently announced presidential run as he headlined the Maryland GOP's annual Red, White and Blue […]

Mississippi senator calls for state flag to be changed

A powerful Mississippi senator said Wednesday that his state's flag should be redesigned to eliminate the Confederate emblem now emblazoned on it. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced his stand in a morning statement, two days after saying in a previous statement that it "should be up to the Mississippi legislature and the people of the […]

Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley among those paying respects to slain S.C. pastor

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is heading to South Carolina on Wednesday to pay his respects to the late state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, among those killed in last week’s church massacre, according to two associates familiar with O’Malley’s plans. The former Maryland governor is planning to join other mourners at the capitol in Columbia, where […]

Bush campaign taps New York Jets owner as national finance chairman

  Jeb Bush has tapped a top fundraiser for the last three Republican presidential nominees to serve as his finance chairman. Woody Johnson, the owner of the NFL's New York Jets and heir to the Johnson & Johnson empire, will take on the role, Bush's campaign announced Wednesday morning. Veteran Republican fundraiser Jack Oliver will […]

Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. This action will come one week after a suspected gunman shot […]

Bobby Jindal to announce presidential plans Wednesday

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party now struggling to become one again, will announce Wednesday afternoon whether he intends to run for president in 2016. Jindal's appearance -- to be held in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner at 5 p.m. Eastern time -- does not seem much of a […]

Star S.C. congressman’s aide among ‘nay’ votes on Confederate flag debate

When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called Monday for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from State House grounds, the leaders flanking her painted a bipartisan tableau of diversity and unity. But not all of South Carolina's elected leaders have joined the chorus. Show More Summary

A field guide to the racists commemorated inside the U.S. Capitol

The killings of nine churchgoers in Charleston last week by an alleged white supremacist brought new attention to the Confederate battle flag flying outside the South Carolina state house, and beyond. There are many symbols of the Confederacy and of racist ideology in other capitals -- including the U.S. Capitol. That starts with the Mississippi […]

Congressional Democrats to introduce new Voting Rights Act fix

Congressional Democrats are expected to unveil new legislation this week, possibly as soon as Wednesday, that if passed would restore the requirement for federal approval for voting procedure changes in some states, a provision of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court two years ago. The legislation, titled "The Voting Rights Advancement Act […]

U.S. government will stop telling families of hostages that they could face criminal prosecution for paying ransom

The U.S. government will stop telling families of hostages taken abroad that they could face criminal prosecution if they pay ransom for the release of loved ones, an emotional issue that has arisen in recent cases of Americans captured and later beheaded by the Islamic State group. The Obama administration is creating a "fusion cell" […]

Hillary Clinton takes her message of racial reconciliation to Missouri

ST. LOUIS — On the heels of delivering an impassioned speech on race relations last weekend, Hillary Rodham Clinton will be here Tuesday to meet with leaders of a mostly black church located near Ferguson, Mo., where race riots last year sparked a national debate on discrimination and policing. The Democratic presidential candidate’s emphasis on race issues […]

Bush narrowly tops New Hampshire poll — with Trump a close second

CONCORD – Jeb Bush narrowly sits atop a very crowded pack of Republican presidential candidates and contenders in a new New Hampshire poll, with real estate mogul Donald Trump in second place. According to the Suffolk University survey released Tuesday morning, 14.4 percent of those likely to vote in next February’s Granite State GOP presidential […]

Jeb Bush: I would fire OPM director over hack attack

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called for the ouster of the federal government's personnel chief for failing to heed a watchdog's warnings of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s security-clearance computer system took place a year ago and is now believed to have affected the personal data of […]

Obama hosts Iftar dinner to mark Ramadan — and reach out to Muslims

President Obama hosted an Iftar dinner Monday night to mark the Muslim holiday of Ramadan and to reach out to the roughly 1.5 billion Muslims around the world when much of the Islamic world is struggling with war, terrorism and economic challenges and when the United States remains embroiled in many of those conflicts. The […]

O’Malley, who’s pushed for retiring the Confederate flag in S.C., governed a state with its own Civil War controversy

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who has sought to draw attention to his presidential bid by urging South Carolina to retire the Confederate battle flag, presided over a state for eight years whose official song expresses Confederate sympathies. Show More Summary

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