House Speaker John Boehner

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Tax Increase On Wealthy To Help Middle Class, GOP Pushes Back

President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class.

01/18/2015

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: Reid Wants Obama To Delay Immigration Executive Orders

President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.

11/14/2014

John Boehner Speaks

Boehner: ‘We’re Going To Fight The President Tooth And Nail’ On Immigration

President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House.

11/14/2014

In the wake of last week’s midterm elections that gave GOP lawmakers control of both the House and Senate, a clear majority of Republican voters say they don’t want their party leaders working with President Obama – even if it means less gets done in Washington.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: 66 Percent Of Republicans Say Party ‘Stand Up’ To Obama ‘Even If Less Gets Done’

In the wake of last week’s midterm elections that gave GOP lawmakers control of both the House and Senate, a clear majority of Republican voters say they don’t want their party leaders working with President Obama – even if it means less gets done in Washington.

11/12/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to the media during a news conference in the East Room a day after Democrats lost the US Senate Majority, November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Senior Adviser: President Will Use Executive Action On Immigration By End Of Year

A top White House aide says that President Barack Obama will use executive action on immigration by the end of the year.

11/07/2014

John Boehner Speaking

Boehner: Obama Is ‘Going To Burn Himself If He Continues To Go Down This Path’ On Immigration

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives.

11/07/2014

House Speaker John Boehner. (File photo. credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘Not A Time For Celebration’

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”

11/05/2014

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops ‘Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants’

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”

09/29/2014

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., speaks as he chairs a hearing entitled, "Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida's Changing Coastline." by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space at Miami Beach's City Hall on April 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dem. Senator: U.S. ‘Will Probably Put Boots on the Ground’ to Battle ISIS

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. The president reiterated that American combat forces will not be fighting on foreign soil, but one Democratic senator believes that boots will eventually be put on the ground to take on ISIS.

09/11/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘We’re In Very Good Shape’ On Revised Border Bill

House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.

08/01/2014

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