WH Press Secretary: 'We're Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait' For Congress To Pass Immigration LawsFrustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.
Biden: Gay Rights 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day'Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”
Anti-Amnesty Group Asks Americans To Mail 'Gently Used Underwear' To Obama, BoehnerThe anti-amnesty group, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), is calling on Americans to mail their “gently used underwear” to President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner in response to a government request for new briefs for the recent surge of illegal immigrants being held by border patrol.
White House Won't Say Publicly How Many Illegal Immigrant Families Have Been Released Into USThe Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months -- and although the government knows how many it's released, it won't say publicly.
Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On FacebookThe Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear.
Supreme Court Sides With Gun Control Groups, Obama Administration On 'Straw Purchaser' LawA divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on "straw" purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
Former Deputy CIA Director: 'We Need To Keep Iran Out Of' Iraq CrisisSecretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration was willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and was not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists.
Senate GOP Blocks 'Buffett Rule' Student Loan Bill Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
Durbin: White House Only Finalized Bergdahl Deal Day Before SwapThe Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday.
Analysts: White House Miscalculated Backlash Over Bergdahl DealPolitical analysts believe the Obama administration miscalculated the backlash they received after securing the freedom of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years.
Cuban Intel Agent: Bergdahl Deal Could Set Precedent For Similar Swap With CubaThe exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday.
CBS News Poll: Most Americans Skeptical Of Immediate Impact Of Global WarmingA new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.
GOP Senator: Veterans Groups 'More Interested In Defending The Status Quo Within VA'Four prominent veterans groups and Republican Sen. Richard Burr are hurling accusations at each other after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr's call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.
Supreme Court Rules Protesters Could Not Bring Free-Speech Claims Against Secret Service Agents Guarding BushThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of protesters could not bring free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 campaign trip to Oregon.
Clinton Book Excerpt: 'I Wish I Could Go Back And Revisit Certain Choices'Hillary Rodham Clinton writes in new excerpts from her upcoming book that she wishes she could go back and reconsider some of her past decisions but she is "proud of what we accomplished" during her time as secretary of state.