More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it

    President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and...

  • White House won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a 'moderate'

    President Obama's spokesman won't call Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a "moderate," but he still has enough confidence to negotiate with Iran about its nuclear program, despite the human rights abuses that have taken place since Rouhani came to power.

  • Top Obama campaign aides face off in British elections

    David Axelrod and Jim Messina, two of President Obama's top campaign aides during the 2012 election, are working against each other in the British elections.

  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary.

  • Treasury Department investigating U.S. mystery plane in Iran

    A mysterious American plane seen at an airport in Iran may have violated U.S. law by landing in Tehran, which the Treasury Department will investigate. U.S. law "would generally prohibit U.S. registered aircraft from flying to Iran," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Friday.

  • Obama: 'The repeal debate is and should be over'

    President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law. "The repeal debate is and should be over," Obama told reporters Thursday. "The Affordable Care Act is working and I know the American...

  • U.S. ambassador suggests anti-Semitic leaflets designed to provoke violence in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk, Ukraine, have demanded that Jews register with the government they have set up there, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said, suggesting that the Russian forces want to provoke violence in the area. "Everything that we are hearing suggests that this is the real deal...

  • Poland uneasy about Russian invasion after events in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's destabilization of Ukraine has reminded the Polish people that they can only ward off Russian aggression by strengthening their ties to NATO and their own military, Poland's defense minister said at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Obama's UN ambassador compares Syrian dictator's atrocities to Rwandan genocide

    President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations compared Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's atrocities in the ongoing civil war to the Rwandan genocide that took place during Bill Clinton's presidency 20 years ago.

  • Justice Department and IRS' Lois Lerner discussed prosecuting conservative groups

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits. Lerner and Justice officials discussed the issue pursuant to a suggestion from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who...

  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS

    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan...

  • Republican National Committee files Tax Day lawsuit seeking IRS records related to Tea Party targeting

    The Republican National Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service after months of trying to obtain documents pertaining to the targeting of Tea Party groups through a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...

  • DCCC chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist

    Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.

  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements...



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