• Boehner defends House GOP immigration lawsuit

    John Boehner

    CNN

    House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday confirmed House Republicans are filing a lawsuit against Obama's executive action delaying deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally.

    "The President's overreach when he took executive action to deal...

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  • The Obama oil boom

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    The greatest oil boom in this nation's history has occurred during the tenure of self-proclaimed environmentalist Barack Obama.

  • Pentagon picks new Air Force One

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    The Pentagon has chosen Boeing's 747-8 to replace the two aging planes that serve as the President's Air Force One fleet.

  • Clinton's world is dropping the pretense

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    Neera Tanden, one of Hillary Clinton's longtime confidants and former policy adviser, dropped whatever coyness was left regarding the former secretary of state's all-but-certain presidential run at an event on Tuesday night.

  • Supreme Court stays Oklahoma executions

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    In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a stay of execution to three inmates bringing a challenge to Oklahoma's use of the drug midazolam as a part of its lethal injection protocol.

  • Huckabee: 'Trashy' cursing women not at Fox

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    Former Gov. Mike Huckabee doesn't think the women at Fox News are "trashy," but a lot of other women in New York are.

  • Dems: Koch's $889 million pledge helps Dems

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    The Koch brothers -- longtime Republican funders and Democratic boogeymen -- reportedly told donors at their annual retreat on Monday that they plan to spend $889 million during the 2016 election cycle.

  • Your 2016 Guide to Political Committees

    Chris Christie

    Pool

    Readers of presidential tea leaves often look for several signs that someone is planning to run for the White House: trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, the creation of various patriotically named political committees on his or her behalf are just a few.

  • Lynch faces anti-Obama ire at hearing

    Loretta Lynch

    CNN

    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is a career prosecutor who spent her career notching high-profile courtroom victories and climbing to the top of the legal ranks of Brooklyn's U.S. attorney's office.

  • Michelle Obama shakes hands with Saudi king

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made a quick stop in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, and to hold meetings with the new leader, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. But one aspect of the encounter stood ou...

  • Did Fox and NBC get Bowe Bergdahl story wrong?

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    Why did three separate military spokesman deny on Tuesday that a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion?

    Because of an inflammatory Fox News segment and an anonymously-sourced NBC News story that sent reporters scrambling f...

  • Obama: We need more drone regulations

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    One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

    "The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack," Obama sa...

  • Scott Walker creates new PAC ahead of 2016

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    Darren Hauck/Reuters

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waded closer to a presidential run Tuesday with the creation of a new political committee that will help him travel and raise money as he prepares for a potential White House bid.

    The committee, "Our American Revival," is a...

  • Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

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    From Facebook

    Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

    "As of this date, 44...

  • Dem says Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify to the House's select committee investigating Benghazi, the panel's Democratic ranking member told CNN on Tuesday.

    Rep. Elijah Cummings said that Clinton agreed to testify before the comm...

  • White House drops college savings proposal

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    The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

    A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

  • Obama's India trip: Bromance to Taj Mahal

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    REUTERS

    A few days into any presidential foreign trip, once folks seem to have heard enough about the "what" and the "why" of it all, talk starts to turn to less weighty matters: Bro-mance, diplomatic fashion statements, and (as many secretly hope there will...

  • Drone operator worked for U.S. intel agency

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    U.S. Secret Service/Brian Leary

    The Secret Service questioned a Defense Department intelligence agency staffer on Monday after the man reported that he flew the drone that crashed on White House grounds in the early morning hours.

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency -- a li...

  • Dropkick Murphys to Walker: 'We literally hate you'

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    A veteran punk rock band has asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using their music at appearances because they hate him.

  • As Obama departs India, a push for reform

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    In the final hours of a visit meant to demonstrate the deep societal ties between the United States and India, President Barack Obama briefly broke from his gushing praise for the new Prime Minister to make a soft but undisguised push toward gender e...

  • Obama-Modi 'bromance' a turning point?

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    Every year, India's Republic Day parade showcases the country's military might and the diversity of its states. This year it went a step further, turning into an occasion that emphasized the warmer relationship between the world's two biggest democra...

  • Letter: Fidel Castro supports talks with U.S.

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    A message reported to be from retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro late Monday endorsed the fledgling talks to restore diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, but added Castro still "didn't trust" U.S. officials.

    In a letter, published o...

  • FBI unmasks Russian spy ring in New York

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    The men would sometimes say they needed to meet to exchange tickets, but they never seemed to end up actually attending or discussing a sporting event or a concert.

    They once talked about going to a movie. But that was it.

    The reason for the puzzling b...

  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad taken to hospital

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    Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register

    Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance Monday after falling ill at an event in Johnston, Iowa.

  • Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

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    CIA

    The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports.

    Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorized disclosure of...

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