On a day when the Secret Service is being scrutinized for allowing a man with a knife to breach White House security, The Washington Post has reported that the agency allowed an armed man with a criminal record to ride in an elevator with President Barack Obama when he was in Atlanta on Sept. 16.
The intense primary battle between veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and state senator Chris McDaniel in Mississippi shows that the rift between the populist tea party and the establishment wing of the GOP is not yet healed. And the general election is just weeks away. Jeffrey Hess of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports. Continue reading
The Washington Post reports that the man who jumped the fence and ran through the White House on Sept. 19 was tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent.
WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Continue reading
The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital. Continue reading
Without a Democratic majority in the way, Republicans in the Senate will likely take on these five items. Continue reading
President Obama told CBS’ 60 Minutes that the intelligence community “underestimated what had been taking place in Syria” with the Islamic State group and that the U.S. overestimated the Iraqi army’s capabilities. Meanwhile, an NBC/WSJ/Annenberg poll out over the weekend shows 72 percent of Americans believe U.S. ground troops will be used to fight IS at some point. Continue reading
President Barack Obama said in an interview airing Sunday that he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and will of the Iraqi army to fight. Continue reading
In this year’s midterm elections, Republican incumbents Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are facing tough races with potentially game-changing outcomes. That’s why celebrities of the Republican base are swooping in to help rally the Kansan electorate. Continue reading