Jan
12
2014

NJ legislator asserts ‘laws have been broken’ in traffic scandal

The Democratic New Jersey legislator leading an investigation into Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration says he believes laws were broken when the governor’s aides ordered lane closures at the nation’s busiest bridge."I do think laws have been broken," said State Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who’s also deputy speaker. "Public resources – the bridge, police officers – ... Read more
Jan
09
2014

The Bob Gates memoir: Five notable quotes

- The inside accounts of the Obama administration’s internal debate over Afghanistan may be grabbing the headlines, but former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new memoir has some other eye-openers as well. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Jan
06
2014

Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, she said in a prepared statement Monday morning. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Dec
05
2013

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Dec
04
2013

Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges. Reid is the exception among the other top congressional leaders. GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy ... Read more
Nov
24
2013

Nuclear deal with Iran in Geneva – CNN.com

The diplomatic gridlock between Iran and the West seemed immovable for decades. But on Sunday, diplomats made history when Iran and six world powers came together on an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program. The deal dials back Iran’s ability to work toward a nuclear weapon and at the same time loosens the choke hold of ... Read more
Nov
23
2013

Dems handing GOP key to undo Obamacare

The biggest near-term unintended consequence of the Obama Democrats’ decision to destroy the Senate filibuster will be the repeal of Obamacare. With a simple majority, Republicans could soon push through dramatic changes like the replacement of Obamacare because a liberal minority would have no tools to stop it. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Nov
20
2013

Rep. Trey Radel gets probation for cocaine bust

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel was sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor cocaine possession – a charge that authorities say came after he bought a small amount of cocaine in a sting in the nation’s capital last month. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Nov
19
2013

Husband of Katherine Harris kills himself

The husband of former Florida congresswoman and Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead Tuesday morning, apparently by his own hand, Sarasota police and the family’s pastor said. via CNN.com. ... Read more
Nov
14
2013

Health care fiasco highlights Obama’s broken promise

You know you’re having a tough week when you’re essentially being called untruthful by, of all people, Bill Clinton, who knows a thing or two about stretching the truth. At the very least, Clinton insisted that Obama – in trying to sell Obamacare to the American people – should not have broken his promise that, ... Read more
Nov
13
2013

White House officials get earful from Democrats on Obamacare

A private meeting on Capitol Hill with House Democrats and White House officials on Wednesday became heated when rank-and-file members expressed frustration about continued Obamacare problems, according to multiple sources in the room. One congressional Democrat who attended the meeting said senior Obama administration officials Mike Hash and David Simas really "got hit" by House ... Read more
Nov
12
2013

Clinton to Obama: Let Americans keep canceled health plans

Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama should honor his oft-repeated pledge and allow people to hang on to health care plans that are being canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act. "I personally believe, even if it takes a change in the law, that the president should honor the commitment the ... Read more