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Supreme Court nixes quick release of ObamaCare argument audio

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:55pm
The Supreme Court is saying no to calls for the speedy release of the audio of Wednesday's high-stakes argument about tax subsidies that are critical to President Barack Obama's health overhaul. 
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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:44pm
A federal judge blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban on Monday, and the attorney general's office immediately appealed the decision to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Obama: 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:13pm
President Barack Obama said Monday that deadly shootings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that police need to change to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending more police training and data collection on the use of deadly force.
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Fact-checker calls out Obama for saying Keystone ‘bypasses’ US

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:00pm
President Obama earned a double-barreled rebuke Monday from The Washington Post's fact-checker, for repeating a faulty claim that the Keystone XL pipeline "bypasses" the U.S. - and for saying it would only carry "Canadian oil."
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2016 Power Index: Jeb’s adversary and his alternate

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:33am
Jeb still leads the pack, but for different reasons 2016 contenders Walker and Rubio are well positioned to vault to the frontrunner spot.  
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Feds spend $12,500 translating Spanish novel on ‘Heterosexual Privilege’

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:45am
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) spent $12,500 to translate a Spanish novel on “homophobia,” which “examines heterosexual privilege and queer resilience.” 
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Maryland Democratic Sen. Mikulski, longest serving woman in Congress, announces retirement

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:42am
Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, announced her retirement Monday.
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Idaho could soon require open union negotiations

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:34am
Interested Idahoans could soon have access to all negotiations for pay, benefits and other perks for government workers.
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Netanyahu warns Iran deal could 'threaten the survival' of Israel

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:25am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that a potential nuclear deal with Iran "could threaten the survival of Israel," as he kicked off a contentious visit to the United States meant to build the case against such an agreement.
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Kerry, Lavrov hold tense meeting amid Ukraine conflict, Nemtsov murder fallout

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:44am
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.
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Many Dems skipping Bibi speech won't snub AIPAC

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:00am
Several House Democrats who are skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress aren't extending the snub to the nation's top pro-Israel activists.
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Congress no closer to funding Homeland Security Department as another shutdown deadline looms

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 6:36pm
The widespread disagreement in Congress over President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration that nearly resulted in a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department resumes Monday -- with Democrats, Republicans, senators and congressmen all pointing fingers.
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Democrats, Republicans accuse each other of trying to spin Netanyahu visit to their political advantage

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 5:05pm
The controversy over Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming congressional address intensified Sunday with Democrats and Republicans accusing each other of injecting too much politics into the event.
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O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 3:13pm
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation.
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Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 3:03pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.
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Rubio, Jindal make their pitch for potential 2016 run at meeting held by influential Club for Growth

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 2:37pm
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told the anti-tax group Club for Growth on Saturday that the Senate candidates they've backed recently represent the Republican Party's new leadership.
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Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration reform

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:46pm
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a presumptive 2016 GOP White House candidate, says he’s changed his immigration stance and no longer backs comprehensive reform that would allow illegal immigrants to be penalized but remain in the country.
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No DHS deal with Dems; Boehner's job safe, House Whip Scalise says

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:03pm
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Sunday rejected criticism that the chamber’s Republican leaders are failing in attempts to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security -- dismissing allegations of cutting a partisan deal and blaming Senate Democrats.
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Proposed EPA regulations may overstep boundaries, hurt poor families

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 9:32am
Proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency may hurt low-income families and small businesses and could overreach its authority, according to testimony heard before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee.
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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington to address Congress

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 7:13am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.
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