Washington (CNN) –Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney penned a scathing op-ed in which they offered a blistering critique of President Barack Obama’s handling of the escalating violence in Iraq.
"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," wrote Cheney and his daughter, a conservative pundit and former State Department official in the Bush administration, in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. "Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory."
Washington (CNN) – Erika Harold, a biracial, former Miss America-turned-Harvard Law School-educated attorney in her 30s, would seem to be the type of congressional candidate the Republican Party would break its neck to back in a race.
But, as she barnstormed across Illinois' 13th Congressional District in a maverick effort to defeat first-term incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis in March's primary, Harold came face-to-face with an extreme example of the types of challenges female GOP congressional hopefuls sometimes face.
Washington (CNN) - African-American female lawmakers are taking the Army to task for a new ban on a number of ethnic hairstyles, guidelines which some are calling racially discriminatory.
The group from the Congressional Black Caucus wrote Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday urging the military to reconsider the rule.
Washington (CNN)—Come on House Speaker John Boehner.
We know you’re miffed about Obamacare’s latest extension...
We do not like Seuss filibusters.
Such lengthy speeches are full of bluster.
We do not like them in the House.
We do not like them from Todd Palin’s spouse.
We do not like them here or there.
We do not like them anywhere.
Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.
While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.
(CNN) – Tayna Fogle sat just behind Sen. Rand Paul, nodding her head and listening as he pressed the case with Kentucky state senators to restore felon voting rights.
"Kids do make mistakes. White kids make mistakes. Black kids make mistakes. Brown kids make mistakes," Paul told the Kentucky state Senate committee considering a constitutional amendment to restore the voting rights of some felons on Wednesday. "But when you look at the prison population, three out of the four people in prison are black or brown."
(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is kind of like Yoda.
Both have to contend with rebellious youth. For Boehner, it’s the tea party caucus. For Yoda, it was Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
Washington (CNN) - Deep down inside-and we mean way down, like behind his spleen-Secretary of State John Kerry has blue eyed soul. Really.
Back during his prep school days he laid down tracks for The Electras.
(CNN) - It was a speech filled with proclamations and bold promises for action.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama vowed to make 2014 a "year of action."