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  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday. The...
  • What would the 2016 Republican hopefuls do with an Iran deal?

    WASHINGTON On Wednesday, Scott Walker became the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to say he would reject a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran if it's not approved by Congress. Speaking on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, the Wisconsin...
  • Coats' top aide enters Indiana Senate contest

    WASHINGTON Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field. "This campaign will be about what...
  • VA officials say they will work to end overprescribing

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials are trying to put solutions in place to limit narcotic overprescribing practices in VA hospitals, they said Thursday, but lapses still happen. At a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-...
  • Obama as superhero: 'The Ignorator' ignores what he dislikes

    Obama as superhero: 'The Ignorator' ignores what he dislikes
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough recently spoke to J Street, a left-wing organization that fancies itself the headquarters of the tough-love-for-Israel crowd. J Street’s critics would phrase it a bit differently. In a charitable mood,...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge?

    WASHINGTON The 2016 Republican presidential candidates figure that to win the party's nomination, they have to get cozy with hard-core conservatives. But to win the general election, they have to move away from that same constituency. It's a quadrennial...
  • House passes bill to support families of slain NYC police

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to help people making donations to the families of two slain New York City police officers. It would extend the tax deadline for donations to groups supporting the families of Wenjian Liu (WEHN'-...
  • GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

    Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US, SAUDIS LAUNCH MIDEAST AIRSTRIKES The Americans attack Islamic State militants in Saddam Hussein's hometown in northern Iraq, while Saudi...
  • Democrats need more presidential candidates

    Democrats need more presidential candidates
    More is better A big thanks to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for ushering in the 2016 presidential race by officially announcing his candidacy at Liberty University [Monday]. We've had plenty of time to speculate about who's running and who's not, and soon enough...