The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions.
The House and Senate began to smooth out their differences Monday over federal spending in 2016 and beyond, paving the way for showdowns between majority Republicans and President Obama over Obamacare, whether to slash health and welfare programs instead of raising taxes, and how to bolster the Pentagon without running afoul of spending caps the lawmakers agreed to years ago.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday called the Republican Party’s economic agenda “bull****” and suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sets her agenda based on polls.
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects.
Sen. John McCain is hitting back at Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, for criticizing his hawkish rivals Saturday at New Hampshire’s Republican Leadership Summit.
Hillary Rodham Clinton stuck with her centrist persona Monday when her presidential campaign delved into the Social Security debate, ignoring liberals’ calls to expand benefits even as she bemoaned the plight of a New Hampshire woman forced out of retirement and back to work because of skimpy benefit checks.
When FBI director James Comey said last week the Holocaust “the most significant event in world history” and said he required all of his agents to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, he unwittingly offended Poland.
Well, that didn’t take long. Rather than spending a cozy 48 hours on the New Hampshire campaign trail with Hillary Rodham Clinton, plenty of news organizations sprang up on their hind legs to cover revelations about an anti-Clinton book that isn’t even published yet.
The White House on Monday refused to even acknowledge accusations that donors to the Clinton Foundation received preferential treatment from the Obama administration while Hillary Rodham Clinton ran the State Department.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it has not decided whether to discipline any employees after a government watchdog’s investigation found managers in the agency’s Philadelphia office cooked the books to make it appear veterans’ benefits claims were being handled promptly.
Despite deadly incidents in Libya and Afghanistan over the weekend, the White House said Monday it is “difficult to assess” whether the Islamic State terrorist group has moved beyond Iraq and Syria and now is operating in other parts of the Middle East and North Africa.
Does the news media favor Hillary Clinton? Analysts bicker about it even as journalists scramble after the Democratic hopeful wherever she may be - though formal press conferences are a rarity in her campaign so far. A new poll, however, suggests that the press is at least very eager to cover Mrs. Clinton, and it’s having an impact: 66 percent of Americans now say they’ve heard “a lot” about Mrs. Clinton’s presidential intentions. Only 46 percent say they’ve heard a lot about the 2016 election itself - and far less have been up close and personal with the GOP presidential hopefuls. That percentage is in the 30s.