Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has the power to end the famed Iowa presidential straw poll before it begins on Aug. 8 — and is thinking of doing just that, The Washington Times has learned.
A federal grand jury indicted former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Thursday with trying to circumvent currency rules and then lying to FBI investigators about it in order to cover up payments he was making to conceal past “misconduct.”
Insisting Lois G. Lerner is still a target, congressional Republicans sent a letter to new Attorney General Loretta Lynch Thursday asking her to follow through on their official request last year for a criminal investigation into Ms. Lerner’s behavior at the IRS.
Saying that children “instinctively” understand the importance of the environment, President Obama said Thursday that climate change should be taught in schools and “weaved” into science and social studies classes.
A watchdog group sued Thursday to try to force the State Department to collect all of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails from her time in government, saying the Obama administration broke the law by letting her keep them.
A federal judge struggled Thursday with the administration’s claim the House GOP is pushing an “abstract” lawsuit against Obamacare that should be tossed, signaling she’ll take a hard look at Speaker John A. Boehner’s controversial bid to highlight the separation of powers between Congress and the presidency — and the judiciary’s right to referee their disputes.
Rep. Peter King of New York on Thursday became the latest Republican to level criticism at Sen. Rand Paul over Mr. Paul’s recent comments attributing the rise of the Islamic State to GOP hawks, labeling Mr. Paul an “isolationist” who “belongs back in the 1930s,” “does not belong in the Republican party,” and is “totally unqualified to be commander in chief.”
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed up a blues band to entertain the crowd at a rally in Baltimore this weekend where he is expected to announce his run for president.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki on Thursday launched his long-shot bid for president, vowing to reduce the size of the federal government and use military force if necessary to “defeat and destroy” the growing threat of Islamic militants in the Middle East.
Sen. Marco Rubio turns 44 with much ado on Thursday, journeying to Las Vegas for a private celebration hosted by Rick Harrison, star of the History Channel’s reality show “Pawn Stars.” The presidential hopeful will make an appearance at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Mr. Harrison, meanwhile, is not much of a fan of Obamacare, or the Obama administration’s treatment of small businesses. It’s still a celebration, however - and one not overlooked by the DNC.
A top White House official acknowledged Thursday that the legal battle over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration could ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme Court and said winning on the merits of the president’s actions is how the administration plans to provide certainty going forward for those affected by the program.
In a key test of how much the federal government can regulate electricity markets, the Supreme Court this fall will hear arguments on whether the Obama administration overstepped its bounds in requiring power companies to pay customers who use less energy during peak demand hours.