Politics

12:38pm

Wed March 5, 2014
The Two-Way

Senate Blocks Obama's Nominee For Civil Rights Job

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 3:54 pm

Debo Adegbile, shown at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 when he was an attorney with the Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the NAACP.
Alex Brandon AP

Eight Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, joined Republicans in a vote to block President Obama's nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

The Washington Post writes:

Read more

10:44am

Wed March 5, 2014
The Two-Way

Ex-IRS Official Invokes 5th Amendment Again, Then Things Get Hot

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 11:34 am

Former IRS official Lois Lerner raises her hand as she's sworn in Wednesday at the start of a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee hearing. She declined to answer questions posed by Chairman Darrell Issa, invoking her Fifth Amendment right.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

As she's done before, the woman at the center of the political storm over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of some conservative groups from 2010 into 2012 invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions during a brief appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday.

Read more

10:38am

Wed March 5, 2014
Politics

A Fighting Chance For Obama's Proposed Military Cuts?

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 3:00 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Read more

6:46am

Wed March 5, 2014
Business

Obama's Budget: Magic Wand Or Club?

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 10:02 am

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his 2015 budget plan Tuesday at Powell Elementary School in Washington.
Pool Getty Images

Think of the budget plan released Tuesday by President Obama as a magic wand. If he could wave it and make every line come true, how would the U.S. economy look?

Like this:

Read more

5:16am

Wed March 5, 2014
Politics

Hagel To Defend Pentagon Budget Before Senate Panel

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 8:17 am

The Pentagon's budget for next year would cut the size of the Armed Forces and begin to rein in expensive benefits, including health care. The Army would be reduced to its lowest level in years.

Pages