Jul 31, 2014

Republicans ready to push lawsuit against Obama

Republicans were ready to approve legislation Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his signature health care law. The lawsuit was expected to pass through the House of Representatives on strictly party lines. Democrats ...

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Jul 30, 2014

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Since House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced plans in June to sue the president, ...

McCain: botched execution 'torture'

Jul 26, 2014

McCain: botched execution 'torture'

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he believes the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture. The Republican who represents the conservative state told Politico that he supports capital punishment for certain crimes but felt Wednesday’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood ...

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

Jul 22, 2014

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?” Dressed as ...

Warren backs Democratic hopefuls running key races

Jul 14, 2014

Warren backs Democratic hopefuls running key races

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November. Since March, the Massachusetts Democrat, a ...

Jul 13, 2014

Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

New signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be ...

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

Jul 7, 2014

States eye gun seizure laws after shootings

As state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 ...