Is it ISIL, ISIS or Islamic State?

Whatever you call the jihadist group known for killing dozens of people at a time, carrying out public executions, beheadings, crucifixions and other brutal acts, there is no denying they have captured the world’s attention. On the eve of President Barack Obama’s speech outlining Washington’s strategy against the group, in which he will likely refer […]

Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court

A U.S. court in Texas heard arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state’s Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it an attempt at suppressing minority turnout. The case is also part of a new strategy by the Obama administration to […]

Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

President Barack Obama’s pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children from Central America is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans, who say the children should be allowed to stay in the United States, at least for a while. The results of a Reuters/Ipsos poll highlight the complexity of the […]

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers […]

Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama’s emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on more of the same. “We’re not giving the president a blank check,” said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, as dispute over how to deal with tens of […]

Rick Perry declines offer to meet Obama at airport

When President Barack Obama travels, he is often greeted by governors. He won’t be on Wednesday in Texas. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of Obama’s handling of the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, declined an official White House invitation to meet the president when he lands in Austin, saying he would like a […]

Boehner readies House lawsuit over Obama executive orders

Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he plans to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing his authority by going around Congress to implement his policy agenda. The suit, to be filed by the House of Representatives later this summer, takes issue with executive actions Obama has taken on issues […]

Hillary Clinton didn’t suffer brain damage from blood clot: Bill Clinton

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not suffer brain damage from a 2012 blood clot, her husband said on Wednesday. The New York Post reported on Monday that top Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week at a conference that Hillary Clinton suffered a brain injury. Former President Bill Clinton said this was not […]

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 […]


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