His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration’s response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Why the landscape has shifted away from Democrats U.S. steps up game in Syria Teeing up the most expensive race in the country Who are libertarians? Summer of change: In politics, summer is usually a … Continue reading
For the hundreds of women and children who have been detained near the U.S.-Mexico border, this detention center in Artesia, New Mexico is a temporary home. They are given beds, clean clothes and three meals a day. The playrooms are stocked with toys and coloring books. But Laura Lichter, a Denver attorney who is helping some of the mothers, says that conditions in the facility aren’t always so agreeable.
Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she’s trying to woo: Veterans. Continue reading
Wikipedia users logging on from the U.S. House of Representatives have been barred from editing that website anonymously for one month, following a controversial edit to the entry for a popular TV series.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.
State Sen. Jim Tracy said in a news release that he had decided against putting the GOP, state officials, his family and others through “additional weeks of litigation, with uncertainty as to who the nominee will be.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON — While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, “What is it about August?”
Today in the Morning Line: Obama returns to DC with Islamic State, Ferguson on front burner Lawmakers demand ISIL plan from White House Michael Brown funeral scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Monday 2016 update with Rand, Rick and Ryan Obama … Continue reading
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan is reportedly weighing a White House run for 2016. When asked on Sunday about the possibility of a presidential campaign, Ryan said he and his family will “take very seriously and weigh” the decision next year. Continue reading