House Republicans on Friday filed a long-awaited lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his executive authority when implementing his signature health care law. And though the suit is centered on the Affordable Care Act, the GOP moved on the legal action the morning after the president announced he will unilaterally grant temporary relief to […]
Republican lawmakers succeeded on Thursday in delaying a Senate vote on confirming President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, but another vote was planned for later in the month and Obama said he expected his nominee to be approved.
US House Speaker John Boehner was handed a stunning defeat late Thursday by members of his own party who refused to support his “Plan B” to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff” that threatens to send the economy in to a recession.
South carolina Governor Nikki Haley appointed Rep. Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate on Monday, making him the South’s first black Republican senator since Reconstruction in a state whose politics is steeped in the history of slavery and Civil War. “It speaks to the evolution of South Carolina and our nation,” Scott, 47, said of […]
With the tone of fiscal talks becoming more rancorous by the day, US House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama had another meeting at the White House late Thursday afternoon to see if they could make some headway. “We’re doing great,” Boehner said
Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration as U.S. secretary of state on Thursday in the face of what promised to be a difficult Senate confirmation battle. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a close confidante of President Barack Obama, said she was withdrawing from the process to avoid a lengthy, costly […]
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may insist she’s leaving politics, but a new poll suggests that most Americans hope she changes her mind. A solid majority of those surveyed in an ABC News-Washington Post poll – 57 percent – said they would support a 2016 presidential bid by Clinton. Just 37 percent were opposed […]
President Barack Obama was on the verge of winning a second-term Tuesday night, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in a series of close battleground state contests, according to network projections.
George McGovern was a Great Plains liberal and leading voice against the Vietnam War who in 1972 suffered one of the worst political defeats in American history as the Democratic nominee for president against incumbent Richard Nixon. Mr. McGovern, who died Sunday at age 90, helped engineer a historic turn to the left by the […]
Mitt Romney’s collapsing campaign is beginning to hurt Republican chances in key congressional races, risking their hopes of taking the Senate as a bastion against a second-term Barack Obama presidency.