President Obama said on a nationally televised interview that he’s tried to accommodate Republicans in Congress and wait patiently for them to make the move on immigration — and that historians will say that he’s been “very restrained” with his executive actions.
The White House says President Obama’s new executive action on immigration cleared nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from any danger of deportation, but that still leaves more than half the population currently in the U.S. illegally in at least some fear of being kicked out.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that a report on the Benghazi attack released late last week is “full of crap.”
President Obama this weekend gave a nod to the fact that many Americans will be sick of him by 2016, saying voters understandably will want “that new car smell” in their next batch of White House candidates.
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Democrats should be just as angry as Republicans about the president’s executive order on immigration because it sets a precedent for future presidents to singlehandedly rewrite the law.
Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said Sunday that he approved of the actions in the president’s immigration executive order — it’s the way the president issued the changes that could make compromise more difficult in Washington.
President Obama is selling his unilateral immigration package unveiled last week as, in part, a way to keep millions of families from breaking up. But family-values groups, many of which focus heavily on keeping families together on matters such as refugee and asylum cases for home-schoolers, are rallying around one position: White House usurpation of the issue is wrong.
The IRS’s inspector general has told Congress that it may have discovered as many as 30,000 of the lost Lois G. Lerner emails, despite the IRS’s repeated insistence both in testimony to both Capitol Hill and federal courts that they were beyond recovery, congressional committees said Friday.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. government’s newest agency championed by Elizabeth Warren to regulate financial institutions, is suffering from sliding employee morale and distrust of the agency’s leadership, according to the latest internal survey of its workforce
Warnings to Republicans to display backbone and purpose after their midterm election victories are many. But alas, predictions that the “Republican honeymoon” is over have already surfaced.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s City Hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member, died early Sunday. He was 78.
A prominent evangelical Christian leader has launched an effort to recruit 1,000 pastors willing to run for political office, hoping to inject issues and candidates of faith into the 2016 election.