Jimmy Carter knocks Hillary Clinton-President Obama foreign policy

Former President Jimmy Carter took a jab at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over their handling of Middle East peace negotiations in an interview published Thursday. Heralding the nation’s current top diplomat, John Kerry, the former Democratic President told TIME Magazine he has “great admiration” for Kerry and the two […]

Jeb Bush: Immigration is ‘not a felony’ but ‘an act of love’

Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants. The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States illegally are often looking for opportunities to provide for their families that are not available in their […]

Paul Ryan to meet black U.S. lawmakers after ‘offensive’ remarks

Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members of the group branded his remarks about inner-city poverty this week “highly offensive”. The controversy began on Wednesday after Ryan said on William Bennett’s talk radio show, “Morning in America,” that there was a “tailspin of culture, in our […]

House backs bill to sue president over laws

Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws. The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for multiple changes to his 4-year-old health care law, steps he’s […]

Ex-New Orleans mayor testifies in bribery case

Former Mayor Ray Nagin ended two tense days on the witness stand Friday, insisting he has bribed nobody and struggling to justify expensive birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and wedding anniversary dinners that were charged to the city’s credit card — benefits he paid no taxes on, and that, according to prosecutors, he took advantage […]

Russian President Putin links gays to pedophiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to ”cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate. Putin’s comments in an interview broadcast […]

New prospects in 2014 for an immigration overhaul

His agenda tattered by last year’s confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws. It will require a deft and careful use of his powers, combining a public campaign in the face of protests over his administration’s record number of […]

Hillary? Biden? They’d both be great, Obama says

There may come a day when President Barack Obama has to say whether he’d rather hand the keys to the White House to Vice President Joe Biden or former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. That day is not today. “Not a chance am I going there,” Obama told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in an interview on […]

Romney: Obama ‘dishonest’ about Obamacare

Mitt Romney lashed out at Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president has been dishonest about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. “He told people that they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth,” Romney said on “Meet The Press” via satellite from Salt Lake City, Utah, nearly a year […]

Report: Obama administration knew millions would be forced to change insurance

Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Barack Obama promised Americans they could keep their health care plans if they liked them. But already hundreds of thousands of citizens are receiving notification that their plans are being canceled because they don’t comply with the new law, and, according to NBC News, the […]