Politics

  1. In executive 'amnesty' move, Obama pardons turkeys 'Mac' and 'Cheese'
    Olivier Knox

    In executive 'amnesty' move, Obama pardons turkeys 'Mac' and 'Cheese'

  2. Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch
    Andrew Romano

    Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch

  3. Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
    Olivier Knox

    Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary

  4. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
    Olivier Knox

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

  5. In wake of Ferguson grand jury decision, the investigations go on
    Holly Bailey

    In wake of Ferguson grand jury decision, the investigations go on

  6. Republicans could struggle to roll back immigration changes
    Meredith Shiner

    Republicans could struggle to roll back immigration changes

  7. Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1
    Olivier Knox

    Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1

  8. How Obama’s immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016
    Andrew Romano

    How Obama’s immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016

  9. Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress
    Meredith Shiner

    Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

  10. White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks
    Olivier Knox

    White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

  • Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan…

    Reuters
  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a…

    Reuters
  • U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and…

    Reuters
  • 'Burn this b---- down!' Michael Brown's stepfather criticized for reaction to grand jury decision

    Michael Brown's stepfather is being criticized for inflammatory comments he made to a crowd of protesters shortly after learning of the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of his unarmed stepson.

    Yahoo News
  • Videos show nationwide protests over Ferguson decision Monday night

    Witnesses shot many videos of the protests that erupted across the country Monday night after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

    Yahoo News
  • Chuck Hagel’s resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?

    President Barack Obama’s acceptance yesterday of the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left little doubt that the administration wants to turn a page on a foreign and national security policy mired in crisis and controversy. Less clear is the internal role that Hagel played in crises…

    Yahoo News
  • Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show

    The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

    Yahoo News
  • Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist.…

    Yahoo News
  • How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

    Chuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years. Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not…

    ABC News
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News.Flanked by Hagel and Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretary’s departure this morning from the White House's State Dining Room.“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary…

    ABC News
  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

    Associated Press36 mins ago
  • Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

    ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

    Associated Press
  • General strike shuts down services across Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency staff, while tens of thousands of protesters marched in central Athens.

    Associated Press
  • Presidents pick up the check for their meals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.

    Associated Press
  • Election ads were about issues, says 'Carolina Rising' chief

    'Dark money' nonprofit spends millions backing candidate but says ads are about issues.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint

    A watchdog organization wants the IRS to investigate a nonprofit that spent millions backing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Court case pushed by think tank could leave uninsured out in the cold

    Supreme Court case backed by think tank hinges on single sentence in Affordable Care Act.

    Center for Public Integrity