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Obama lying, Christie vying for 2016, new polls say

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:24pm

A new Fox News poll, and a new number's making news. It's 61. As in, 61 percent of respondents say the president lies about significant issues “most” or “some” of the time. And guess what Republicans have to say about that? It begins with "broken" and ends with "promises."

Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama covering up on Benghazi, want Congress to keep investigating

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:45pm

Most voters think the White House is trying to cover-up what happened in Benghazi and want Congress to continue to investigate the administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate there that killed four Americans. 

Fox News Poll: 49 percent think White House had IRS target conservatives

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:45pm

Nearly half of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter.

Government: Case against a Blackwater guard in jeopardy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:12pm

The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. Nicholas Slatten and three other former Blackwater guards are charged in the Sept. 16, 2007, killings of 14 Iraqi citizens and the wounding of 18 others.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:53pm

The 34-year-old vice chairman of her family's foundation made the announcement at the end of an event on empowering young women.

Obama sends condolences on South Korean ferry disaster

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week.

Obama says Ukraine deal a 'glimmer of hope,' but won't 'count on' Russian cooperation

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:43pm

President Obama said Thursday that a newly struck diplomatic agreement on Ukraine offers the "prospect" to "de-escalate" the crisis, but warned that the U.S. is preparing "additional consequences" if the Russians don't hold up their end of the bargain.

Raising specter of genocide, US Ambassador Power slams ‘industrial-style slaughter’ in Syria

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:19pm

America’s ambassador to the United Nations raised the specter of genocide in Syria after officials this week sounded the alarm about spiraling violence in that country’s civil war. Gruesome photos of purported civil war victims were shown earlier this week to the U.N. Security Council, depicting corpses with bones protruding and eyes gouged out. 

Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:49pm

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

Pro-Russian official denies involvement in notice telling Jews to register, aide says

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:36pm

A spokesman for a pro-Russian official whose name was on flyers telling Jews in one restive Ukrainian city to register denied that their organization had any role in the leaflets -- and accused pro-Ukrainian groups of orchestrating the controversy.

Kerry reacts to report that Jews in Ukrainian city told to register

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:36pm

Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to a report Thursday that Jews in one restive Ukrainian city were sent notices telling them to register, a development he called "grotesque."

Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:55am

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.

US sending helmets, other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:41am

The U.S. is sending helmets, sleeping bags and generators to support the Ukrainian military -- but stopped short of approving other items the interim government reportedly says it needs to stand up to the might of Moscow, saber-rattling on its doorstep.

GOP steps up demand for documents on White House role in botched health care rollout

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:27am

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is ratcheting up pressure on President Obama's top aides to turn over more documents revealing the extent of the White House's direct involvement in the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges, according to a letter to White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler obtained exclusively by Fox News.

The L Word: Voters call Obama a liar

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:08am

Lack of trust undermines President Obama’s divide-and-conquer midterm strategy.

Arkansas Dem running for governor files complaint against party for 'unfair treatment'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:04am

An Arkansas Democratic candidate for governor reportedly filed a complaint against her state and local party after they allegedly barred her from speaking at an upcoming political dinner.

ObamaCare proxy war? Republicans could use Burwell nomination as leverage

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:07am

The Sylvia Mathews Burwell nomination for HHS secretary poses opportunities for Senate Republicans who want to combat ObamaCare head on.

Cash-strapped Illinois gov't eyes Chicago casino as revenue jackpot

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:48am

When you're hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good. And when you are as broke as Illinois, the promise of billions of dollars from a Chicago casino looks amazing.

'Declining political appetite' for wind industry tax credits, report says

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:42am

Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.

IRS emails indicate Tea Party groups could have faced 'criminal' charges, Republicans say

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:00am

Republicans say newly released emails show that if the IRS' targeting of Tea Party groups hadn't been stopped, those organizations could have faced "trumped up criminal charges" -- since ex-IRS official Lois Lerner and the Justice Department were apparently coordinating just days before the scandal was exposed.