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Miss Louisiana Slams Obama Administration For Bergdahl Swap

"I do not think we should subject ourselves."<p>Miss Louisiana apparently disagrees with the Obama administration's trading of five Taliban prisoners for American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl. At the Miss USA pageant Sunday night, Brittany Guidry slammed the Obama administration for the deal.<p>"I am …

Conservative Group Sues FEC for Redacted Crossroads Document

The con­ser­vat­ive Cen­ter for Com­pet­it­ive Polit­ics filed a law­suit Monday against the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion de­mand­ing a key …

More than 57,000 veterans still awaiting appointments, audit says

The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.<p>The …

Officials fault lax Obama immigration policies for ‘calamity’ in border states

The flood of illegal immigrants -- particularly children -- crossing into the U.S. along the southern border is at a "crisis" level, creating a humanitarian emergency that both immigration officials and lawmakers are putting at the feet of the Obama administration.<p>Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called the …

Feinstein: Congress can keep the lid on secrets

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - We can keep your secrets just fine, Mr. President.<p>That's the message Sen. Dianne Feinstein conveyed to reporters Sunday, responding to questions about whether President Barack Obama's decision not to inform Congress about swapping five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, …

Report: Long waits for 57,000+ vets

Tens of thousands of veterans are still waiting for their first medical appointment at VA centers, according to an audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs that revealed “pervasive” deception throughout the system to hide delayed access to care.<p>The examination of 731 VA hospitals and large …

In Benghazi chapter, Clinton says Marines were in Tripoli

<b>(CNN)</b> – Discussing the most controversial part of her tenure at the State Department in her new book, "Hard Choices" – the attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to gloss over the fact that Marines were …

Supreme Court setback for underage visa applicants

Nearly all underage immigrants waiting for visas to stay in the United States will have to start the process all over again when they turn 21, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday.<p>The 5-4 vote created an unusual bloc of justices with at least five different interpretations of the federal law at …

Gillespie: Warner prez's 'blank check'

After securing his party’s nomination this weekend, Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie is pegging his opponent, Sen. Mark Warner, as a “blank check” for President Barack Obama.<p>“We don’t need in the United States Senate from Virginia a blank check for President Obama,” Gillespie said in an …

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Supreme Court rules against immigrants over visa eligibility | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that children waiting with their parents for immigration visas must go to the back of the line once they reach the age of 21.<p>The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron<p>The court was …

The 4 Primaries to Watch This Week

Zach C. Cohen @Zachary_Cohen and Scott Bland @HotlineScott<p>June 8, 2014, 6:30 a.m.<p>After the ex­cite­ment of last week’s late-night primar­ies, this …