Allies of President Barack Obama are warning the administration that it has been too slow in responding to a cascading set of scandals and risks letting Republicans define his second term and derail his agenda.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Caroline Hunter’s six-year term on the Federal Election Commission expires today. If recent history is any guide, what will happen next is ... nothing. Of the six seats on the FEC, which interprets and administers the nation’s election laws, one is vacant and the others are occupied by commissioners with expired terms. It’s tempting to conclude from this that inertia dominates the FEC but that would be mistaken: The commission is more destructive than mere inertia could possibly allow.
First-term Republicans in Congress who believe compromise is a “dirty word” are the chief obstacle to tackling fiscal challenges facing the U.S., said David Axelrod , the former senior adviser to President Barack Obama .
White House adviser David Axelrod vowed that the U.S. government will push Egypt “very hard” to make democratic reforms in response to demonstrations by thousands of people challenging President Hosni Mubarak ’s rule.
Bill de Blasio says a defining moment in his campaign to become New York’s next mayor was when he told a roomful of corporate leaders they should pay higher taxes to fund preschool programs for all city children.