A federal judge rejected the Obama administration’s latest effort to delay release of some of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails, issuing an order Wednesday demanding that the State Department start rolling out the emails on a firm schedule every month.
The administration announced rules Wednesday to grant federal agencies sweeping environmental oversight over wetlands, ponds and even some ditches in a move supporters said will clean up dirty waters but which critics said was a capstone power grab for a lame-duck president.
Obamacare opponents have been on a losing streak in federal courts over the past year, suffering setbacks as judges have ruled against them on challenges to the health care law’s constitutionality and efforts to carve out protections from its birth control rules on faith-based employers.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania on Wednesday launched his second bid for president, vowing to be a warrior for working-class Americans, in part by pursuing an immigration policy that ensures American workers and their wages are protected from annual increases an unskilled foreign labor.
Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that the “hawks” within his own Republican Party helped arm the Islamic State terrorists who are now threatening the U.S. and its interests in the region, reigniting a fierce GOP debate over the nation’s role in the world.
While raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Democratic party, President Obama on Wednesday night blasted Congress for failing to act on everything from immigration reform to education.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to hit the early presidential states of Iowa and New Hampshire this weekend after he announces in Baltimore on Saturday whether he will seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.
Wherever he goes, Tom Del Beccaro asks California voters which they would prefer: high-speed rail or more water. Invariably, the answer is the same.
Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday in a landmark veto-override vote backed by an unusual coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment.
Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday that ending the Russia-Ukraine conflict is a key test of U.S. and European leadership for this generation — but specialists say the vice president laid out no new American strategy for countering Russian aggression, and the Obama administration seems content on staying the course with economic sanctions and continued diplomatic outreach to Moscow.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign tends to be long on marketing but often short on substance in such matters — prompting the National Taxpayers Union Foundation to seek insight through Mrs. Clinton’s actual legislative record during her eight years as a U.S. senator from New York. The watchdog group found that her average legislative agenda would have increased federal spending by $226 billion per year.
With last week’s failure of the Senate to pass, scrap or amend the Patriot Act and that body returning early this coming Sunday to try again, it might be a good time to review the bidding.