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House Republicans get chance to grill administration on immigration enforcement

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to be grilled on the administration¹s immigration enforcement policies when he testifies Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee.<p>This comes as the political battle over immigration reform heats up.<p>As they push House …

Obama, Shinseki stories on VA medical care don't add up

The reputations of one of the Army's finest generals and of a once-admired institution may get tarnished, but nothing should now get in the way of urgent investigations, firings and immediate fixes in health care for veterans.<p>And for good measure, maybe heads should roll at the White House, too, …

Little Guys Don't Stand a Chance Against the National-Security State

Ladar Levison had to appear in a secret hearing on short notice without adequate counsel—but when he appealed, judges wouldn't let him raise new arguments.<p>Earlier this spring, three appeals-court judges in Virginia heard a challenge brought by Ladar Levison, the man who shut down an email company …

Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

<i>Tiger Beat On The Potomac</i> today presents us with a classic example of the dangers of promiscuous anonymity.<p><i>So Clinton emissaries launched a back channel campaign, contacting several House Democratic lawmakers and aides to say they'd prefer Democrats participate, according to sources familiar with</i> …

House Members Speak Out Against U.S. Negotiating With Country That Stones LGBT People

"The United States must make it clear that we will not tolerate such abuses," the draft letter reads.<p>WASHINGTON — A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are urging the government to leverage trade talks with Brunei to convince the country to eliminate new laws that the representatives say violate …

Reid: Immigration may belong to W.H.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that the Obama administration will have to act alone on stemming deportations if the House doesn’t move on immigration reform by this summer’s end.<p>The comments from Reid appeared to be the most definitive that the Senate’s top Democrat has given on …

Biden says solution to division of Cyprus may be in reach | Reuters

NICOSIA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday rival leaders in divided Cyprus had agreed to speed up slow-moving peace talks to heal one of Europe’s most intractable rifts.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers a speech at the UN-controlled buffer zone splitting …

If Voters Hate Congress So Much, Then Why Hasn’t Any Incumbent Lost a Primary?

Amer­ic­ans might be mad as hell at Con­gress — but they’re go­ing to keep tak­ing it.<p>Con­sider these two facts:<p><b>1:</b> Con­gres­sion­al ap­prov­al is at …

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Lawmaker: VA wait-list, cover-up allegations 'tip of the iceberg'

It's "just the tip of the iceberg." That's what a congressional committee chairman investigating allegations of delayed care and cooked books at Veterans Affairs health care facilities told CNN.<p>Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican who heads the House Veterans Affairs panel, on Thursday forecast …

Report: More arrests in Cochran case

Two more arrests have been made in connection with the filming of Rose Cochran, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife, including the vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party.<p>The tea party official, Mark Mayfield, and one other unidentified suspect were both arrested Thursday by police in Madison, …

Federal employees owe $3.3B in back taxes

WASHINGTON — Federal employees owe a total of $3.3 billion in back taxes to the federal government, according to Internal Revenue Service data released Thursday.<p>In all, 318,462 federal employees owed back taxes as of last Sept. 30 — an increase of 2.6% from the previous year. That puts the average …

Eric Holder To Discuss NSA Spying Scandal In Germany

German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere told journalists in Washington that Holder has accepted an invitation from Berlin to explain how the US would curb spying on foreign nationals overseas.<p>"We will have this discussion together in Germany," he said.<p>The US Justice Department did not …

Clinton allies push on Benghazi

Hillary Clinton’s world was so worried about a Republican investigation of the Benghazi attacks, they sent a message to House Democrats: We need backup.<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) publicly considered boycotting the panel, an idea that Clinton supporters feared would leave the …

Senate backs judge pick who wrote drone memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Justice Department official who helped craft the Obama administration's legal rationale for using drones to kill suspected …

Author of Drone Memos Passes Senate Despite Writing Drone Memos

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After the White House agreed to release one of David Barron's infamous drone memos, the Senate …

Google, Facebook Warn NSA Bill Wouldn’t Stop Mass Surveillance

A day be­fore the House will vote on a ma­jor bill de­signed to rein in gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance, a group of blue-chip tech firms are warn­ing …

Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to have Democrats participate on the House Benghazi select committee? A defensive move.<p>Some of her Democrats had urged Pelosi to boycott the committee. In their view, to take part would be to play into the hands of House Republicans who want to use the …

Stores may have received tainted beef

Check your ground beef before you grill out this Memorial Day weekend. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says stores in nine states may have received beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.<p>The service announced this week that 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products were being …

Americans Voters Moonlight as Existential Philosophers

People care more about belief in God than specific religious affiliation in their presidents.<p>When Americans vote for their president, they use lots of questions to figure out who to pick. Does this guy seem like a jerk? Does he represent my interests? Would I want to have a beer with him—and …

The Inside Story of Obama's Golf Game with a Lawyer, a Lobbyist and an Oil Man

<b>Correction appended May 21 at 10:10pm</b><p>President Obama caught a lot of flack earlier this week for golfing Saturday with a lobbyist, a Dallas lawyer …

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Dunkin Donuts murder, robberies: Jury convicts James Herard

A man who helped run a gang that terrorized Dunkin Donuts shops in South Florida in the fall of 2008 was convicted in Broward County Friday of …