The U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a sweeping free trade agreement Monday to cover 40 percent of the world’s economy, sparking skepticism among the administration’s scarce Republican allies in Congress and intensifying calls by liberals for Hillary Rodham Clinton to take a stand against the pact.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday denounced the Congress’ Benghazi committee, seizing on controversial remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that she said proved the panel was political hit job aimed solely at her.
The Obama administration wants voters across the country to only weigh gun rights and gun-safety legislation when considering who to support, saying it’s necessary for proponents of new firearms restrictions to show the same passion Second Amendment activists are known for.
An inspector general reopened an investigation Monday into U.S. Secret Service agents’ efforts to embarrass a top congressional critic after agency Director Joseph Clancy admitted he misled investigators on when he first learned of rumors about information that would later be leaked to try to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on Monday announced her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte in the 2016 election, setting up one of the key battles in Democrats’ fight to retake the majority in the upper chamber.
Bill Clinton’s administration gathered enough evidence to send a top-secret communique accusing Iran of facilitating the deadly 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but suppressed that information from the American public and some elements of U.S. intelligence for fear it would lead to an outcry for reprisal, according to documents and interviews.
Speaker John A. Boehner set an Oct. 29 date for the full House to vote on his replacement, giving Republicans three weeks to get their troops in line and rally around Rep. Kevin McCarthy or whoever else emerges from this week’s internal GOP vote.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is considered by many to be a likely choice when the vote for House Speaker takes place on Thursday. But there’s some historic baggage. “The 19 speakers elected since the turn of the 20th Century averaged nearly 24 years of service in the chamber before their first day as speaker — nearly three times that of McCarthy,” says Eric Ostermeier, a political professor with the University of Minnesota who tracks the trends of yore.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled she’s going all-out on a new push for gun controls Monday, driving distance between herself and top opponent Sen. Bernard Sanders even as she took aim at Republican critics in Congress, pronouncing the Benghazi probe a political sham designed to derail her campaign.
California’s wrenching yearlong legislative debate over the right to die culminated Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a bill making California the fifth state to permit physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
Hillary Rodham Clinton herself attempted to soak in a little outsider glory during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Monday, advising her audience, “Who could be more of an outsider than a woman president?” It’s a remark she’s made more than once on the campaign trail.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed using executive action for tighter gun control restrictions on the campaign trail Monday, but during her first bid for the White House eight years ago, Mrs. Clinton fashioned herself as a pro-gun, Second Amendment supporter.
Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont is running better than former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in head-to-head match-ups against top Republican presidential candidates in the early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to new polls.
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.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Monday to do everything she can if elected president to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them — even if that means working without Congress.