Washington (CNN) – Shortly after Kathleen Sebelius was tapped to carry out President Barack Obama's signature health care reform effort, the head of Health and Human Services found herself in the crosshairs of Republicans determined to repeal the law.
The two-term Kansas governor-turned-Obamacare-chief-defender is resigning as health secretary. She's leaving after a problem-plagued rollout of HealthCare.gov, the federal website portal critical to the law's implementation, but with the administration taking a victory lap after unexpectedly reaching and then exceeding its sign-up target of 7 million. FULL STORY
We want you to weigh in: What do you think of Kathleen Sebelius resigning as Health Secretary?
Washington (CNN) – The Republican-led House Oversight Committee voted 21-12 Thursday to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups. The vote sets up a full debate on the House floor, followed by possible court battle over the Fifth Amendment and a potential standoff with the Justice Department.
"This is not something that I take lightly,” said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa of California. “We cannot tell the American people we have done all we can do to get to the truth in this investigation if we give a pass to a critical witness like Ms. Lerner.” FULL STORY
We want you to weigh in: Do you think Lois Lerner should be held in contempt over the IRS scandal?
Bringing you a Crossfire Classic today. Remember when former Crossfire host Tucker Carlson lost a bet to Hillary Clinton in which he said she would not sell 1 million copies of her book?
Well, spoiler alert, she did and his punishment was to eat a shoe cake.
Today, her new memoir, which focuses on her time spent as Secretary of State, releases this June.
This book is an important one for Clinton, as it serves an opportunity for her to frame her years as America's top diplomat as a success, especially with critics charging that she had no crowning achievement during that time.
We want you to weigh in: Hillary Clinton’s new memoir will be published June 10. Will you read it?
On Monday, The Ouachita Citizen in West Monroe, Louisiana, published a surveillance video it says shows Rep. Vance McAllister and his scheduler, Melissa Hixon Peacock, passionately kissing in his office last December.
“It was just a kiss, that was all it was, but it embarrassed me and my family,” Heath Peacock, Melissa's husband said. “This guy has turned my life upside down.”
Melissa Peacock no longer works for McAllister, Heath Peacock said.
McAllister, who is married with five children, issued a statement on Monday saying, “There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness. I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.”
We want you to weigh in: If a politician is caught on tape having an affair, does it affect your vote?
7.1 million people signed up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Does that mean it's a success? See what S.E. Cupp thinks.
Jeb Bush sang a different tune towards immigration than his Republican colleagues. "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love; it's an act of commitment to your family," Bush told Fox News host Shannon Bream at town hall event at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center.
The Republican Party base has recently shown no love for candidates who talk about the need for compassion in dealing with undocumented immigrants. But Bush has warned Republicans that they must be more inclusive and more willing to compromise with Democrats to get things done.
Could Bush's more inclusive attitudes work for getting the bid in 2016, or is he alienating himself from his base?
We want you to weigh in: Do you think Jeb Bush can beat Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Former President George W. Bush unveils his paintings for the first time publicly to his Presidential library in Dallas, Texas.
Among the paintings you can find portraits Bush created of his dad and several world leaders including Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair.
Bush wasn't sure how the world leaders would take his paintings.
"I think they're going to be (like), 'Wow, George Bush is a painter,"' Bush told NBC's "Today" show in an interview. "I'm sure when they heard I was painting, (they said), 'Wow, I look forward to seeing a stick figure he painted of me.'" FULL STORY
For this Fun Friday Fireback we want you to weigh in: Do you think George W. Bush has a promising career as an artist?
The Boston Red Sox made their trip to the White House on Tuesday, and designated hitter David Ortiz wanted to make sure that he had a way to remember the visit. He took a "selfie" of himself with the President that has been retweeted over 40,000 times!
Later comes word of his promotional deal with Samsung, which had people begging the question- was the spontaneous selfie just another advertising plug? FULL STORY
Samsung released this statement about the picture:
“We were thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit. It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement. Similar to the selfie Ellen was able to capture during the Oscars, this was an opportunity for David to share the incredible moment with his fans.”
So, we want to hear from you. Do you feel duped by Big Papi's selfie with President Obama?
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