President Obama said Monday that he isn’t planning to send more U.S. troops to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State group and added that local forces must prevail.
The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
The Senate returns from its Independence Day break Tuesday to rework the unpopular No Child Left Behind law, but lawmakers must navigate dozens of amendments and a push by Hispanic groups to retain federal oversight to protect English language learners and other disadvantaged students.
Guantanamo Bay and acquisition reform may be among the final sticking points as members of the House and Senate come together to try to hammer out a new blueprint for America’s defense.
Hillary Clinton did not choose Fox News for her very first national interview since she announced her White House bid three months ago. That honor goes to CNN, though the network draws a much smaller audience: Fox News typically draws 2.2 million during primetime, CNN 619,000 according to Neilsen. But no matter. Mrs. Clinton will veer off the Iowa campaign trail on Tuesday long enough to sit down with CNN’s senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar; the exchange will air at 5 p.m. and again three hours later.
Clearly, consumers are highly motivated to save money — out of self-interest alone. But bureaucrats charged with making people act in their own self-interest are motivated by other things — like propagating rules that will justify their own existence and expand their power.
The Democratic campaign to relax national, state and local deportation policies is fueling outrage ignited by the shocking slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an oft-deported illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions.
Chuong Nguyen, the Republican state delegate candidate in Virginia’s 87th District, left his native country of Vietnam in a small fishing boat and found refuge in Malaysia before coming to the United States. His father had been imprisoned in a re-education camp, and his wife’s family was broken up when they were arrested and imprisoned after trying to flee.
An agreement on Iran’s nuclear program remained out of reach Monday, as negotiators from the Obama administration, its allies and Tehran discussed a host of last-minute issues ahead of Tuesday night’s deadline for a final accord.
President Obama says it’s time to move on, but challenges abound for Obamacare, even if it’s on a firmer legal ground.
The government today can’t even list all of the federal crimes it could use to charge someone — a symbol of just how out of control the national criminal justice system is, said Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. and Robert C. Scott, two senior congressmen who hope to change the face of the nation’s prison population.
There’s no evidence that Iran will jettison its nuclear program, according to former State Department missile-counter John R. Bolton, who offers a stark reality check as negotiations between Iran and P5+1 — the U.S. and five other nations — drag on. “Iran fully intends to continue its nuclear weapons program and is solely interested in getting free of the economic sanctions. There is no evidence Tehran has made the strategic decision to give up its pursuit of deliverable nuclear warheads,” Mr. Bolton tells Inside the Beltway.