June 2014 Headlines

Group Files for Federal Hearing on 'Lost' IRS Emails

The group Judicial Watch filed a motion for a hearing on the "lost" emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS employees concerning the targeting of conservative groups.

Obama Seeks $2B for 'Urgent' Border Crisis

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $2 billion to address what he calls "an urgent humanitarian situation" on the border.

Obama Picks Former P&G Exec. as VA Secretary

President Barack Obama is nominating former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

IRS's Lerner Eyed Sen. Grassley for Possible Audit

Congressional investigators say they've found emails that show former IRS official Lois Lerner once suggested a possible audit of Republican Sen. Charles Grassley.

Recess Ruling Blow to White House, Win for Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously voted to limit the president's power to bypass Congress and make recess appointments to government positions.

Boehner to Sue Obama over Misuse of Exec. Action

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is considering a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of ignoring the law and "aggressive unilateralism."

Most Don't Believe IRS Accidentally Lost Emails

A majority of Americans don't believe the IRS accidentally lost thousands of emails tied to a congressional probe of the agency's targeting of Tea Party and other groups.

Tea Party Suffers Defeat in Miss, Okla. Primaries

In Mississippi, six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran barely beat Chris McDaniel in a runoff election to win the nomination.

Va. Rep. Calls Out Presbyterians on Gay Marriage

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., rebuked his own church denomination for changing its stance on marriage.

FDR Prayer May Soon Be Added to WWII Memorial

There was a time when it wasn't odd to hear a U.S. president praying over the airwaves. Soon the prayer of Franklin Roosevelt may be added to the WWII Memorial.

High Court Ruling Limits EPA Regulations

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's overreaching global warming regulations.

IRS Chief Brushes Off GOP 'Obstruction' Charges

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen brushed aside accusations the agency has obstructed investigations into the targeting of Tea Party and other groups.

Faith & Freedom: Who's Best for America's Future?

The annual event is an opportunity for politicians to make their case for presidential candidacy in front of a very important voting bloc in America: evangelical Christians.

IRS Chief Faces Grilling over 'Lost' Emails

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen faces a grilling before a House panel Friday over the agency's claim that it lost emails that are key to the investigation of the Tea Party targeting scandal.

Cantor Out, McCarthy in as House Majority Leader

Republicans have elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, who is resigning his post surprise defeat earlier this month.

Child Refugees Flood US-Mexico Border

Americans are finally getting an official look at the inside of government facilities, which are currently overflowing with hundreds of unaccompanied minors.   

IRS Lost Emails Claim a 'Stonewalling Tactic'

The Internal Revenue Service says it lost two years of emails from former IRS division director Lois Lerner.

Obama Expanding Gay Rights with Executive Order

President Barack Obama is praising an executive order he plans to sign soon that expands protections for federal lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers.

Dems Use Weakened Filibuster to Push Obama Picks

Democrats are scrambling to push the president's judicial nominees through as the party faces November elections where they could lose control of the Senate

White House Pushes Cops to Hide Use of Spy Tech

The White House has been urging local police to hide details about their use surveillance technology to access phone data from entire neighborhoods.

Political Parties Polarizing America More than Ever

America has become increasingly divided along political lines over the past 20 years, according to a Pew Research survey.

Cantor Defeat Highlights Immigration Debate

Two days after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss, lawmakers are scrambling to decide who will take his place when he steps down.

Lawmakers: IRS Sent Confidential Tax Data to FBI

House lawmakers are accusing the IRS of giving 1.1 million pages of confidential documents of tax-exempt organizations to the FBI without a court order.

Rep. Cantor Stepping Down after Shocking Defeat

Rep. Eric Cantor is expected to resign his post as House majority leader effective July 31, GOP officials said.

Obama Caps Repayments for More Student Borrowers

President Barack Obama will allow millions more student loan borrowers to tap into the Federal "pay as you earn" program, he announced Monday.

 

Dangerous Game: Politics Driving Obama's Nat'l Security

Critics of President Barack Obama's foreign policy say his top security advisors know more about political campaigning than running the country.

GOP Eyes Indiana’s Pence as Presidential Contender

When it comes to choosing a GOP presidential nominee, the laundry list just gets longer. One name that's gained traction is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. 

Dallas in Strong Contention to Host RNC Convention

It's still two years away, but the GOP is already shopping for a city to host their 2016 convention. The field has been narrowed to four, with Dallas leading the pack. 

Senate Bill Allows Vets to Use Private Health Care

Senate Republicans proposed a bill Tuesday that would enable veterans to get the medical care they need.

GOP Victorious in South Dakota, Montana Primaries

The Republican push to take control of the U.S. Senate is gaining strength following Tuesday's primary results.

Migrant Kid Influx an 'Administration-Made Disaster'

The White House is asking Congress for more money to address the surge of migrant children crossing the Mexican border without their parents.

NSA Collecting Images for Facial Recognition

The National Security Agency is collecting millions of images of people from the Internet.