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Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety
Asked about the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that people across the country are deeply anxious because of a lack of leadership and that President Barack Obama is at least partly to blame.
Some immigrants get benefits under Obama's actions
Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.
Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues
Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly embraced President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. On other weighty policy issues, she isn't saying much.
Ed Dept. seeks to improve teacher prep programs
The Obama administration wants to improve teaching before teachers enter the classroom, and it's proposing new rules that would penalize teacher-training programs that turn out ill-prepared graduates.
White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan
A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.
Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses
President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration have left out some of the business community's top priorities.
Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is urging fellow Democrats to embrace an active federal government that can help middle class workers facing a daunting global economy.
Christie's personality comes under scrutiny
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's brash, say-it-like-it-is persona could be his biggest asset — and also a long-term liability — as he lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run.
White House indicates Obama would veto pipeline bill
The White House is indicating that President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving the Keystone X-L oil pipeline.
Fate of Obama's major post-Snowden change in doubt
The fate of President Barack Obama's proposal to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is in doubt as key Republicans begin lining up against the Senate bill designed to make it happen.
Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu
Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Walker waiting for calling as he mulls 2016 run
Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016.
GOP wins more than enough seats to control
Republicans aren't yet done adding to their numbers in the Senate. They've now won more than the six seats they needed to control the Senate next year.
5 things to watch for the day after the election
If you are turning to bed, here are five things to look for the morning after Election Day:
McConnell win in Kentucky is good start for GOP
Republicans are off to a good start on election night with a victory by GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
Exit poll: Voters unhappy with Obama and GOP
Most of the Americans voting Tuesday say they are dissatisfied or angry with the Obama administration. But they're not so fond of the opposition, either.
GOP steers toward hefty House majority
Confident Republicans steered toward a hefty House majority in Tuesday's elections, capitalizing on dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama and the nation's pervasive malaise to push their numbers toward the highest levels in 65 years.
Mayor's Youth Council Visits Gulf Islands Water Park
Many of our future political leaders were getting a little wet and wild Monday at Gulf Islands Water Park. Video Video
Obama's low approval rating hints at possible trouble for Dems
President Obama has notched the worst job approval rating of his presidency -- which signals that trouble may be brewing for the Democratic party in this year's critical midterm elections, according to a new survey.
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