Despite Eric Cantor’s seismic loss in Virginia, establishment Republicans had another good month in June. The Virginia congressman and now-former majority leader’s defeat did not appear to have tea party election ripples beyond his district. Check out our updated list of Top 10 Senate races to watch. Continue reading
There is no question that Monday’s Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is a blow to the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act. But while conservatives celebrate the narrow 5-4 decision striking down the law’s contraception mandate for “closely held” companies with owners who have religious objections, the ruling could ironically help Democrats fire up a key part of their base. Continue reading
President Barack Obama, while in Pittsburgh for a TechShop event Tuesday, addressed the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of the alleged attackers of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Continue reading
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he’s been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front. While the world wants to know more about the economics professor turned sudden tea party star, Brat’s in hiding, apparently unprepared for the tempest he unleashed. Continue reading
The Senate’s top Democrat says the free flow of what he calls “shady money” into politics is the biggest threat to democracy he’s seen in his lifetime. But his Republican counterpart calls efforts to limit campaign spending “terrible policy.” Continue reading
The Common Core standards for math and English could be out in two more states. State legislatures in Oklahoma and South Carolina have sent bills to their governors’ desks to withdraw from the standards, which have been adopted by 45 … Continue reading
Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will “not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans.” The former secretary of state devotes a chapter of her upcoming book, “Hard Choices,” to the Benghazi attack, responding to Republicans who have accused the Obama administration of stonewalling congressional investigators and misleading the public about the nature of the attack in the weeks before the presidential election. Four Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their safety.
But unlike many of those parents, Obama is uniquely positioned to help address the concerns.
At the White House on Thursday, Obama hosted a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. Continue reading