Politics Archive

Should Obama use the power of his pen to push immigration reform?

Washington (CNN) — Immigration champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez feels confident that President Barack Obama will use his executive powers to push through reform. House Speaker John Boehner feels confident that doing so will tank what little support

Slain MIT officer Sean Collier, last casualty of Boston Marathon bombing, is honored

Hundreds gathered beneath a giant white tent pitched just several feet from the intersection where, a year ago Friday, Collier was fatally shot as he sat in his cruiser. Authorities say he was killed by the Tsarnaev

Obama honors LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ legacy

Austin, Texas (CNN) — Honoring the legacy of a former president he’s barely mentioned previously, President Barack Obama on Thursday cast Lyndon B. Johnson’s push to end legal segregation as a factor in his own ascension to

Freedom Summit draws GOP hopefuls to N.H.

There’s Ted Cruz, whom Jean Ferreira, 55, was most excited to see at the event organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United. Ferreira is wearing a “Truth Has No Agenda” T-shirt but has another in her

Ryan’s path to prosperity might be rocky road in Iowa

Washington (CNN) — With his budget approved by the House, Paul Ryan is turning his attention to Iowa to headline a high-profile Republican event that will only fuel speculation he’s laying the groundwork for a potential presidential

Appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage ban

The Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision struck down the federal government’s definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman and said federal authorities must recognize same-sex unions performed in states where they are legal. But

Democrats seek Obama administration’s help with agency decisions to boost reelection bids

In New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen would like the administration to help expand access to the new health-care law. In Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu has lobbied for help to keep open a federal call center. In Montana,

Latest Fort Hood shooting revives broader gun debate

Luci Hamlin and her husband, Spc. Timothy Hamlin, wait to get back to their home at Fort Hood after a shooting at the Texas Army post on Wednesday, April 2. Multiple people were killed and others injured

Balz: Can Democrats change the politics of health care?

The president asserted that the debate over repealing the law is now over. Republicans dissent, but there’s little question that the GOP’s goal of dismantling the law becomes increasingly difficult. For Obama and the Democrats, however, that

‘Selfie’ promotion: Did David Ortiz punk the president with a not-so-candid camera ploy?

A photo that Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped with Obama during a White House Rose Garden ceremony Tuesday was orchestrated by none other than Samsung, the South Korea-based electronics giant. The picture was an immediate Internet