Republican presidential hopefuls dodged the thorniest issues on immigration Monday, saying the immediate priority is to secure the border while handling the size of legal immigration and final decisions on the 11 million illegal immigrants already here must wait until enforcement has been restored.
Just hours after they were released, President Obama’s controversial power-plant rules already are facing legal challenges.
House Republicans said Monday they have the votes to reject President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, but the White House expressed growing confidence it will win a veto showdown over the accord as the administration moved to ease concerns among Arab allies and Jewish leaders in the U.S.
A climate activist holding a “Walker 4 President” sign tricked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker into posing for a photo Monday, just before flipping the sign to reveal a fake $900 million check from the Koch brothers.
“Republican support for Donald Trump just continues to grow with no clear sense of who his constituency really is. This makes it very difficult for his opponents to figure out how to take him on in the upcoming debate,” says Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute which released yet another survey on Monday.
Congressional Republicans lost the first battle of the new war over federal funding for Planned Parenthood on Monday as Democrats successfully filibustered to keep money flowing to the controversial organization in the wake of videos seemingly showing its employees negotiating over the sale of fetal body parts.
Let’s cut to the chase: Does the Iran deal make war more or less likely? “No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East,” President Obama says. His critics disagree. They think it will make war more likely. So which is it?
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal canceled Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract with his state Monday, moving to strip the organization of funding in the wake of disturbing undercover videos that appeared to show employees haggling over selling fetal tissue obtained from abortions.
President Obama on Monday strongly defended his plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants and said critics of the proposal are “lazy” and unwilling to do what’s necessary to save the planet.
“For the first time, 14 Republican presidential candidates will be taking questions from Granite Staters at the Voters First Forum being hosted at Saint Anselm College tonight,” reports the New Hampshire Union Leader, which sorted through thousands of responses from readers after the newspaper issued a public call for suggested questions. The top two on their minds: Immigration and the economy.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is immune to the abortion controversy stoked by hidden-camera video of Planned Parenthood officials trading in body parts of unborn children, said a top Democratic political strategist.
If President Obama is talking with Vice President Joseph R. Biden about running for the presidency, he’s not saying.