From The Wire
PITTSBURGH (MCT) — The insurgent group Islamic State has exploded into headlines in recent months, sweeping through much of Northern Iraq, capturing the ancient strategic hub of Mosul, terrorizing religious minorities, crucifying opponents and posting online videos of the beheading of captive American journalists. The attacks evolved over years of shifting militant alliances in the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don’t show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain. Rothenberg Political Report ratings reflect both where a race stands and, more importantly, […]
There’s no “fiscal cliff” or global financial crisis for this year’s post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Lawmakers in both parties said the election results would be crucial in deciding just how close to Christmas Congress will work.
A family should have the same right as a small business to opt out of birth control coverage in its healthcare plan, the lawyer for a Missouri legislator argued Monday before a federal appeals court.
Panera Bread is joining Target Corp. and a few other big companies in asking customers to leave their guns at home.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, formed as a result of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut in 2012, said Monday that Panera’s decision came after months of talks.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President George W. Bush’s war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting Islamic State militants, Cheney’s visit lends new […]
SAN DIEGO (MCT) — A U.S. Marine held in a Mexican prison on weapons charges since April 1 is slated to attend his third evidentiary hearing Tuesday in Tijuana where his attorney plans to argue that his rights were violated by the arresting officers. The hearing is likely to take all day, and no immediate […]
(MCT) — After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-fiancee, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence […]
(MCT) — Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Monday apologized for invoking the names of two American journalists who were recently beheaded by Islamic State militants as he argued in a debate over the weekend. “Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don’t be impulsive,” Udall said Saturday at a town-hall-style debate against Republican Rep. […]
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said it was “imperative” that Congress act to limit so-called tax inversions, in which a U.S. company buys a smaller foreign rival and moves its headquarters there to take advantage of lower taxes.