December 2014 Headlines

Arizona 'Dreamers' Can Still Get Driver's Licenses

The Supreme Court has denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's bid to keep so-called "Dreamers" from getting driver's licenses for now.

What Lawsuit May Mean for Obama Immigration Order

President Obama's executive order on immigration is facing a legal challenge from 27 Members of Congress in a federal lawsuit filed by 24 states.

Obama Expected to Sign Tax Breaks Extension

The measure, approved by the Senate Tuesday in a 76-16 vote, extends $40 billion in temporary tax cuts for businesses and individuals through 2014. The president is expected to sign it.

Jeb Bush to 'Actively Explore' Presidential Run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.

Ex-Director: Senate Report Throws CIA 'Under the Bus'

Ex-CIA interrogation director Jose Rodriguez says the Senate Intelligence Committee's report throws the CIA "under the bus."

Congress Sends Obama $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

A $1.1 trillion spending bill is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Congress Relaxes Whole Grain Standards for Schools

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

Senate Debate on Spending Bill Continues into the Weekend

The U.S. Senate will be in session today as lawmakers attempt to wrap up business for the year.

Squeaking by House, Spending Bill Heads to Senate

A huge spending bill now heads to the Senate after the House got a White House assist to prevent a government shutdown, something both Democrats and Republicans want to avoid.

Obama Renews Efforts to Shut Down GITMO

President Barack Obama is ramping up efforts to shut down the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

CIA Chief Challenges Torture Report Findings

CIA Director John Brennan says the information gained from what he calls EITs, or Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, was valuable in fighting al Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Is the Doctor In? Why Conservatives Want Ben Carson

Before you know it, the 2016 presidential race will be here. A number of potential candidates are being talked about and one popular choice is a very well known doctor.

Torture Tactics Spark UN Outrage, CIA Pushes Back

International condementation is mounting against the CIA over the torture report released earlier this week by Senate Democrats. But the spy agency says the study is "one-sided" and packed with errors.

Univision Anchor Grills Obama on Immigration Order

The president defended his decision Tuesday night to bypass Congress and issue an executive immigration order. He faced tough questioning from Jorge Ramos, anchor with the Fusion and Univision networks.

Dems, GOP Unimpressed with Massive Spending Bill

The U.S. House is taking its first look at a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, and there is disappointment on both sides of the aisle.

Obamacare Economist Regrets 'Stupid Voter' Remarks

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who said the "stupidity of the American voter" allowed Obamacare to pass, apologized on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Lerner Met with DOJ Month Before 2010 Elections

Judicial Watch, a constitutionally conservative, non-profit educational foundation, has new evidence against Lois Lerner in the IRS Tea Party targeting case.   

Obama Admin Called Out for Lax Immigration Enforcement

The Obama administration has been lax in enforcing deportation of illegal immigrants, according to new information from the Department of Homeland Security.

La. Victory: Republicans Gain One More Senate Seat

Republicans increased their majority in the Senate over the weekend when challenger Bill Cassidy defeated incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in the runoff race in Louisiana.

Congress Moves Closer to Saving War Memorial Cross

Congress is taking another step to preserve a war memorial cross at Mount Soledad.

Bill Blocking Nazi Benefits Awaits Obama Signature

The U.S. Senate is sending a bill to President Barack Obama to block suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving Social Security benefits.

HHS: Obamacare Premiums to Go Up Next Year

The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that premiums for the most popular type of health care plan are rising an average of 5 percent in many states this year, and will rise another 5 percent in 2015.

Crossroads: America's Future in a 'World on Fire'

Pundits and politicians gathered at the Willard Hotel near the White House this week to contemplate America's future overseas in a dangerous, war-torn world.

Meet the Man Expected to Replace Chuck Hagel

President Barack Obama is set to nominate a Pentagon executive to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Obama's Executive Action 'Not Constitutional'

Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice Jay Sekulow testified at a Housing hearing that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is not constitutional.

GOP Strategizes to Counter Obama Immigration Reform

Republicans are planning to fight President Barack Obama's plans for more government regulations.