Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration program

The decision could mean that the deferred-action expansion won’t begin while the president is in office.

Chris Christie planning fresh primary state swing

On the itinerary: Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire.

Meet the only feds taking up the government offer on phased retirement

Nearly three years after it was enacted into law, the program is just now starting.

Are black voters ‘fired up’ for Hillary Clinton?

Last time around, a black voter exodus helped torpedo Clinton's run. This time around, she's counting on them to deliver a win.

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Why aren’t millennials running for office? It’s not because they’re turned off. It’s age.

Millennials will get to the Hill. Give them a few years.

President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

From Obamacare to climate change and now immigration.

Here’s the U.S. map — if all congressional districts were the same size

It looks about right till you get West of the Mississippi.

Obesity and well-being: Why diet and exercise alone may not be enough to slow America’s growing weight problem

The link between obesity and well-being suggests health interventions should focus on both.

Why Biden is (almost) King of the Internet

On the Web, Biden plays second fiddle to no one.

Path to presidency for Gen X hopefuls rooted in hip-hop, ‘Simpsons’ culture

The young candidates’ fluency in the pop culture of the 1990s and beyond has helped them with voters.

Runner-up Rick Santorum is running again

After winning 11 states in 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator finds himself an underdog for a second time.

Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’

The former Florida governor earns Four Pinocchios for a claim that rewrites history.

Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration program

The decision could mean that the deferred-action expansion won’t begin while the president is in office.

Carly Fiorina aims to show up Clinton with press conference outside Clinton event

Clinton has been under fire of late for avoiding reporters' questions at her campaign events.

Supreme Court to hear challenge to Texas redistricting plan

The case addresses whether legislative districts should be based on population or eligible voters.

Here’s how the first president of the social media age has chosen to connect with Americans

The White House has become its own digital production company.

Vilsack lauds USDA budget savings; employee morale needs work

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells the Federal Diary that his "Blueprint for Stronger Service" has saved $1.4 billion since 2012. At the same time, USDA's employee morale remains mediocre despite the department's "cultural transformation" efforts.

Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks

With his “will to fight” comments, Ashton Carter is just the latest of the president’s Pentagon chiefs to cause him headaches.

Conservative group paying Ken Cuccinelli’s campaign $85,000

The 2013 Virginia gubernatorial candidate settles with a PAC that he says misled his supporters.

Bernie Sanders: ‘Now is not the time for thinking small’

Hackers stole personal information from 104,000 taxpayers, IRS says

The breach comes on the heels of millions of cases of identify theft plaguing the IRS

Rubio: Christianity faces ‘real and present danger’ in gay marriage debate

The Republican presidential contender takes a hard line on an issue at the forefront of the political debate.

Did George W. Bush offer to officiate at a same-sex wedding?

Questions about the 43rd president's involvement in the nuptials were raised in a recent newspaper report.

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