Politics Archive

Not in my backyard: Immigrant kids aren’t welcome

Washington (CNN) — In places such as Murrieta, California, and Oracle, Arizona, the message is clear: Thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America are unwelcome in Small Town U.S.A. The children, many of them arriving unaccompanied from

GOP lawsuit a new angle on stopping Obamacare

Washington (CNN) — They tried in Congress, at the ballot box and in the Supreme Court, but Republicans have been unable to stop Obamacare. Now they have a new angle: suing President Barack Obama over changes in

White House transparent? Yes says Earnest

(CNN) — Press groups, prominent journalists and administration critics have all accused President Barack Obama of failing to live up to his commitment to have the “most transparent administration in history.” To some, that pledge is now

House GOP unveils resolution authorizing lawsuit against Obama

House Republicans released  a draft of a resolution Thursday evening authorizing litigation against President Obama over executive actions he took to alter the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had

Federal Eye: VA panel focuses on whistleblowers

The House committee that has focused on the cover-up of long wait times for service at veterans hospitals will turn its attention to the federal employees who turned back the covers, sometimes risking their careers to do

President Obama sounds ready to take on the big banks

President Obama is considering more Wall Street reforms. ( REUTERS/Larry Downing) President Obama on Wednesday said restructuring Wall Street banks so they make less of their profit through trading and pose fewer risks to the economy remains

Marine who took grenade blast for comrade receives Medal of Honor

(CNN) — William “Kyle” Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast. His body shattered, one lung collapsed, Carpenter was nearly given

Some Democrats fear Clinton’s wealth and ‘imperial image’ could be damaging in 2016

When Hillary Rodham Clinton said this month that she was once “dead broke,” it was during an interview in which she led ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer through her $5 million Washington home, appointed like an ambassador’s mansion.

House Republicans elect McCarthy to take Cantor’s job

Washington (CNN) — House Republicans on Thursday elected Kevin McCarthy as majority leader, succeeding Eric Cantor, who is relinquishing the job after losing his primary election in an upset. The California Republican defeated Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador

‘Straw’ purchase ruling a setback for gun-rights advocates

(CNN) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the conviction of a man who bought a handgun but broke the law by not disclosing his intent to resell it to a relative. It was a rare setback