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 […]

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 […]


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