February 2014 Headlines

Happy 5th! Tea Party Vows to Upend Establishment

The Tea Party movement marked its fifth anniversary Thursday with vows to route President Barack Obama and the GOP establishment.

Decisions, Decisions: Obama Eyes NSA Spy Options

Faced with an international firestorm, the White House is mulling four options for restructuring the NSA phone spying program. Is it a sign of greater transparency?

Law Experts Warn Obama Making Congress Irrelevant

Members of Congress and constitutional law experts are warning President Barack Obama is taking over powers that should belong to Congress.

Panel Calls Lerner Back to Testify in IRS Scandal

The House committee investigating the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups is recalling former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Holder: No Need to Defend Gay Marriage Bans

State attorneys general who think their state's gay marriage bans are unconstitutional shouldn't have to defend them, according Attorney Gen. Holder.

 

High Court Delays Action on German Home-Schoolers

The U.S. Supreme Court is delaying action in the case of the German home school family seeking to continue asylum in America.

GOP Plan Lowers Tax Rates, Imposes Wealthy Surtax

House Republicans are set to unveil a plan to simplify the tax code.

Entitlement Cuts Missing from Obama's 2015 Budget

The new budget ignores an earlier offer to cut back on government spending, a central component that received Republican support but was opposed by many Democrats.

Pollster: 'GOP Wants IRS to Go after the Tea Party'

Pollster Pat Caddell said the reason Republican leadership hasn't pushed for a high level investigation of the IRS is because they want the agency to go after the Tea Party.

Jindal: Obama Hypocritical on Religious Freedom

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is questioning President Barack Obama's commitment to religious freedom in the United States.

Poll: Most Don't Like Obama Bypassing Congress

President Barack Obama has repeatedly made changes by himself to his health care law when it's run into problems and polls show the public doesn't like it.

Gov't Appeals to Enforce Mandate on Religious Groups

Government attorneys in Pennsylvania are appealing injunctions against Obamacare's contraceptive mandate granted to religious groups.

Obamacare Hits Monthly Goal for First Time

The Obama administration said about 1 million people signed up for Obamacare in January, the first time the new law has met a target since its disastrous launch.

Senators: Calif. Power Grid Attack a Wake-Up Call

Senate Democrats are urging tighter security at power plants amid an ongoing investigation into last April's sniper attack on a power grid station in California.

Senator Sues Feds on Behalf of 'Everyone with a Phone'

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a top Tea Party leader are suing their own government on behalf of "everyone in America who has a phone."

Sekulow: IRS Won't Come Clean on Scandal

Claims that the Internal Revenue Service has continued to target conservative and Tea Party groups aren't dying down.

Frustrated House Approves 'Clean' Debt Limit Hike

The bill passed on a 221-201 vote without any spending conditions and comes after a reversal in strategy by Republican House Speaker John Boehner.

Obamacare an Election 'Tsunami' Threat for Dems?

With elections coming up, Democrats face a tough battle: how to convince the country Obamacare isn't a disaster for millions of people who were happy with their old insurance.

Critics: Employer Mandate Delay an Abuse of Power

The White House has postponed the mandate forcing medium-sized businesses provide health coverage to workers. The move has critics questioning whether such changes are legal.

IRS Targets Conservative Groups, Again

The Internal Revenue Service caused an uproar last year when they targeted Tea Party groups. Now it seems they're doing it again.

Boehner: No Immigration Reform Before Elections

Immigration reform will not come before this fall's elections, Republican House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Thursday.

Obama Calls for Saeed's Release at Prayer Breakfast

Speaking at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, the president called for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who's been imprisoned in Iran for more than 18 months.

CBO Warns Obamacare Will Cost Millions of Jobs

Obamacare will cost the nation 2.5 million workers over the next 10 years, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.

Congress Warned Debt Ceiling Options Running Out

Debate over the debt ceiling is about to heat up again in the nation's capital. 

Senate Expected to Pass Massive Farm Bill

The Senate is moving ahead to pass a massive farm bill Tuesday. The House approved the measure last week.

Bill O'Reilly Grills Obama on Benghazi, Health Law

President Obama endured a grilling from Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in a pre-Super Bowl interview Sunday on everything from healthcare reform to Benghazi.

Christie Traffic Investigation a Media Diversion?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has begun turning over documents in the probe of a recent plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge.