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White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses & individuals….

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John McCain 'Strongly Encouraging' Lindsey Graham To Consider 2016 Run

Sen. John McCain is prodding one of his closest allies in the Senate to consider a run for the White House – Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I think he is looking…

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to Step Down

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, senior administration officials confirmed today to ABC News. Flanked by Hagel & Vice President Biden, President Obama announced the Secretary’s departure this morning…

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How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight

Chuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq & Syria that is expected to take…

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Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show

The grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the fatal shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., was…

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Chuck Hagel’s resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?

View gallery . U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) walks down the steps of the Pentagon on November 24, 2014 in Arlington, … When presidents ditch their defense alter egos,…

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Videos show nationwide protests over Ferguson decision Monday night

Plenty of people were outraged that police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted Monday night in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown — & the reaction will be preserved for…

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‘Burn this b—- down!’ Michael Brown’s stepfather criticized for reaction to grand jury decision

Michael Brown’s stepfather is being criticized for appearing to incite a crowd of protesters shortly after learning of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo.,…

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Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids…

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Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama & congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they…

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