A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, said that ISIS is a regional threat and expressed concern that congressional members like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would use the Islamic militant group “as an excuse” to send ground troops to Iraq and Syria.
Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority.
Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation’s economic recovery.
Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.
Despite President Barack Obama’s low approval ratings, Republicans are still struggling to move ahead of Democrats to reclaim the Senate in November’s midterm elections.
Several Republicans have called on President Obama to lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
Dem Senator: Obama Shouldn’t Use ‘Carte Blanche Authority To Sidestep Congress When He Doesn’t Get His Way’
President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.
Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s chances of winning in competitive congressional districts and increasing its majority in November.
A majority of Americans say that unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for at least some length of time.