For the 15th time in his nearly seven years in office, President Obama last week consoled the nation and demanded action on gun-control legislation — but America’s most recent mass shooting likely will serve as another reminder that the president’s bully pulpit simply isn’t powerful enough to drive change on the complex, contentious issue of Second Amendment rights.
They’d kept him off the trail for months, but Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign is finally deploying former President Bill Clinton, accepting the political risks he brings as worthy tradeoff if he can shore up support for his wife among longtime Democrats and build enthusiasm among Hispanic and black voters.
Sen. John McCain blamed the airstrike that hit an Afghan hospital run by Doctors Without Borders on the “fog of war” and the Obama administration’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the war zone.
Donald Trump on Sunday said President Obama made himself a “great divider” of Americans by pushing for more gun-control laws in response to last week’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, announced Sunday he will challenge House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for the speakership.
GOP voters prefer outsider candidates in the White House race: The penchant for a presidential hopeful with “new ideas and a different approach has surged — with virtually all of the increase coming among Republican and Republican-leaning voters,” notes a Pew Research Center poll. “Today, by more than two to one (65 percent to 29 percent), Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say it is more important that a candidate have new ideas than experience and a proven record. Just five months ago, GOP voters valued experience and a proven record over new ideas, 57 percent to 36 percent.”
Although I have never formally met outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner — which is interesting in itself given that we travel in many of the same circles — I feel like I know him well.
President Obama warned Congress Friday that he won’t sign another stopgap spending bill to keep the government running when the current measure expires in December.
House Republicans announced Friday they will forge ahead next week with efforts to dismantle Obamacare through a fast-track budget process, wasting little time after three panels recommended ways to repeal the 2010 law’s most unpopular mandates, taxes and regulations.
Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernard Sanders on Friday added a director of Latino outreach to his team, as his huge fundraising haul last quarter propels his campaign into a new phase to woo key voting blocs need to win the nomination.
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said Friday that Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a question and answer session scheduled for next week “only deepens our community’s already negative perceptions of him.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria’s border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 9-point lead in the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among a potential GOP electorate that now says it prefers new ideas and a different approach over experience and a proven record, according to a poll released Friday.
A billionaire considers the financial toll: Republican front-runner Donald Trump has a certain amount of glee when it comes to Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria.
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said incidents like the Thursday shooting at a community college in Oregon should be analyzed in hopes of preventing similar ones from happening, but that gun control only works for law-abiding citizens and not “crazies.”