A U.S. diplomat accused by Russia of being an undercover CIA agent has been
ordered to leave the country immediately, Russian officials said Tuesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated
Moscow's position Tuesday that only a ceasefire and a political
solution could avert an "extremely harmful" continuation of the
Syrian conflict, according to the Interfax news agency.
Journalism groups and lawmakers rapped U.S. investigators' secret obtainment of
Associated Press phone records tied to leaked news about a failed al-Qaida plot.
President Obama found himself in the unusual position Monday of echoing Republican outrage over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party groups.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was short on advice in offering the commencement
address to undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania Monday.
Saying he's "gained too much wisdom to offer any advice," Biden encouraged the
graduates to have faith in their future.
Several Tennessee and Georgia Republicans in Congress will
be digging as two House committees investigate the Internal Revenue Service's
alleged targeting of right-leaning political groups.
President Obama attended three fundraisers in New York Monday, saying the
gridlock in Washington isn't reflective of the American people.
The controversy over the IRS targeting conservative groups for additional
scrutiny has focused new attention on 501(c) tax-exempt organizations. What are they and what are they allowed to do?
Stephanie Sandlin said Monday she will not run, despite being seen by national Democrats as their best hope of retaining a U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota.
Congress has given the IRS a Wednesday deadline to provide
copies of all agency communications that include the words "tea party,"
"patriot" and "conservative."
The minority party has something Republican Gov. Tom Corbett needs: votes for a
Supreme Court nominee.
President Obama denounced as a
"sideshow" the focus by congressional Republicans on memos they say
show that his administration attempted to downplay the terrorist
nature of the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
The Detroit branch of the NAACP is challenging the constitutionality of Michigan's emergency
manager law in federal court, claiming it unfairly targets African Americans and
dilutes their voting rights.
President Obama said Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups
had "no place" in government.
Steady drips of information about a horrific night
in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire
up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats' early favorite
for president in 2016.