Ted Cruz embraces ‘Obamaphobia’ Jun12

Ted Cruz embraces ‘O...

By TAL KOPAN | 6/12/13 6:14 AM EDT Sen. Ted Cruz is shrugging off criticism of his comments that President Barack Obama stands in the way of immigration reform and welcoming the charge that he’s “Obamaphobic.” Responding to Cruz’s comments on ABC News that Obama is “the biggest...

State lawmakers short on experience Jun19

State lawmakers shor...

Roughly half of the nation’s 7,383 state legislators could have two years or less of experience after the 2012 elections, potentially making the next crop of lawmakers the greenest in a half-century, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The high turnover, a result...

Poll shows swing voters down on Obama economic policy Jun13

Poll shows swing vot...

On the eve of a high-stakes speech to defend his handling of the weak economy and attack Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama got another dose of bad news on Wednesday in the form of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that found independent swing voters decidedly bearish on his...

Colin Powell: I Have ‘No Problem With’ Gay Marriage May29

Colin Powell: I Have...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell became the latest public official to back gay marriage on Wednesday. “I have no problem with it,” he said on CNN, “and it was the Congress that imposed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, though it was certainly my position and my...

House GOP responds to Obama’s gay marriage support May10

House GOP responds t...

An amendment passed Wednesday, largely along party lines, would stop the Justice Department from using federal taxpayer dollars to actively oppose the “Defense Of Marriage Act.” The National Journal’s Reid Wilson and the Atlantic’s Molly Ball discusses.   Continue Reading at...

Obama announces he supports same-sex marriage May10

Obama announces he s...

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage, raising the political stakes on an issue over which Americans are evenly split. The announcement was the first by a sitting president and put Obama squarely at odds with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt...