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He had to be reminded, but President Obama gave his vote of confidence Thursday to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
by Annie Yu | Published May 16, 2013 Comments
Moves by more than 30 states in recent years to curb the use of foreign law in U.S. courts has been fueled by "anti-Muslim bigotry" and will present legal and practical problems for American courts and families, according to a new report released Thursday by a pair of leading liberal interest groups.
Fed up with delays by the White House, House Republicans on Thursday passed a bill out of committee that would take the decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline out of President Obama's hands.
The Internal Revenue Service is too busy playing defense on the political front to play its scheduled softball game on Friday.
A New York Democrat lawmaker accused House Republicans of acting out a "legislative fantasy" Thursday afternoon by holding yet another vote to repeal President Obama's health care law.
With the White House facing increasing flak from Republicans over several bubbling scandals, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republicans are exploiting the matters in order to tarnish a "great" and "visionary" president.
Whether it's the targeting of conservative groups or the secret gathering of journalists' phone logs, President Obama has created a "culture of intimidation" throughout the federal government and taken part in a "deliberate abuse of power," Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday.
In the race to be Virginia's next governor, Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a 5-point lead over his Republican opponent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday morning.
President Obama likes to extol the virtues of average Americans taking advantage of historic low mortgage rates, but so far he has resisted refinancing his 6,000-foot house in Kenwood district of Chicago, according to his latest financial disclosure report released Wednesday.
After days of being accused of acting timidly with the IRS, President Obama will meet Wednesday with Treasury Department officials to discuss punishing those responsible for the agency targeting conservative groups.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told Congress Wednesday his investigation into the IRS scandal will be nationwide and not limited to the agency's Cincinnati office where agents targeted tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Wednesday it has scheduled the second of what is expected to be bevy of congressional hearings on the IRS scandal.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ridiculed House Republicans on Wednesday for scheduling yet another vote to repeal "Obamacare" this week, quipping that "perhaps Republicans think the 37th time is the charm."
Cries are growing louder for an independent investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
President Obama received more than $110,000 from IRS employees for his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, topping all rival candidates, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America