The revelation Hillary Rodham Clinton used an off-the-books email account during her time as secretary of state reverberated across Washington on Tuesday, further eroding the Obama administration’s claims of transparency, giving new momentum to House Republicans investigating the Benghazi affair and raising fresh questions about Mrs. Clinton’s credibility heading into 2016.
The administration processed about 100,000 applications for amnesty for so-called Dreamers under some of the expanded rules President Obama announced last year, lawyers told a Texas judge late Tuesday, in a move that could complicate their claim that they have halted all action under the amnesty.
Four months after vowing to use Congress’ power of the purse to block President Obama’s deportation amnesty, House Republican leaders completed their retreat from a shutdown showdown Tuesday and surrendered to Democrats’ demands for a “clean” homeland security funding bill.
M. Stanton Evans, arguably the funniest serious man in America for much of his 80 years on the planet, died Tuesday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.
Former CIA Director and retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus will plead guilty to one charge of removing and retaining classified information, according to a deal announced by the Justice Department Tuesday.
Federal lawmakers staked out partisan positions on the eve of Obamacare’s second major showdown before the Supreme Court, with Democrats urging the justices not to create chaos in more than 30 states, while Republicans mapped out an escape route from the contentious health overhaul.
The FBI bluntly told a potential whistleblower that he could face retaliation by coming forward with concerns about political meddling inside a secret terrorism and counterintelligence surveillance program.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu challenged Congress on Tuesday to stand firm in the face of terrorist threats whether from Iran or the Islamic State, and accused President Obama of naivety in his negotiations to try to constrain Iranian leaders’ nuclear program.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben S. Carson has formally launched an exploratory committee to test the waters for a White House bid next year, providing the clearest signal yet about his intentions.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has surged in recent polling on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field, trails Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by 5 points in a head-to-head match-up — closer than two other possible Republican candidates.
Fourteen unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees’ pension funds.
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that federal agencies can’t be forced to go track down emails sent by employees from their personal accounts, in a case that could shield former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who conducted business on private accounts rather than a government email address.