Sep 16, 2014

House Republicans back Syrian rebel training

U.S. lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama ...

Sep 12, 2014

Obama remembers 9/11 as he sizes up new Mideast war

President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Americans “do not give in to fear” as he marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, hours after summoning his weary nation to a new war on Islamic extremism. Obama and his wife, Michelle, solemnly observed a ...

Sep 11, 2014

Republicans rebuff Obama on training Syrian rebels

House Republicans have rebuffed President Barack Obama’s request for explicit approval to train and equip Syrian rebels battling forces seeking creation of an Islamic State and to spend up to $2 billion stabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Iraq and other hotspots, U.S. officials said ...

Sep 3, 2014

Ex-top Republican Eric Cantor to work on Wall Street

Former U.S. House majority leader Eric Cantor is going to work on Wall Street, his new employer said Tuesday. The Republican Cantor, 51, will be vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Company, a boutique investment bank. He will also be elected to ...

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 ...