Skip to content

Politics

Latest Stories

a9a702788c4d4702490f6a7067004442.jpg

a9a702788c4d4702490f6a7067004442.jpg

In this photo from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect of the state's proof-of-citizenship law for new voters, is photographed during an Associated Press interview in Topeka, Kan. Kobach initiated a lawsuit by Kansas and Arizona against a federal agency to force the modification of a national voter registration form to help the states enforce their proof-of-citizenship laws. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

0ddeab0b694e3402490f6a70670032be.jpg

0ddeab0b694e3402490f6a70670032be.jpg

Gov. Jerry Brown points to images showing the snow depth in the Sierra mountains on Jan. 13, 2013, left, and Jan. 13, 2014, center, while declaring a drought state of emergency in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought Friday, confirming what many already knew. Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

c729346868943102490f6a706700496d.jpg

c729346868943102490f6a706700496d.jpg

FILE - This Sept. 4, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at the Capitol in Washington. During a speech at a breakfast honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Chicago, Durbin told attendees he's working with Illinois lawmakers to raise the state's $8.25 hourly rate. Pushing for an increase is a Democratic strategy nationwide. He then blasted Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner for being "out of touch" on the issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

20140120-national-news-cover.jpg

20140120-national-news-cover.jpg

National Edition News cover for January 20, 2014 - Berlin cables: Tale of drama, dare - This is a view of the red brick wall on the border between East and West Berlin in Germany in Jan. 1962. The Communists have added a wooden fence to impede a clear view into the Communist East Berlin zone. At left, West Berlin police armed with automatic weapons patrol along the wall. (AP Photo)

f79df8bf21a30602490f6a7067003cd6.jpg

f79df8bf21a30602490f6a7067003cd6.jpg

FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. EST - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 photo, Sierra Roberts poses for a photo at the Gazette offices in Gaston, N.C. Roberts is going on a mission trip to the African country of Ghana. (AP Photo/The Gaston Gazette, Mike Hensdill)

COMEDY_20140119_009.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_009.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel performs at the DC Improv, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

COMEDY_20140119_007.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_007.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel performs at the DC Improv, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

COMEDY_20140119_003.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_003.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel waits just off stage to be announced before he performs at the DC Improv, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

a02f849d68b53202490f6a706700d720.jpg

a02f849d68b53202490f6a706700d720.jpg

Gov. Jerry Brown, right, gestures as he declares a drought state of emergency while speaking in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought emergency Friday, confirming what many already knew. Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

acd20f5b68b73202490f6a7067007785.jpg

acd20f5b68b73202490f6a7067007785.jpg

Gov. Jerry Brown declares a drought state of emergency while speaking in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought emergency Friday, confirming what many already knew. Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

508ceea368b33202490f6a7067003f84.jpg

508ceea368b33202490f6a7067003f84.jpg

Gov. Jerry Brown pauses while declaring drought state of emergency in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought Friday, confirming what many already knew. Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

61d8bfb268b53202490f6a70670001f8.jpg

61d8bfb268b53202490f6a70670001f8.jpg

Gov. Jerry Brown, bottom, signs a drought proclamation while declaring a state of emergency in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. With a record-dry year, reservoir levels under strain and no rain in the forecast, California Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed the state in a drought Friday, confirming what many already knew. Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

20140120-national-opinion-cover.jpg

20140120-national-opinion-cover.jpg

National Edition Opinion cover for January 20, 2014 - The government’s back door to your email (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

COMEDY_20140119_008.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_008.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel performs at the DC Improve, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

COMEDY_20140119_011.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_011.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel performs at the DC Improve, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

COMEDY_20140119_010.JPG

COMEDY_20140119_010.JPG

Comedian Dave Siegel performs at the DC Improve, Washington, D.C., Sunday, January 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

a508575f68483002490f6a706700770e.jpg

a508575f68483002490f6a706700770e.jpg

In this photo provided by the Houston mayor's office, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right and her long-time partner, First Lady Kathy Hubbard, celebrate at their wedding Thursday, Jan 16, 1014 in Palm Springs, Calif. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul Fromberg, rear, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Houston Office of The Mayor, Richard Hartog)

94d4d4a367e12e02490f6a706700a377.jpg

94d4d4a367e12e02490f6a706700a377.jpg

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at his meeting with Olympic volunteers in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

54834e858c234702490f6a706700d852.jpg

54834e858c234702490f6a706700d852.jpg

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card. It was probably a good way to spend the birthday, laying low and resting up for a big birthday dance party the president has been planning for Saturday night at the White House. The White House isn't releasing any party details but word did leak out that guests have been told to come prepared to dance. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

761d4ac143ae1502490f6a70670083d7.jpg

761d4ac143ae1502490f6a70670083d7.jpg

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)