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Threatening Letter to Obama Similar to Pair Sent to Bloomberg

Threatening Letter to Obama Similar to Pair Sent to BloombergPhoto By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post(WASHINGTON) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not have been the only major public official targeted in the most recent incident involving tainted letters sent through the mail.Authorities intercepted ...

Immigration May Help Fund Medicare

Immigration May Help Fund MedicareIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- If you're growing old and depending on Medicare, you have someone to thank for keeping the system afloat: Immigrants, including those who entered the country illegally.A Harvard Medical School study published...

Ann Romney ‘Partial’ to Paul Ryan for 2016

Ann Romney ‘Partial’ to Paul Ryan for 2016Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ann Romney gave her first solo interview since the November election on Thursday, weighing in on the recent scandals hitting the White House, as well as 2016 presidential politics, saying that she ...

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in HousePhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,...

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in House

Michele Bachmann Won’t Seek Fifth Term in HousePhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican and Tea Party supporter, will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014, the congresswoman announced in a video posted to YouTube.In the video,...

McConnell Campaign Ad Uses IRS Scandal Against Obama

McConnell Campaign Ad Uses IRS Scandal Against ObamaPhoto By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is jumping on the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service in a new campaign advertisement, using vintage video footage of Richard Nixon to amplify his criticism ...

McConnell Campaign Ad Uses IRS Scandal Against Obama

McConnell Campaign Ad Uses IRS Scandal Against ObamaPhoto By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is jumping on the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service in a new campaign advertisement, using vintage video footage of Richard Nixon to amplify his criticism ...

Pressure Mounts on Potential Kentucky Senate Candidate

Pressure Mounts on Potential Kentucky Senate CandidateKentucky Secretary of State's Office(WASHINGTON) -- Make up your mind. That’s the message an influential Kentucky congressman is sending to a fellow Bluegrass State Democrat who has spent months contemplating whether to challenge Senate Minority ...

Obama, Chris Christie to Tour Recovery Efforts at Jersey Shore

Obama, Chris Christie to Tour Recovery Efforts at Jersey ShoreJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(ASBURY PARK, N.J.) -- Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, President Obama will return to New Jersey on Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the recovery and rebuilding efforts.Obama will join Go...

Obama, Chris Christie to Tour Recovery Efforts at Jersey Shore

Obama, Chris Christie to Tour Recovery Efforts at Jersey ShoreJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(ASBURY PARK, N.J.) -- Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore, President Obama will return to New Jersey on Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the recovery and rebuilding efforts.Obama will join Go...

Republican Party Names New Hispanic Outreach Director

Republican Party Names New Hispanic Outreach DirectorComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Republican National Committee is tapping veteran GOP strategist Jennifer Sevilla Korn to lead the party's effort to become competitive again with Latino voters, it announced Tuesday.Korn will hold the titles Deput...

Could Reese Witherspoon or Scarlett Johansson Play Hillary Clinton?

Could Reese Witherspoon or Scarlett Johansson Play Hillary Clinton?Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- An upcoming movie about the law school years of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is drawing interest from a roster of A-list actresses, according to one report. The Independent reports that the movie, Rodham,...

Sen. Coburn: Tornado Recovery Not Federal Government’s Responsibility

Sen. Coburn: Tornado Recovery Not Federal Government’s ResponsibilityAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In an appearance on CBS’s Face The Nation Sunday, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he was standing by his position that recovery efforts for major disasters should be handled at the local level and not by the fe...

Retired General John Allen Recalls Toll of Petraeus-linked Investigation

Retired General John Allen Recalls Toll of Petraeus-linked InvestigationChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week, retired Gen. John Allen discussed the toll the Pentagon investigation into emails he exchanged with a Tampa socialite took on him a...

Chuck Hagel to West Point Cadets: Sexual Assault Is a ‘Profound Betrayal’

Chuck Hagel to West Point Cadets: Sexual Assault Is a ‘Profound Betrayal’SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WEST POINT, N.Y.) -- Speaking at the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets that sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military are a “...

Did Attorney General Eric Holder OK Attempt to Hack Journalist’s Email?

Did Attorney General Eric Holder OK Attempt to Hack Journalist’s Email?Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department stopped short of saying that Attorney General Eric Holder O.K.’d the investigation into Fox News reporter James Rosen. But critics have seized on a comment Holder made last week, asking...

Rand Paul Impresses Iowa Voters, Still Loses to Hillary Clinton

Rand Paul Impresses Iowa Voters, Still Loses to Hillary ClintonSAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Hillary Clinton sits at the top of the pack in a new poll of Iowa voters, but her closest competition is firebrand Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a new poll found. Clinton would beat rising-star Se...

Budget Cuts Get Personal; Those Who Are Hurt, Holler

Budget Cuts Get Personal; Those Who Are Hurt, HollerImage Source/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The federal budget sequester may be dampening a rise in economic optimism: Nearly four in 10 Americans now say sequestration has hurt them personally, up substantially since it began in March -- and they’re ...

Emily’s List Endorses Allyson Schwartz for Governor of Pennsylvania

Emily’s List Endorses Allyson Schwartz for Governor of PennsylvaniaTom Williams/CQ Roll Call(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- Emily’s List is backing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) in her bid for governor of Pennsylvania, making their first endorsement of the 2014 gubernatorial cycle. The group, known for backing female Dem...

Dan Pfeiffer: IRS Behavior ‘Inexcusable’ Whether or Not Illegal

Dan Pfeiffer: IRS Behavior ‘Inexcusable’ Whether or Not IllegalComstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the legality surrounding the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue s...

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