Many turned to social media during this year’s State of the Union to call out Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for nodding off, but does Justice Anthony Kennedy deserve some of the blame?
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration.
WASHINGTON — Democrats have selected Philadelphia as the site of the party’s 2016 national convention, choosing a patriotic backdrop for the nomination of its next presidential candidate. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military forces grappling with turmoil in the Middle East. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon. Continue reading
President Obama formally asked Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State, triggering the first war powers vote since 2002 with the invasion of Iraq. The proposal rules out “enduring offensive combat operations” and calls for a three-year time limit on the authorization. Jeffrey Brown gets reaction to the request from Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D.-Va. Continue reading