Politics

Boehner Says No to Palin's Call for Impeachment

House Speaker John Boehner squashed rumblings from his party to impeach President Obama over executive actions.


Secret Services Deploys K-9 Units Around White House

Although the Secret Service has used dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they're being broadly deployed among the general public.


Judge Strikes Down Colo. Gay Marriage Ban

A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state's gay marriage ban, making Colorado the 16th state to invalidate a prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.


Women's Groups Want Congress to Nullify Hobby Lobby Ruling

Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to undo the landmark Hobby Lobby ruling that lets certain employers opt out of paying for health insurance coverage of birth control on religious grounds.


Kids Swamping U.S. Border, Officials Say

Administration officials told senators Wednesday they're struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants fleeing violence-torn Central America.


Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years for Corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the exasperated face of the deluged city during Hurricane Katrina, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for bribery, money laundering and other crimes.


Menendez Presses Senate for Russia Sanctions

Senators exasperated with the Obama administration's response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine threatened on Wednesday that Congress will act unilaterally on new sanctions.


Senate Shoos in Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

The Senate easily confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, boosting the national profile of a potential vice presidential contender in 2016.


Warren G. Harding's Spicy Love Letters to Be Released

The Library of Congress will publicly display years of salacious correspondence between former President Warren G. Harding and his longtime mistress Carrie Phillips.


Snowden Asks Russia to Extend His Stay

U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has asked Russia to prolong his asylum in the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.


Mark Udall Skips His Own Fundraiser

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is happy to take any money raised for his re-election by President Obama, but doesn't want to be seen in public with him.


Gitmo Prisoners: If Hobby Lobby Is a Person, Then We Are Too

Lawyers for a pair of Guantanamo detainees have filed motions requesting the U.S. stop authorities from barring inmates from prayer, citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision.


Senate Dems Vow Override of Supreme Court on Contraception

Senate Democrats say they'll advance legislation to override the Supreme Court's ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in the federal health-care law.


Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion to Deal With Migrant Kids

President Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion more to deal with the humanitarian crisis created by an influx of undocumented Central American children in the Southwestern states.


Sen. Menendez Wants Federal Probe of Cuba Role

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government promoted a federal probe of him.


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