The Kentucky senator hates Obama’s unilateral use of his office but said issues of diplomacy have been a part of “the executive branch’s purview.”
Marathon opening session of the President’s task force on policing hosts skeptical law enforcement leaders. Signs of agreement around body cameras, expanded data collection on cops.
The senator’s run in with the law is revealed in his application to be solicitor general of Texas, a copy of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The Florida senator and part-time political science professor writes in his new book that the popular ride-hailing app turned his progressive students into antiregulatory activists.
“You are waiting for him to shoot himself in the foot. It’s going to look real good and then — bam something else — he screws it up,” Eric Hartsburg said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
The groups behind the draft effort dismiss a new interview in which Warren says she will not run for president. Run Warren Run launches in New Hampshire.
And on to 2016! Bill Clinton’s personal life, says the RNC chairman, is fair game.
For all the wrong reasons.
The Justice Department had been pushing James Risen to reveal the confidential sources he used for his 2006 book on the Bush administration, State of War. But on Monday, the New York Times reported that prosecutors withdrew the subpoena.
California’s attorney general will announce her campaign for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat on Tuesday morning.
“Nixon’s and the governmental hierarchy’s imperialistic intentions i.e., extending American ideology, creating new American markets, and exploiting dark-skinned people through a repressive and selfish form of capitalism — are evident in Southeast Asia as elsewhere.”
The White House said it should have sent someone with a “higher profile” to the event.
The ruling is on holding pending any appeal from the state.
“More than 800 federal managers” ordered to check their social media security after an embarrassing break-in at the Pentagon.
Charles Warner, who raped and killed his roommate’s 11-month-old daughter, was executed tonight. Additionally, Florida executed Johnny Kormondy for a 1993 murder.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest tells reporters, “I think it’s fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile.”
The justices turned down Louisiana same-sex couples’ request to skip over the appeals court and take their case directly, but they had no word on the cases out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. [Update: Justices will consider again on Friday whether to hear Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and/or Tennessee marriage cases.]
Kerry landed in Islamabad Monday morning on an unannounced trip to meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Kerry will also visit the school attacked by Taliban, according to Agence France-Presse.
An out gay New York Times reporter suggested a Hollywood actor is closeted on the same night an out gay Hollywood actor won a Golden Globe for portraying a closeted New York Times reporter.
The exact timing of Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement caught California Democrats off-guard — and launched a fluid, high-stakes weekend. Now Harris and Newsom are considering the job. But there’s no “deal,” they haven’t spoken, and state Democrats are still waiting.
How Romney got from 11 nos to maybe on the question of 2016 — and what he has to decide before he takes the plunge. “Can you imagine what Ted Cruz is going to do to Jeb Bush?” one Romney insider tells BuzzFeed News.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced today he will run for Michael Grimm’s vacated seat.
After oral arguments about Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas’ bans on marriages for same-sex couples, the 5th Circuit of Appeals looks likely to strike the laws down.
The task force meets for the first time next week and has 90 days to make policy recommendations. Members are ready to talk — but it’s tense.
“I can tell you my feelings were hurt,” says the Maryland governor. A Brown campaign consultant responds: “It’s disappointing that as his career is winding down so is his loyalty to a man who stood by his side for eight years.”
An estimated 9 million students could benefit from the program with each full-time student saving an average of $3,800 per year, the White House said.
Rep. Steve King has been included on top talks about President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.