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Weekly Address: Protecting Working Americans’ Paychecks

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Map Room of the White House, March 20, 2015. March 20, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) In this week’s address, the President highlighted the progress made protecting...Show More Summary


From Lauren French at Politico: Hillary Clinton wiped ?clean? the private server housing emails from her tenure as secretary of state, the chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi said Friday. ?While it is...

Republican Congresswoman Asks For Obamacare Horror Stories; Opposite Happens

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) slammed the Affordable Care Act on Facebook on the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing it into law. She asked constituents to share their Obamacare horror stories but the response was not what she expected. Rodgers wrote, “This week marks the 5th anniversary of #Obamacare being signed into law. Whether [...]

Harry Reid just endorsed Chuck Schumer to be Democrats' next Senate leader

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to be his successor. Hours after announcing his intention not to run for re-election in 2016 on Friday, Reid, a Nevada senator, endorsed Schumer as his replacement in a conversation with the Washington Post. Show More Summary

No Clinton Emails Left on Server

“An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer [...]

Ted Cruz gets some major side-eye from Iowa and New Hampshire GOP insiders

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Can Ted Cruz win Iowa and New Hampshire? Maybe Iowa, but not New Hampshire, say the Republican insiders who answer Politico's weekly survey of those states. If the Texas senator plays his cards right and the stars...Show More Summary

Democrats Avoid a Messy Leadership Battle in Senate

“In his eight years as the Senate’s Democratic leader, Harry M. Reid earned a reputation for legislative sorcery epitomized by the way in which he muscled President Obama’s health-care reform bill through the Senate. And so, it may be fitting [...]

With Harry Reid retiring, who will take over his leadership spot?

Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not seeking re-election for his seat in 2016. New York Senator Chuck Schumer looks primed to take over as the...

Do Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Think We Can Raise Defense Spending Even More Without Cutting Elsewhere?

On Thursday, Senator Rand Paul proposed an amendment to the Senate budget that would have hiked defense spending and paid for it with a range of spending cuts elsewhere. The summary, via Reason’s Nick Gillespie:  Amdt. 940 will increase, defense spending by nearly $190 billion over the next two years. Show More Summary

UPDATE: Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Was Planning “Spectacular Gesture”

Crazed co-pilot Andreas Lubitz told former girlfriend he was planning a spectacular gesture to change the system. Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings airliner, competing in a Lufthansa marathon in 2013 (Photo: Wolfgang Nass/BILD) Andreas Lubitz had been … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton Defies Subpoena, 'Wiped Her Server Clean'

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton failed to provide any new documents to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, instead notifying the committee that she has “wipe[d] her server clean,” the leadShow More Summary

FBI Claims Disrupted Plot Against ‘Military Installation’ But No Plot Existed Before Undercover Agent Impersonated ISIS Fighter

The FBI announced in a press release that it had stopped a US Army National Guard soldier and his cousin from carrying out a terrorism plot against a “military installation” in Illinois on behalf of the Islamic State. The men were charged with conspiracy to “provide material support” to the terrorist organization and arrested as [...]

DEA Agents Supplied Prostitutes by Drug Cartels

Drug Enforcement Administration agents allegedly had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by local drug cartels overseas over a period of several years, according to a report released Thursday by the Justice Department's watchdog. The report does not specify the country where the parties occurred, but a law enforcement official familiar with the matter identified it as Colombia.

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D) To Seek Senate Seat

Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D) is expected to announce Monday that she intends on running for Senate. Duckworth, a veteran of the Iraq War, was...

COMPARING HER TO NIXON IS PROBABLY UNFAIR. TO NIXON. Leaked Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’…

COMPARING HER TO NIXON IS PROBABLY UNFAIR. TO NIXON. Leaked Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network. On the other hand, they make her lapses as Secretary of State even less forgivable, since she obviously knew what was going on. “Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton, which were directed to her private email account, include at […]

This profile from Chuck Schumer’s first Senate run is a must read.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) is having a moment. He is widely considered the top candidate to replace retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and has already received several high-profile endorsements. If you don't know much about the New York senator, this gem from the Washington Post archives -- written during Schumer's 1998 campaign against […]

Officer Bill 'Robocop' Melendez named in 12 brutality and corruption lawsuits

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

William Bill Robocop Melendez Before Bill "Robocop" Melendez brutally assaulted 57-year-old Ford Motor employee Floyd Dent this past January, he was named in 12 separate lawsuits for brutally assaulting people, planting evidence, and making illegal arrests. Show More Summary

Rep. Gutierrez Creates Toolkit to Help Illegal Immigrants Avoid Deportation

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has created a “family defender toolkit” to help the potential beneficiaries of President Obama’s executive amnesty avoid deportation while the program is on hold. In an infomercial-style video releasedShow More Summary

Afghan gratitude and American folly

If you're looking for gratitude from the Afghans, President Ashraf Ghani is your man. When he appeared before Congress on Wednesday, he expressed thanks to American troops, their families, Congress, President Barack Obama and "ordinary Americans whose hard-earned taxes have over the years built...

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