By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 09:47 AM
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said on Sunday that all evidence surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 points towards the pilot or copilot. “Something was going on with the pilot,” the Republican said on “Fox News...
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 01:34 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. would impose sanctions over a planned referendum in the Crimean region to secede from Ukraine, conceding that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not change his position before Sunday's vote. “If the referendum takes place there will...
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 11:42 AM
Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana liver doctor who could determine control of the Senate, has crafted a two-step prescription for helping the GOP retake the upper chamber: Focus on the big picture and reject Democrats' narratives on the GOP.
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 11:41 AM
t's a question that conservative Louisianans have been muttering for years: How does Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu keep winning in a deep-red state?
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 06:55 AM
President Obama called for his administration to review deportation policies to see if they could be done “more humanely within the confines of the law,” the White House announced late Thursday.
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 05:54 AM
The Obama administration is making a new push to crack down on for-profit colleges, saying Thursday that it would stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to schools that don't properly prepare students for the job market. “Higher education should open up doors of opportunity, but students in these...
By Brian Hughes | 03/13/14 03:27 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration withheld a “tiny percentage” of documents from a Senate investigation into torture practices, citing “executive branch confidentiality issues.” The administration chose not to turn over 9,000...
By Brian Hughes | 03/13/14 10:15 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed shorter prison sentences for most drug offenders, saying the U.S. was wasting money on overcrowded jails and that the stiffest penalties should be reserved for violent crimes.
By Brian Hughes | 03/12/14 06:13 PM
President Obama declined to take sides Wednesday in a simmering feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate over whether the agency spied on a congressional panel. “With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, [agency...
By Brian Hughes | 03/12/14 03:29 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted Wednesday that Obamacare was “not the decisive factor” in a deflating Tuesday special election loss for Democrats in Florida. “This was a safe Republican seat for decades,” Carney said of GOP lobbyist David Jolly besting former Florida...
By Brian Hughes | 03/10/14 08:46 AM
President Obama this week will devote his attention to the escalating crisis in Crimea, hosting Ukraine's interim prime minister at the White House in the U.S. government's highest-profile endorsement of the country's nascent leadership.
By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 05:27 PM
A new survey released Thursday found that just one in four people who signed up for Obamacare through mid-February were previously uninsured. The report by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. estimated that 27 percent of those signing up for health care through federal and state exchanges had...
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 03:26 PM
According to Gallup, 23 percent of those surveyed said that President Obama's signature domestic achievement had hurt them, the highest such figure since the pollster began asking Americans the question in 2012.
By Brian Hughes | 03/06/14 02:35 PM
The White House, on the defensive over the latest Obamacare delay, deflected criticism Thursday about President Obama's unilateral actions and accused Republicans of providing no serious alternative to the Affordable Care Act. “You know they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- they...
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