The danger of another government shutdown receded dramatically Tuesday when the House voted to begin debating a stopgap spending bill that bypasses the thorny immigration debate, leaving a few Republicans steaming.
The Obama administration said Tuesday it will make sure states and insurers understand the ban on using federal funds for abortion, but pushed back at Republican claims that a government audit report proves pro-life advocates’ worst fears about Obamacare.
Ahead of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first public hearing Wednesday, Democrats on the committee say they’re launching an online clearinghouse to deal with questions already asked and answered and dispel falsehoods about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack.
The percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance in the first three months of this year is down 2 points from the same period last year, according to a federal study released Tuesday that fueled Democrats’ claims that Obamacare is working.
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday reiterated his support for President Obama’s request to arm and train Syrian rebels but said there’s more to be done to ultimately destroy the Islamic State terrorist group.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, defended her recent comments in support of Israeli attacks on schools and hospitals in Palestine during a forum at Tufts University on Monday.
“If elected, I will sponsor legislation to eliminate the federal income tax, cut federal spending to the 1998 level ($1.65 trillion) and get the IRS off the backs of taxpayers.” And so say the 40 official Libertarian Party candidates running for office around the nation in a public pledge.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are the early frontrunners in New Hampshire for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations in 2016.
Three Democratic Party groups with hopes of seeing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make a run for the White House in 2016 — or at least emerge from upcoming Capitol Hill hearings on Benghazi unscathed — are rallying around their leader and gearing up for a public relations battle.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said another run at the White House is a distinct possibility and that he’s in a much better spot than he was in 2008 — better known, a better money draw.
President Obama on Tuesday will announce new steps to fight the outbreak of Ebola in Africa, including using about 3,000 American troops to set up a regional command-and-control center in Liberia to coordinate all U.S. response efforts.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III West Virginia said he’s not on board with President Obama’s request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels as part of the plan to combat the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.