Aug 14, 2014

Report: White House didn't OK 2013 immigrant releases

More than 2,000 immigrants facing deportation in 2013 were released strictly for budget reasons by immigration agency officials who kept the homeland security secretary in the dark about the plan, according to a U.S. oversight report. This lack of communication led the Obama administration ...

Aug 4, 2014

U.S. senator: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a minority report asserting that the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and other terrorists, the panel’s top Republican said Sunday. “Information gleaned from these interrogations was in ...

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 ...

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Jul 30, 2014

Boehner dismisses talk of impeaching Obama

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington. Boehner is, however, hoping this week to pass Republican legislation ...

Jul 11, 2014

Compromise surfaces on Obama border request

Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency border spending request were emerging Thursday in Congress, which would involve making policy changes to allow the minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly. The ...

No 'stand down' order in Benghazi: testimony

Jul 11, 2014

No 'stand down' order in Benghazi: testimony

The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. The “stand-down” theory ...

Jul 11, 2014

U.S. military brass backed Bergdahl prisoner swap

The top U.S. military leaders unanimously supported the Obama administration’s exchange of five Taliban leaders for an army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. In letters to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the chairman and the Joint Chiefs of ...

Republican lawmaker Grimm charged with tax fraud

Apr 28, 2014

Republican lawmaker Grimm charged with tax fraud

U.S. congressman Michael Grimm was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud and obstruction of justice, accused by federal prosecutors of making $1 million “disappear” from the books of a business he owned. The former FBI agent and a second-term Republican from Staten ...