By Meghashyam Mali | 04/17/14 11:39 AM
President Obama on Thursday morning welcomed injured veterans participating in the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride, calling them an “incredible inspiration to me and to our country.” “This is a mark of how far you've come. Many of you are recovering from devastating injuries. Some...
By Paul Bedard | 04/17/14 11:38 AM
Years away from even being allowed to have a war memorial, the dead from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored by their fellow Vietnam veterans on Memorial Day weekend at The Wall, where the first-ever reading of the names of all the post-9/11 heroes will take place. “This is the...
By Sean Higgins | 04/17/14 11:36 AM
Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff. Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected...
04/17/14 11:30 AM
UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. The Minnetonka, Minn., company said Thursday the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/17/14 11:20 AM
President Obama's budget would not place the federal debt on a downward path over the next 10 years, according to projections released by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday. The CBO, Congress’ nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, projected that if the president’s proposals were to go...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/17/14 11:11 AM
WAKEFIELD, Va. -- When Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ventured onstage Wednesday at a festive fish-smoke in the Virginia woods, he was well aware he was in the minority. The annual Shad Planking, a culinarily perplexing but well-loved Virginia political tradition, has welcomed lawmakers and...
04/17/14 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent last week. The average for...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/17/14 10:56 AM
President Obama said that immigration reform would be an “issue that haunts” Republicans if they failed to act and pressed Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to use his “political capital” to find a solution.
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/17/14 10:53 AM
Sixty-one percent of respondents in the poll released Thursday said Obama lies at least some of the time on important issues. An additional 20 percent said he lies every now and then.
By Paul Bedard | 04/17/14 10:48 AM
In some of his harshest comments about the administration's lackluster foreign policy to date, Sen. John McCain said that former President Jimmy Carter was tougher with U.S. foes than President Obama has been, and that America's credibility as world power has crumbled under Obama. McCain, the...
By Paul Bedard | 04/17/14 10:13 AM
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have lost in 2012, but he’s still trying to drive the GOP agenda and take shots at leading Democrats.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/17/14 10:09 AM
When you see a regulation promulgated in the name of public safety, always ask yourself: which special interest is profiting off this new intrusion of government?
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/17/14 09:43 AM
National Review's editors joined the chorus today, with an editorial calling the agency "cronyism concentrate."
By Ashe Schow | 04/17/14 09:17 AM
Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Agency documents, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin about whether Russia uses mass surveillance to spy on its citizens.
By Mark Tapscott | 04/17/14 09:10 AM
Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department...
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