House office lottery inspires back flips on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:06
November 19, 2014, 7:17 PM|The freshman House class has established an energetic camaraderie. Can it also establish bipartisanship? Lindsey Boerma reports.
Republican governors urge Congress to avoid shutdown over immigration
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:53
By Gabriel Debenedetti BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) - Republican governors huddling in Florida on Wednesday warned fellow conservatives in Washington against shutting down the U.S. government in response to President Barack Obama's expected move to ease immigration policy. Obama's plan to grant deportation relief for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants was the talk of the Republican Governors Association conference, where 25 governors gathered to celebrate sweeping victories in the midterm elections and plot a…
Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:18
By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will outline a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy for as many as 5 million people, bypassing Congress and angering Republicans. U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, called the plan a "partisan bomb" while a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner branded the president “Emperor Obama” for acting unilaterally.
Hagel: There's never been a more difficult time to lead the U.S.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:05
No president has ever faced challenges as trying as those before President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose. "What bothers me the most, concerns me the most is, are we going to be -- our leaders, all of us together -- are we going to be able to get through this time, which is a very defining time and a difficult time," Hagel said when asked about his biggest…
Republican governors slam Obama's immigration "mistake"
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:05
BOCA RATON, Florida -- Calling it a "mistake" and threatening lawsuits, several of the country's Republican governors unleashed harsh criticism of President Obama's soon-to-be-announced executive action on immigration. Deeming it "unconstitutional," Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, told a panel at the annual Republican Governors Association conference Wednesday that "it's a very real possibility" Texas will sue the federal government after Mr. Obama implements his executive action. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisconsin, agreed that the Republican Party should…
Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:51
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to begin winding down its deployment of state National Guard troops to the border with Mexico around March or April of next year, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. State leaders on Tuesday requested $86.1 million in spending from Dec. 1 through August for the border deployment that includes up to 1,000 National Guard troops. Dewhurst said at a news conference at the capitol in Austin that…
'Ready for Hillary' super PAC winding down
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:15
Ready for Hillary, the super-PAC that launched in late 2012 to urge Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, is coming to an end, Politico reports. Founded by former Hillary Clinton staffer Adam Parkhomenko, the grass-roots group will wind down when the former secretary of state announces her decision — which most expect to be a declaration of her candidacy — early next year. The super-PAC has been described by some as a "shadow…
Ferguson braces for finding on shooting of unarmed black teen
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:15
View gallery An activist holds up a placard depicting 18-year-old teen Michael Brown, who was shot and killed on … View gallery Volunteer, Paul Morris boards up windows at the "I Love Ferguson" headquarters in preparat … By Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo.
Joint Chiefs chairman talks ISIS "defeat mechanism"
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:04
November 19, 2014, 4:39 PM|Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that in order for ISIS to be defeated, Sunni Muslims will have to reject the group
Man with rifle, ammunition arrested near White House
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:04
The U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday afternoon arrested a man near the White House after finding a .30-30 rifle and ammunition in the trunk of his car. R.J. Renae Kapheim, a 41-year-old from Davenport, Iowa, approached a Secret Service checkpoint at the White House, according to an agency spokesman, and said that someone told him to go to the White House. After further questioning, Secret Service accompanied Kapheim to his nearby car and found the…

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