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

  • 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
  • Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over…

    Reuters
  • Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law

    (Reuters) - Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday. As part of a deal settling a legal challenge to the law, the state agreed police will not…

    Reuters
  • In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called "tax…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.

    Associated Press23 mins ago
  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left…

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.

    Associated Press
  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court.

    Associated Press10 mins ago
  • 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