Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with President Obama at the White House and afterwards debunked the media speculation that Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton in a recent interview.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest laughed and said he didn't agree with that statement when asked about Ben Carson's assertions that he has faced more scrutiny than any other candidate, including President Barack Obama.
The White House claimed another Republican scalp today as Press Secretary Josh Earnest ripped Chris Christie for falsely claiming that President Obama doesn't support the police.
Almost immediately, Pope Francis and President Obama negated any Republican hopes of using the Pope's visit to score political points by teaming up at the White House on a climate change message.
Strategists fear Trump could badly lose a general election campaign, dragging a lot of Republican Senate candidates down with him.
The White House is calling on Congress to pursue common sense steps to reduce gun violence after two Virginia television journalists were murdered live on the air.
Ted Cruz has returned to his old game of refusing to approve Obama nominees in order to punish the president for not obeying Congress
Rick Santorum says says you refusing to believe what he wants you to believe is a violation of the First Amendment
Some will call this a win for President Obama or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which it is. But it's really a win for all of us who are based in reality and thus realize that poisoning our environment is killing people.
Barely over a month after launching his presidential campaign, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has lost four senior campaign advisers.
With an almost comedic and absolute lack of self-awareness, Lindsey Graham claims Rand Paul is the GOP's looming disaster
Six years and some change later, the man who set out a detailed plan to derail the Obama presidency before he even took office is in the hot seat.
The White House's response to the Republican-led Senate's lead-by-crisis on the Patriot Act was to remind everyone that the President worked with Congress to craft a reformed version of the Patriot Act a year and a half ago
A Trade Promotion Authority bill passed the U.S. Senate 62-37 Friday night, with 48 Republicans and 14 Democrats voting for the measure.
Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company's crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers, it may inform Americans of the intent of Republicans defending the invasion and occupation.
But there really was an offensive video, and it did actually offend Muslims, and it did actually play a role in the attack that left four Americans dead
"The man has lost touch with reality," they opine. This can be the only explanation for how Christie still thinks he can win the presidency "when New Jersey is in such rotten shape after his six years in office."
Sanders' positive campaign is refreshing, and he is avoiding the strategic errors committed by the Ralph Nader 2000 insurgent campaign.
No more playing war on citizens with federally funded military-style equipment for local police. So says President Obama. Police need to have a "guardian", not a warrior, mind-set about their communities.
On Thursday, Bush finally relented and joined others in the GOP field in admitting that the Iraq War was a mistake.
Instead of acknowledging the Iraq invasion as a colossal intelligence failure, Jeb is still a cheerleader for the Iraq War.
It turns out that not only are Americans not the least bit enamored at the prospect of an evangelical fanatic as president, they are, by a large majority (61%), much more supportive of a gay or lesbian occupying the White House than a religious Republican seeking to rule according to Christianity.
Jeb Bush admitted that his brother, former President George W. Bush, was his most trusted adviser on U.S.-Israel policy.
The upcoming SCOTUS marriage equality ruling is just another opportunity for Republicans to challenge the constitutionality of the Consitution
After John Boehner called for both Hillary Clinton and President Obama to do his job for him, a fed up White House blasted the Speaker of the House by calling him desperate, and telling him to do his job.
You know the Religious Right, and maybe some of its male leaders, have got nothing when they start worrying about Obama's presidential package
There are a whole bunch of fundamentalists who are upset we don't take them seriously, which means, of course, that I will keep mocking them
Boehner's reaction to Senate dysfunction is to claim a change of leadership in the Senate has given us a Senate that is actually working.
Governors Walker, Christie, and Jindal have demonstrated that they are job killers, not job creators.
Jeb Bush has dipped to 4th place in a recent poll, and he also seems to be losing out to other candidates on the fundraising front.
President Barack Obama plans to visit the Florida Everglades on Wednesday to highlight the urgency of tackling climate change.
What the evangelical right never, never ever, talks about is the persecution, barbarism, and hatred targeting Christians at the hands of Israeli Jews in the Holy Land and it leads one to wonder if America's neo-Christians are using President Obama as a surrogate for the Israelis targeting Christians for persecution.
A CNN/ORC poll released on Monday finds Hillary Clinton is still dominating the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race.
While Jeb Bush is often portrayed by the media as the "moderate" Republican candidate, there is nothing moderate about his proposal to raise the social security retirement age.
A Bloomberg Politics poll finds more Americans now approve of President Obama's handling of the economy than disapprove.
The resultant Republican freakout is not unexpected, as it violates not only the status quo but further silences the drums of war
When the President supported a nationwide ban on "Conversion Therapy", he mentioned the idea of state solutions.
The Religious Right thinks, despite all the evidence, that doubling down on anti-gay bigotry will have better results than Indiana
In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, President Obama took a jab at Scott Walker's lack of foreign policy experience.
Republican and Religious Right damage-control over Indiana's RFRA is chaotic and entertaining, and as dishonest as the day is long
Even if they put Jeb Bush at the top of the ticket, Republicans are in obvious danger of losing Florida once again.
After the New York Times released an article Monday morning regarding the ongoing Hillary Clinton personal email 'scandal,' both Media Matters and Fox News went after the paper and the piece's author for relying solely on anonymous sources and not having actually read any of the emails.
"I am running for president and I hope to earn your support," Ted Cruz tweeted last night. Does he really think he can get it?
Regardless any Americans' opinion about the Jewish state, giving Israel free taxpayer money is supporting it; like it or not. Many Americans do not like it one bit; especially when this country is falling apart and Americans are hungry.
Not only did he sign the letter, he hopes to ride the anti-Obama, anti-Iranian nuclear agreement into the White House.
Billionaire Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee and hired staff for a 2016 presidential run.
Shortly after it became apparent that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party had survived a close election and would retain power over the nation's government, the New York Times released a scathing editorial criticizing Netanyahu for going ugly and utilizing racism and anti-Palestine sentiment to energize far-right Israeli voters.
John Boehner wants you to believe the demands of ideology over demonstrable facts, the same recipe that led us to the crash of 2008
During an extended interview segment on Tuesday's broadcast of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski tangled with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the letter 47 Republican Senators sent to Iran.
During Monday's broadcast of Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough finally relented and said that the "one-two punch" of House Republicans inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak and the sending of a letter to Iran by 47 GOP Senators was a step too far for the party.
Attempts to link Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria with Cotton's Iran letter, fail, as Pelosi was even briefed by the White House before she went
On the cover of its Tuesday edition, the New York Daily News featured a picture of four Republican Senators with the caption "Traitors" in huge bold letters underneath in response to the letter 47 GOP Senators sent to Iran undermining President Obama's negotiations with the country.
Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the Senate Republican letter to Iran where they promised to undermine any agreement that President Obama makes on their nuclear program.
47 GOP Senators signed a letter to Iran, warning them that Republicans were prepared to undermine any nuclear agreement reached with the US.
Jeb Bush can look at an Iraq wracked by civil war and marauding barbarians, and somehow imagine that America power is a force for good.
It is not enough simply to remember Selma. The courageous men and women on the Edmund Pettus Bridge could not be deterred by brutal force. They marched forward with undaunted courage, staring death in the face. Members of Congress who lack the minimal courage required to pass legislation protecting the right to vote, have no business paying tribute to the marchers in Selma. By their inaction, their allegiance lies with the Alabama State Troopers who turned the marchers around.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released February's jobs numbers on Friday showing that the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.5%, the lowest rate the country has seen since May 2008, months before the financial crisis that rocked the American economy and led to huge job losses.
Kris Kobach agreed with a caller that under Obama, eventually "any black person accused of a crime... is not going to be prosecuted."
On Monday morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) did what he does best, which is preen for the cameras and make a couple of appearances on cable news shows. McCain made his way over to MSNBC's studio for an extended sit down with the Morning Joe crew.
Unwilling to do anything to help Americans, John Boehner concocts some more self-serving lies to blame Obama for his own failings
After claiming that President Obama doesn't love America at a dinner Wednesday night, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times Thursday that his comments cannot be deemed racist because the President was raised and taught by white people.
Republicans are looking for ways to increase the already bloated defense budget they claim is woefully underfunded. And, as is their wont, they are targeting domestic programs due to their regard for the "out-of-control" and "unsustainable deficit."
The President put violent extremism into context when he said of the Chapel Hill shootings, "Many Muslim Americans are worried and afraid. We stand with you."
"One thing is for sure - one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father"
Despite the insistence of Republicans that the War on Terror is unidirectional, that it extends only outward, in the direction of Islam, it is omnidirectional, and extends inward as well as outward. The Western World, like the Middle East, is facing terror from within.
Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.
The new Republican-dominated Congress has proven unable to pass significant legislation. So far they have passed just two bills into law.
it is worth taking stock of the current President for two specific reasons. First, what Barack Obama accomplished that will cement his place in history as one of the country's greatest Presidents, including his greatest accomplishment of all. And second, to challenge the President's detractors on just a sampling of the mountain of lies they have spouted since before Obama was even inaugurated and continue unabated.
You might remember how John Boehner went all Stepford-like on Fox News Sunday and screamed that he was going to shutdown Homeland Security, and oh by the way it’s all Obama’s fault? If you didn’t watch the entire interview, you missed a few other Boehner nuggets.
Because they own most of the Republican state's governors and legislatures, it is there that the Kochs' ideology is doing the most damage that their GOP surrogates are unrepentant about.
In the final analysis this is government of, by, and for the people, not a group of oil-drenched Koch-whores in Congress
The following is a Letter from the President to the U.S. Congress regarding authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Something is finally about to be done about veteran suicide prevention, as Senate, House, and President join to make the Clay Hunt Act law.
Republicans hope to paint Democrats as "anti-American" "Nazis" if they don't attend Netanyahu's speech, but President Obama has done more for Israel's security than any other president.
Have we really reached the point where asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes is a form of vilification?
Obviously Boehner is frustrated that he has been outplayed and out-maneuvered at every turn by the President, and lacking the wherewithal to take on the President himself, he marshaled support and conspired with a foreigner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to "defy and humiliate President Obama."
She hasn't even announced yet, and Hillary Clinton's campaign is looking like an incumbent's reelection campaign.
Hillary Clinton has large leads over the field of GOP contenders in three key swing states.
Republicans hope to create a social security crisis, but President Obama has declared that he has no desire to indulge them in that fantasy.
During an impromptu news conference in England Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters that parents in America should have a choice when it comes to providing their children with vaccinations for certain diseases.
House Democrats accused Speaker Boehner of undermining the President's foreign policy and inviting a foreign leader to influence United States policy.
Police, fire and other emergency vehicles swarmed around the White House in the predawn hours, with several clustered near the southeast entrance to the mansion. The White House was dark and the entire perimeter was on lockdown until around 5 a.m., when those who work in the complex were allowed inside.
President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.
I'm not seeing anything remotely relevant or meaningful coming out of right wing circles any time soon, until they work out their sexual frustrations
It is obvious now that America is not in an 'official war,' Republicans need a fear-mongering diatribe from Netanyahu on the pressing necessity for anything to draw America into another Middle East war
Republicans want to replace the laws of physics and say, "This is how reality works now" but you can't legislate reality out of existence
I was privileged to watch a chamber full of sullen, petulant, mostly far-right and white, wealthy Koch puppets, largely sitting on their hands as second term President Barack Obama, gave them a not so subtle dressing down.
For the past seven years President Barack Obama has delivered prescient State of the Union speeches that should appeal to the majority of Americans regardless of their party affiliation except for one small detail; he represents the federal government.
President Obama's proposal to give middle class and working class Americans a tax break has the GOP on the defensive.
Leading by example, President Obama urged people to get involved in their community, writing "As one people, we will show when ordinary citizens come together to participate in the democracy we love, justice will not be denied."
Feeling "fingers from God" but assuring us he is not crazy, Ben Carson has appointed an Iowa operative for a possible presidential run in 2016
It is time that the left started taking this election seriously, along with Romney and Jeb Bush and the rest, even those we view as stupid, misogynist, and out of touch wing nuts
During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, frequent Sunday show guest Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his previous claim that the policies of President Obama was "getting people killed."
The following is a summation of President Obama's tax code proposals as well as a PDF fact sheet, both as provided by the White House.
Only Republicans would see a war slipping through their fingers as a loss, and losing this chance is almost too much for John Boehner to bear
While you were sleeping Fox News and Dish Network Have Reached a Deal. This truce came after Fox News goes full Fox News in its contract dispute with Dish Network promoting The New Big Fat Lie By Fox News: 'DISH Is Censoring Us!'.
Not only is Secretary Jeh C. Johnson urging President Obama to veto the GOP bill due to the amendments, but he forcefully condemned the Republican attempts to turn the agency into a "political volleyball."
Huckabee, whose son hung a dog, attacks Michelle Obama for letting her kids listen to Beyoncé, and accuses Jay-Z of pimping his wife
Until it is fully funded, the Secret Service will not be able to move forward with the additional security measures recommended for the White House and President Obama.
If you were wondering how long it would take for a Republican to invoke Adolf Hitler in the made-for-Beltway-media controversy surrounding the White House's nonattendance at the Paris Unity Rally over the weekend, you got your answer Monday evening.