By Joel Gehrke | 02/28/14 03:38 PM
With conservative and liberal activists critical of the Internal Revenue Service regulations for nonprofit groups, the spotlight is shifting to new IRS commissioner John Koskinen, who is under pressure not to finalize regulations that would circumscribe the political activity of groups such as...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/28/14 02:17 PM
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is facing Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis in the state's gubernatorial race, denounced a local Democratic Party official who reportedly described Abbott's wife as a "prop" for Hispanic outreach. "It's deeply offensive that a Democrat elected official...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/27/14 04:42 PM
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that school officials in northern California did not violate students' First Amendment rights by forcing them to remove clothing displaying the U.S. flag on Cinco de Mayo, for fear it would provoke a violent reaction from Hispanic classmates.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/27/14 11:50 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized Thursday morning after experiencing "faintness and shortness of breath," a Justice Department spokesman announced. “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/27/14 10:31 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, fears that the foreign policy pursued by President Obama will result in "a massive loss of life," especially if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 07:58 PM
Federal Communications Commission regulators should not merely suspend their plans to carry out a controversial study of media outlets, but cancel it permanently, one of the agency's Republican commissioners said Wednesday. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler agreed to review the study after media...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 05:27 PM
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., a lawmaker who lost his health insurance because of Obamacare, will challenge Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., in this year's election. “Last month, my wife, Jaime, and I received notice that our health care plan would be discontinued Dec. 31,” Gardner wrote in a...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 03:10 PM
A bipartisan group of law professors, including some who support gay marriage, told Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act update that she is considering signing into law does not legalize discrimination, or even focus on gay marriage, despite criticism to the contrary.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 12:18 PM
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal explained how his state has outperformed what he calls President Obama's "minimum-wage economy," in a summary that might be viewed simply as a governor bragging about his record except for the likelihood that he tries to take this platform national in the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/26/14 08:06 AM
Vice President Joe Biden attributed Republican support for voter ID laws to "hatred" for black Americans, singling out Texas, North Carolina, and Alabama for special attention.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/25/14 12:03 PM
President Obama told Afghan President Hamid Karzai that he has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a total withdrawal of American forces after 2014, adding that the U.S. stands ready to have some presence in the country if Karzai ultimately agrees to sign a bilateral security agreement.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/24/14 04:00 PM
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., followed up his Reagan Library denunciation of President Obama for undermining religious liberty with a criticism of his economic policies -- this time, from the White House. "This president and the White House seems to be waving...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/24/14 02:24 PM
Retiring Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., has served in the House for 58 years, but his greatest accomplishment in all those years came to fruition very recently, according to President Obama who hailed his support for health care reform as Dingell's most "remarkable" achievement.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/24/14 12:40 PM
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., reminded vulnerable Democrats that they can't "hide" from the Affordable Care Act in the 2014 elections, after a fundraising trip on behalf of one colleague whose allies portrayed her as an Obamacare whistleblower in a recent campaign ad.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/23/14 05:34 PM
Former President George W. Bush highlighted a "divide" he sees between American civilians and the military, raising the subject during a rare Sunday talk show appearance. "We've got a problem," Bush told ABC's Martha Raddatz. "Too many veterans are unemployed. And there's what we call a...
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