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John Boehner says he is going to sue Obama over executive actions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he is planning to file a lawsuit alleging that President Barack Obama has abused his executive authority by implementing policies without congressional approval. Boehner told reporters the suit was aimed at protecting the rights of Congress under the constitution…

U.S. missile defense intercept test successful

The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said. The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, with a $40 billion price tag, aims to protect against long-range ballistic missiles from so-called rogue…

HUD nominee Castro urges Congress to end Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ‘duopoly’

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to move forward with efforts to shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying the current housing finance system is not serving Americans well. Castro told…

Obama’s executive order expanding LGBT job protections largest in US history

The White House announced on Monday that President Barack Obama will issue an executive order requiring all companies with federal government contracts to refrain from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It is currently legal to fire people because of their sexual orientation in…

Obama on military aid to Iraq: ‘I don’t rule out anything’

Jihadists moved nearer to Baghdad Thursday after capturing a town just hours to the north, as President Barack Obama said Washington was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse. With the militants closing in on the capital, forces from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region took control of Kirkuk,…

The right has moved further right and the left has moved further left, poll shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans are more divided along political lines than at any time in two decades, with about one in five defining themselves as consistently liberal or conservative, a poll showed on Thursday. The hardening of ideological positions also means that more Americans are less likely to favor political…

Effigy of President Obama found hanging from Missouri bridge

Police in Grain Valley, Missouri have rerouted traffic after an effigy of President Barack Obama was found hanging from the Lesholz Bridge. Authorities received reports of the effigy beginning around 5:30 a.m. this morning. When they arrived on the scene, police called for the Independence police squad, which used a…

Jon Stewart: Let’s just admit that America has been f*cking veterans over for centuries

Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave a harsh history lesson on Thursday, hitting the wayback machine to show that U.S. mistreatment of veterans dates back not just presidential administrations, but centuries. “Let’s pretend that this current VA crisis is an anomaly created by one unusually callous and ineffective president —…

Twitter marks the latest conservative protest flameout with ‘#AmericanSpringExcuses’

The conservative event dubbed “Operation American Spring” came and went without much of the uproar or call to arms organizers promised they would rain down upon President Barack Obama. And after observing the “protest” fall flat in real time, several observers on Twitter used the tag #AmericanSpringExcuses to post their…

Residents call on NH police official to resign for calling Obama a ‘f-cking n-gger’

Residents of a New Hampshire town are calling for the ouster of an elected police commissioner accused of using a racial slur against President Barack Obama. Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland made the remark at a restaurant in early March, said resident Jane O’Toole. O’Toole said she was finishing a…

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