With the clock ticking on the end-of-the-month fundraising deadline, former President George H.W. Bush is fishing for dollars on behalf of his son, Jeb Bush, telling potential donors that it is “imperative” that the former Florida governor’s White House campaign closes out the first quarter in a robust fashion.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can use independent commissions to redraw their congressional districts, turning away a challenge by Arizona lawmakers who said the Constitution clearly vested that power in state legislatures alone.
The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce his 2016 presidential intentions in Columbus on July 21, with a website for the Ohio governor offering people the opportunity to sign up to attend a “special announcement.”
The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and extending overtime protection to about 5 million workers.
If nothing else, the failure of former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to gain traction with his campaign has proved that the 2016 Democratic presidential race isn’t a beauty contest.
He wants Bridgegate in his rearview mirror: A determined Gov. Chris Christie proclaims his intent to run for president Tuesday with all the proper trimmings. He’s released a heartfelt video about his mother’s wisdom and family ties. Then the straight-talking, classic Jersey boy heads back to his old neighborhood — back to the gymnasium of his high school alma mater in the town of Livingston — for his long awaited declaration.
The Obama administration still hasn’t fully rescinded the 2,000 three-year amnesties it wrongly issued four months ago in violation of a court order, government lawyers recently admitted in court, spurring a stern response from the judge who said the matter must be cleaned up by the end of July — or else.
The White House said Monday that President Obama won’t bail out Puerto Rico, which is facing default on its municipal bonds.
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign on Monday launched a line of summer-themed tchotchkes to raise money ahead of an important fundraising deadline Tuesday.
President Obama signed hard-fought trade legislation Monday, thanking Republican leaders who helped get it done and saying the package will “reinforce America’s leadership role in the world.”
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s lament last week that “words no longer have meaning” got me to thinking. I don’t claim to know Chief Justice John Roberts’ motivations in deciding in favor of Obamacare, but I do know that his deconstruction of the meaning of language is increasingly commonplace in our culture. Could his willingness to bend the meaning of the word “states” indicate something larger than what’s happening to the law? Could it actually be a sign of a major cultural shift in the country?