U.S. Politics

Former U.S. Congressman Will be Released on Thursday from Prison

Jesse Jackson Jr. a former member of the U.S. Congress is scheduled to be released on Thursday from federal prison and then transferred to a halfway house in Washington D.C. said his friend Patrick Kennedy a former member of Congress as well. Jackson was serving his sentence of 30 months in Montgomery, Alabama in a […]

Ted Cruz Enters the GOP Race for the White House

On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz started a new phase in the race for the 2016 presidency when he officially declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination setting the stage for a battle amongst other members of the GOP eager to take the White House back. Saying in a speech on Monday at Liberty University […]

Criminal Inquiry Opened for Congressman Who Resigned

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Aaron Schock the Illinois Representative over his business deals and congressional expenses. FBI agents started to issue subpoenas to a person who is familiar with his case, witnesses and others said a news agency on Friday. Investigators were putting their focus on the House office expenses for Schock, […]

Obama Criticizes GOP Budget Plan

President Barack Obama has criticized the budget proposal by House Republicans during a visit on Wednesday to Cleveland. The President moved the fiscal plans by the GOP as a path towards prosperity for those who already have prospered. Obama said the recovery in the U.S. from the recession when he took office demonstrated that critics […]

GOP Offering Outline of Budget with Cuts in Food Stamps and Medicare

The Republicans currently control Congress and are offering their blueprint of a budget this week, with a pledge to balance the budget for the country within the next decade, while reining in big programs such as Medicare and food stamps. More pressing for most Republicans however is pulling back on automatic budget cuts that will […]

Human Trafficking Bill Stalled Over Anti-Abortion Content

Harry Reid the Minority Leader in the Senate told House Republicans on Wednesday that unless they took a provision that was anti-abortion from the human trafficking bill, the popular measure was doomed. Reid said that the Senate on Wednesday was doing something good as it had the chance to address the legislation on human trafficking, […]

Firestorm over Letter from GOP Challenging President’s Authority

Late Monday, a political firestorm erupted after Republican Senators sent an open letter to leaders in Iran that challenged the ability of President Barack Obama to enter into a permanent deal regarding the nuclear program in Tehran. U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has denounced strongly the letter saying it offends him as a matter of […]

Obama Learned of Private Email Use by Clinton from News

President Obama said he first learned that Hillary Clinton his former secretary of state had used her private email during her time with the state department from news reports; amidst reports the State Department and White House might have been aware as long ago as last August that Clinton was not using government email. Obama […]

Giuliani Defends Criticism of President Obama

Rudolph Giuliani the former Mayor of New York City adamantly defended his criticism on Thursday of President Barack Obama only a day after saying he does not think the president loves the United States. Giuliani made remarks on Wednesday during a private fundraiser for Scott Walker the Republican Governor of Wisconsin, who is considered by […]

President Obama Ready to Increase Pressure for DHS Funding

The White House administration is increasing the pressure on Republicans for the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which could be shutdown if Congress does not act by February 27. Congress is stuck on this issue due to the House insisting the funding bill include a provision to overturn the executive actions of President […]