Republicans won the House in 2010 with their “Pledge to America” vowing a more transparent legislative process, but they broke many of those rules in this month’s end-of-year push to pass spending bills and a massive package of land deals.
Two top aides to President Obama hailed his “year of action” as a success Monday, saying the president took more than 80 executive actions without Congress to help the middle class.
Arguments in a Supreme Court case that could decide the fate of Obamacare have been scheduled for March 4.
Voters are annoyed with the U.S. Congress and President Obama — though the lawmakers are currently worse off than the White House: 74 percent disapprove of the job performance on Capitol Hill compared to 54 percent who turn thumbs down at the president says a new Zogby poll. But a specific behavior is afoot.
It’s “historic.” A “landmark” breakthrough. By one stroke of the presidential pen, the tide of history has risen, never to recede again.
President Obama on Monday announced his intention to nominate Sally Q. Yates, the U.S. attorney for the northern district of Georgia, to become deputy attorney general, the second-highest post at the Justice Department.
Just in time for President Obama’s winter holiday in Hawaii: State and local officials in the Aloha State have submitted their formal proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Center — this to The Barack Obama Foundation, a year-old nonprofit that’s coordinating the project and entertaining pitches from Chicago and New York City as well.
In a Monday editorial titled “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” The New York Times called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush administration officials for actions they took to counter terrorism and root out terrorists, post Sept. 11, 2001.
Guy Cecil, said to be a leading contender to manage a would-be 2016 presidential campaign for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has dropped out of the running.
Elizabeth Warren inches up, but Hillary Clinton still has commanding 2016 lead among Democrats: poll
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a new poll on the 2016 Democratic presidential contest with 61 percent of the vote, though her level of support is slightly down from half a year ago.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join a who’s who of national conservative figures next month at the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” hosted by GOP Rep. Steve King and Citizens United, the Des Moines Register reported.
Republicans say they have the will to bring down Obamacare — and many are eyeing a little-known, little-used budget too called “reconciliation” to do so.