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  • Sen. John Boozman has emergency heart surgery

    Sen. John Boozman is recovering in an Arkansas hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery Tuesday. The senator's condition isn't considered life threatening, his office said. "Doctors say he responded well to the surgery and are monitoring his recovery," Boozman spokesman Patrick...

  • Jay Carney reaffirms Obama's support for diverse classrooms after affirmative-action ruling

    President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...

  • Immigration report irks some Hill Republicans

    A report arguing for the need for more low-skilled immigrants has irked some Republican congressmen. At issue is a paper released last month called “A crucial piece of the puzzle: Demographic change and why immigrants are needed to fill America's less-skilled labor gap.”

  • Joe Biden warns Russia: 'Stop talking and start acting'

    Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Ukraine warned Russia to follow through on a diplomatic deal and take steps to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. “It’s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting,” Biden said in Kiev, alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister...

  • Elizabeth Warren: Hillary Clinton is 'terrific'

    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren praised Hillary Clinton as "terrific" and denied that she had any plans to run for president in an interview aired Monday. Speaking with ABC News, Warren addressed speculation that she could challenge Clinton in a potential 2016 contest for the...

  • Joe Biden: U.S. stands with Ukraine in face of 'humiliating threats'

    Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reassured Ukrainian leaders that the U.S. stands with them in the face of Russian threats to their sovereignty, but urged Kiev to implement reforms to strengthen their country. “You face very daunting problems, and some might say, humiliating threats,”...

  • John Cornyn calls for broad probe into Obamacare spending, fundraising

    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is calling for a broad investigation into spending and fundraising to help promote Obamacare after a report released Monday raised new questions about the White House's involvement in persuading private entities to donate to the effort.

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of four from Texas...

  • Supreme Court justices raise concerns about Coke's marketing of 'pomegranate' drink

    The Supreme Court on Monday appeared willing to let juice maker POM Wonderful proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola in a dispute over a pomegranate- and blueberry-flavored drink. Several justices seemed to share POM Wonderful's concerns about the Coca-Cola product's label,...

  • Obama taps W. Neil Eggleston for White House counsel

    President Obama on Monday tapped veteran Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as his new White House counsel, replacing the outgoing Kathryn Ruemmler.

  • US weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review...

  • Report raises questions about White House role in Obamacare fundraising

    A new report is raising questions about the involvement of a top White House health care aide in the administration's effort to fundraise to promote Obamacare enrollment. The Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, released a report early Monday on Health and Human...

  • White House: Obama wants 'fair shot' for all under clemency system

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama wanted everyone to have a "fair shot" under the clemency system, as the Justice Department overhauls their guidelines for reviewing petitions for reduced sentences from federal prisoners.

  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual. Under sunny...



From the Weekly Standard

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