WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats argued Thursday for long-overdue confirmation of President Barack Obama’s attorney general pick, Loretta Lynch, as her nomination headed for a confirmation vote after a five-month wait. Continue reading
Last December, Brandon Tate-Brown was killed by Philadelphia police after being pulled over for driving with his headlights off. His family is not alone in their pain — there have been 394 shootings involving the police in Philadelphia since 2007. Despite efforts to review and reform police training and transparency, the changes are far from reality at this point. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. Continue reading
President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th anniversary of the killings this week. Officials decided against it after opposition from some at the State Department and the Pentagon.
With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it. Continue reading
Senate negotiators struck a deal to tweak the human trafficking bill that has held up the confirmation proceedings for President Obama’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch. The holdup was due to an unrelated fight over access to abortion for human trafficking victims. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., about the deal and the delay. Continue reading
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, announced her retirement Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That’s not the whole story these days. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Key senators say they’re close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s attorney general. Continue reading