Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin home life and New York mayoral race shown in documentary

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:30


"Yeah, I did 'the thing,' but I also did a lot of other things."

Profound, if prevaricating, words from former Rep. Anthony Weiner in his first moments in the exquisitely fascinating new documentary, "Weiner," opening Friday in the District. For it is the hallmark of narcissism to both seek ...

Undocumented immigrant, 17, on track to be Dallas teacher

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:24

DALLAS (AP) - Melisa Simon is poised, confident and a hard worker. She's also an immigrant without immigration papers, crossing the U.S. border from Mexico with her family at age 3. She was told by her mother early on that life in her new country would be tough.

"I knew ...

Donald Trump: Inspector general report on Hillary Clinton's emails 'devastating'

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:19

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday called a watchdog's report that chastised Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's email practices "devastating" and said the whole controversy was a display of "bad judgment" on her part.

"She has bad judgment. This was all bad judgment," Mr. Trump told reporters in North ...

Kansas launches new campaign finance website amid criticism

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 12:13

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has launched a new campaign finance website that officials say might not address the public's needs.

The website aimed to give people easier access to information about which political candidates are receiving money and who's contributing to campaigns, the Lawrence Journal-World ...

Marco Rubio colleagues urge him to run for re-election to Senate

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 11:57

Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP colleagues are asking him to run for re-election, saying he should cancel his retirement plans and ensure his Florida seat remains under Republican control.

Mr. Rubio, who is closing out his first term, has shown renewed interest in his Senate job since his presidential bid flamed ...

Donald Trump: Many world leaders 'absolutely abusing' U.S. under Obama

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 11:42

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump fired back Thursday at President Obama's criticism that Mr. Trump has "rattled" world leaders, saying that's actually a good thing and that the president has allowed foreign countries to take advantage of him.

"When you rattle someone, that's good," Mr. Trump told reporters in ...

US senator testifies at congressman's corruption trial

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 11:35

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey testified for the prosecution Thursday in the trial of a congressman accused of trying to land an ambassadorship for a friend in exchange for a bribe.

Casey said he received a letter from Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah in 2008, before President ...

House passes different income disclosure bill for officials

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 10:57

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The House has rejected the Senate's changes in a bill that would require lawmakers and other public employees to report their income from private companies.

The House passed two amendments to the Senate bill Thursday. One would require public officials to report the amount as well ...

Fernley pool board broke open meetings law twice

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 10:41

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's attorney general says a board overseeing the public swimming pool in Fernley broke the open meetings law when it failed to provide proper notice about a meeting called to correct a previous violation of the law.

Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Thursday the pool district's ...

Ex-Winnebago County director charged with embezzlement

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 10:37

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A former Winnebago County purchasing director faces two federal counts of embezzlement for allegedly taking at least $10,000 and possibly as much as $450,000 from government coffers.

U.S. Attorney John MacKenzie filed a criminal complaint in federal court Wednesday against Sally Claassen. The two counts, covering ...

“The Other Side of the Vietnam Story”

TownHall - Thu, 2016-05-26 10:30
Another Memorial Day is upon us. Interestingly, President Obama just visited Vietnam to help solidify our formerly strained relations. 2016-05-25T16:09:00-04:00 2016-05-26T17:30:03Z Jerry Newcombe

Judge: Closed meetings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 10:03

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge says the city of Columbus can't hold split meetings of its city council to avoid open meetings requirements.

Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns, in a Tuesday ruling, found that city meetings involving three council members and the mayor in 2014 violated Mississippi's Open ...

Baylor regents to fire football coach Art Briles, replace President Ken Starr amid sex assault scand

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:41

WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor regents to fire football coach Art Briles, replace President Ken Starr amid sex assault scandal linked to team.

Ben Sasse: Conservatives overrating importance of immigration, free trade on economic disruption

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:37

United States Senator Ben Sasse on Thursday said the Republican Party is missing the mark in its economic analysis, putting too much emphasis on immigration and free trade, and not enough on rapidly evolving atomization technologies that threaten the very idea of work.

In his economic critique, Mr. Sasse, a ...

Vulnerable Democrat Sen. Bennet makes U-turn by cozying up to GOP Sen. Gardner

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:06

DENVER — As head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Michael Bennet did everything in his power two years ago to sink Republican Cory Gardner's Senate bid, but that was then.

This year, Mr. Bennet is touting his relationship with the popular Gardner as the Democratic incumbent fights to hang ...

Former Oregon first lady must cover Oregonian legal costs

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:05

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A judge has ordered former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes to pay The Oregonian/OregonLive $127,760 to cover the news organization's legal costs in her failed public-records lawsuit.

Hayes had tried to block the paper from obtaining her emails in the wake of an influence-peddling scandal that ...

The Obama Administration’s Secret Slush Funds

TownHall - Thu, 2016-05-26 09:00
The American people have shown us over the past decade that they will no longer put up with Washingtons back room deals and slush fund spending. There are no more Bridges to Nowhere, and bailouts using taxpayer dollars, such as those initially required by Obamacare, are met with ferocious opposition. While Washington still spends and taxes too much, the American people have made their opinion on these matters unmistakable. 2016-05-25T15:28:00-04:00 2016-05-26T16:00:04Z Tim Scott

Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

Washington Times Politics - Thu, 2016-05-26 08:51

House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met.

From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress ...

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