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EXCLUSIVE: Assad siege of Aleppo could be 'imminent,' experts warn

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:25pm
A government encirclement of the Syrian rebel stronghold of Aleppo could be “imminent,” according to military and humanitarian observers, some of whom point to United Nations-sponsored peace talks as having given the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad maneuvering room.
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Poll: Christie popularity in NJ hits new low

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:37pm
Chris Christie's popularity in his home state has hit a new low, according to a poll released Thursday -- with the New Jersey governor even viewed more unfavorably than the state's indicted U.S. senator.
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Significant premium hikes expected under ObamaCare

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:59pm
Insurers will seek significant premium hikes under President Barack Obama's health care law this summer - stiff medicine for consumers and voters ahead of the national political conventions.
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About 16 military disciplines in Afghanistan hospital attack

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:46pm
About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
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Obama set to push for ‘smart gun’ tech despite concerns

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:36pm
The Obama administration is locked and loaded for a fresh push on gun control initiatives – reportedly moving to advocate for so-called "smart gun" technology as early as Friday, despite concerns from the gun lobby.
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ICE under fire for releasing thousands of illegal immigrants with rap sheets

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:01pm
The Obama administration took fire at a House hearing Thursday for releasing back into society thousands of illegal immigrants who had committed crimes on U.S. soil – including those behind more than 200 murders.
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House Speaker invites India Prime Minister to address Congress

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:22pm
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 8.
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What does Sanders want? Dem hints at convention wish list

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:11pm
While the underdog presidential candidate insists he’s still in it to win it, he is also dropping hints that his long-term goal is to use his delegate leverage to ultimately change the party platform, and even the nominating process itself, at the convention.
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Senators unveil criminal justice reform compromise, try to revive bill

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:47am
A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a compromise proposal for criminal justice reform, in a bid to put the package back on track after conservative concerns sidelined it earlier this year.
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Major Iranian missile test to coincide with US presidential inauguration

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:14am
Iran is preparing to conduct a major ballistic missile test in February 2017, following the inauguration of the next U.S. president into the Oval Office, according to a timetable issued by the Islamic Republic.
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Boehner likes Trump, savages Cruz

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:59am
The former house speaker has a few words for the Texas senator.
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Judge rules Seattle trash inspections unconstitutional

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:35am
A controversial Seattle ordinance that allowed city workers to inspect people's trash -- as part of an effort to stop residents from throwing food scraps in the wrong pile -- was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday.
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New year, new speaker – but same budget mess on Capitol Hill

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:24am
My crystal ball has been in the shop lately. But even in April, you don’t have to be a soothsayer to know what is likely to happen this September and December on Capitol Hill.
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The coming Megyn Kelly/Donald Trump rematch, and what's at stake

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:00am
It’s already being hyped as some kind of super smackdown, a highly anticipated round of televised combat.
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