Dec 17, 2014

Republicans tip hand on Obama lines of attack with nominees

Senate Republicans are previewing the lines of attack they’ll pursue in 2015 against President Barack Obama’s immigration, foreign policy and gun regulation policies during this week’s debate on executive-branch nominees. Tuesday, Republicans’ anger over Obama’s Nov. 20 order granting a temporary reprieve from deportation ...

Dec 12, 2014

Senate panel votes to authorize U.S. war against Islamic State

A Senate panel voted to give President Barack Obama a three-year authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State and affiliates, opening a debate that’s unlikely to be settled until the new Congress convenes next month. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee acted ...

Dec 2, 2014

Jeb Bush maintains profile as he weighs 2016 run

Republican Jeb Bush is keeping his public profile high with multiple appearances in Washington on Monday as he decides whether to run for president. The former Florida governor, a son of one former president and brother of another, is seen as the early favorite ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

U.S. House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress “tighten the economic vice on Tehran” through new sanctions. No sooner had the extension been announced in Vienna and U.S. Secretary ...

Nov 24, 2014

Republicans step up offensive on Obama's immigration order

Congressional Republicans stepped up their rhetoric against President Barack Obama’s immigration order, vowing to reverse his move to allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. temporarily. Republicans from the House and the Senate said his actions are more sweeping ...