Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association lobbies for Wall Street firms.
(CNN) – A second term Democratic president, battling back against series of controversies. Sound familiar? President Barack Obama is facing a political situation not altogether unlike what the last Democrat in the White House, Bill Clinton, experienced during his second term. For Obama it's the controversies over the Internal Revenue service's targeting of tea party […]
The president of a union that represents 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees announced his opposition to the immigration reform bill in the Senate Monday morning. "The legislation will provide legal status to millions of visa overstays while failing to provide for necessary in-person interviews," union president Kenneth Palinkas said in a [...]
Kentucky senator makes third stop in tour of states key to presidential contenders.
Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has donated $10,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, stoking further speculation he is eyeing a run for president. The donation will be announced publicly on Monday hours before Paul headlines a state GOP fundraising dinner in Concord. Nearly 500 people will attend the fundraiser, […]
The Justice Department spied extensively on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, tracking his movements in and out of the State Department, and seizing two days of Rosen’s personal emails, the Washington Post reported Monday. In a chilling move sure to rile defenders of civil liberties, an FBI agent also [...]
(CNN) – New Jersey Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono released a new web video Monday–but it's not the ad getting the most attention in the Garden State these days. Republican Gov. Chris Christie is taking heat for his role in a new tourism ad for his state following the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy. […]
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $7.2 million in April, one month after releasing its rebranding and outreach efforts following the presidential election loss in 2012. Last month's cash haul brings the committee's cash-on-hand total to $9.8 million, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced. “Our number one priority at the RNC is taking our message […]
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: CNN: North Korea fires another projectile into the sea off its east coast, South says North Korea on Monday fired a projectile into the sea off its east coast for the third day in a row, South Korean officials said, urging Pyongyang to refrain from "tension-creating acts." The South Korean Defense Ministry still […]
Alexandria, Virginia (CNN) – The widow and daughter of a Virginia police officer killed in the line of duty endorse Ken Cuccinelli for governor in a new television commercial that will start running throughout the commonwealth on Monday, a Cuccinelli campaign adviser tells CNN. Cuccinelli’s first TV ad since accepting the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination […]
(CNN) – An outspoken and provocative conservative who emerged from Saturday's Republican Party of Virginia Convention as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor once compared Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan and blasted African-Americans for their "slavish devotion" to the Democratic Party. Show More Summary
Some of the stories this week really had us wondering, "Is this for real?" Like the Congressman who brought a baby to work...
(CNN) – Obama kicked off his fundraising tour for Senate Democrats on Sunday with a speaking gig in Atlanta, his first of six events for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this year. During his brief remarks, the president reported on the divisive political climate in the nation’s capital, saying “partisan thinking” has dominated Washington and […]
Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Rob Portman continued Sunday to press the Obama administration on the Internal Revenue Service scandal that's engulfed the White House. On CNN's "State of the Union," Paul told Candy Crowley he heard about a "written policy" that encouraged IRS officials to target "those who are critical of the [...]
Atlanta (CNN) – Past, present and future came together on a thunderstorm-filled Sunday, as President Barack Obama received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at historically black Morehouse College, where the Rev....Show More Summary
President Barack Obama took a break from the trifecta of controversies—IRS, Benghazi, Dept. of Justice—swirling around the White House on Sunday to deliver the commencement address at the historically black Morehouse College. "What I ask of you today is the same thing I ask of every graduating class I address," Obama told 500 graduates and [...]
It's doubtful anyone in the Obama administration was laughing last week over the slew of controversies that dominated headlines, but the cast of "Saturday Night Live" took the opportunity to draw a few laughs about the scandals Saturday in its "Weekend Update" segment.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama will deliver long-promised remarks Thursday on the administration's counterterrorism policy and explain the legal framework behind the use of drones against terrorist threats, according to a White House official. In his speech at the National Defense University, the president also plans to review the state of threats the country currently […]
(CNN) – Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, addressed criticism of his reporting on the Benghazi talking points controversy, saying in a statement to CNN that he regrets the inaccuracy of his report. “Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, […]
(CNN) – While the Internal Revenue Service maintains it was not focusing on conservative groups out of political bias, Sen. Rand Paul claimed Sunday there was a "written policy" floating around the agency that said IRS officials were "targeting people who were opposed to the president." "And when that comes forward, we need to know […]