Panetta was director of the CIA from 2009-2011, and secretary of Defense from 2011-2013.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it plans to fire three more top officials, in the aftermath of recent scandals — but House Republicans say the VA’s response continues to lack transparency, noting that another official supposedly getting the ax had announced his retirement days earlier.
President Obama rubs elbows with millionaires and billionaires in hopes they will underwrite a massive get-out-the vote effort to close the gap in key states.
Labor union coalition AFL-CIO spent more than $30 million on politics during the past year, shoveling money taken from workers to big-government groups across the country.
A top executive at Media Matters for America and the principal activist in the “Stop Rush” campaign made racist and anti-Semitic comments and disparaged “trannies” on a dormant blog that he wrote just several years prior to his prominent liberal activism career.
Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and a Fox News contributor, said it’s possible that Obama is serious about completely destroying the militant group, but he is not optimistic.
Among those fired are a top purchasing official at the Veterans Health Administration, directors of VA hospitals in Pittsburgh and Dublin, Georgia, and a regional hospital director in central Alabama.
The arrest of a Connecticut man for refusing to show his gun permit — dismissed by a prosecutor as a “nothing case” — now has two state agencies battling in court, with the individual’s right to carry hanging in the balance.
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to campaign for him in Kansas, where polls show him trailing the independent candidate in a contest that could decide which party wins control of the U.S. Senate.
Former president Bill Clinton hits the road to boost his legacy, Hillary’s 2016 message and distance them from the unpopular and struggling policies of President Obama. The message for 2016 grows clearer by the day: ‘We told you so.’