President Obama’s lawyers misled a federal judge when they said they weren’t approving any applications under his expanded deportation amnesty, Texas charged in new court papers Thursday that said the breach is serious enough that the court should allow legal discovery to get to the bottom of the matter.
Congress says more still needs to be done to reform the Veterans Affairs Department nearly a year after the waiting list scandal was exposed, and despite a bill last summer designed to correct the bureaucratic flaws that led to veterans getting poor care.
Retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential contender Ben Carson is apologizing for comments he made tying prison behavior to his contention that sexuality is a choice.
Mark W. Everson, who ran the IRS for President George W. Bush and oversaw President Reagan’s 1986 immigration amnesty at the INS, will announce a longshot bid Thursday for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, saying Republicans need to embrace amnesty for illegal immigrants and take on the big banks if they are to win the White House.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are running first and second in a new poll on the 2016 GOP presidential field, putting a bit of distance between themselves and other possible contenders.
Rank-and-file Republicans are openly contemplating a coup against House Speaker John A. Boehner and his top lieutenants after a series of self-inflicted legislative fumbles and political defeats in the first weeks of the congressional session.
Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad says Republicans who support shutting down the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, which provides a major market for Midwestern corn farmers, could be kissing their White House hopes goodbye.
Democrats have recruited big names to run in some of the most competitive Senate races next year, helping the party put early pieces into place as they make a major push to recapture the upper chamber.
The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of emails from a private account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business as secretary of state, but warned that the process could take months to complete.
Just call it Goretopia: While Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses multiple political challenges, the press continues to spiral off into speculation. Who is the Democratic standard bearer should she decide against running for president?
House Speaker John A. Boehner and top Democrats and Republicans on all of the key security committees called on President Obama to provide lethal American arms to Ukraine, firing off a bipartisan letter Thursday saying Congress has already given him permission, and he needs to act soon to stop Russian aggression.
A majority of House lawmakers now are on record opposing the Obama administration’s proposed ban on ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.