• Highway Funding Road Kill? Hamas Rejects Truce, Israel Resumes Bombing

      President Obama will speak on the economy during our first hour today. He's pushing hard for Congress to act on restoring funds to highway and infrastructure funding. The House is working on a fix, but it's unclear how much traction that's getting. The Transportation Department says the highway fund runs out of money the first week of August.

      1110EDT -- POTUS tours the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. McLean, VA. POOL TAPE

      1135EDT -- POTUS delivers remarks on the economy. Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, VA. POOL LIVE... continue reading »

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    • Pistorius Drama; Airport Security Crackdown; Hillary vs Obama; News on Obamacare

      Hillary Clinton beginning to distance herself from President Obama as she gears up for a possible presidential run. Great article in the Wall Street Journal today on this. Meantime, Clinton says many of her speaking fees go towards charity. She's faced criticism for exorbitant speaking fees she's racked up since stepping down as Secretary of State.

      New article from Politico suggests the GOP will run a national strategy in November.. Running against President Obama and the national agenda even in local races... continue reading »

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    • Good News on Unemployment as Jobless Rate Drops

      Surprisingly good news on unemployment today. The jobless rate dropping to 6.1% from 6.3% in June. Stronger than expected job growth surprising some analysts. We'll see if it gets us to more new records on Wall Street and the possibility of Dow 17,000!... continue reading »

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    • "So Sue Me," Says President Obama to GOP Critics

      President Obama getting some attention over comments he made a speech yesterday. The President vowing to continue using Executive orders to make policy despite setbacks from the Supreme Court and threats to sue him by House Speaker John Boehner.

      The President said he'll continue working around Congress since they aren't passing any legislation and said "so sue me," if the GOP doesn't like it... continue reading »

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    • President Obama Promises More Executive Action

      President Obama will call today for closing tax loopholes in order to pay for infrastructure repair.

      Yesterday President Obama said since Congress wouldn't pass comprehensive immigration reform, so he was looking for ways to act via executive order to deal with the problems of illegal immigration. The President may slow or halt deportations of illegal immigrants.

      Two big rulings from the Supreme Court yesterday including a ruling that hit unions, and another that hit Obamacare's contraception mandate.

      ... continue reading »

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    • Pistorius Trial Resumes; New Terror Threat; New Name in Terror in Iraq & Syria

      We're awaiting a major ruling from the Supreme Court (last day for opinions this term). The case centers on the retail chain Hobby Lobby, and it's resistance to pay for healthcare benefits that cover some types of contraception - what it considers life-ending types of contraception. Shannon Bream is reporting. We'll also have a guest to discuss the case.

      There is one other ruling today.. Harris versus Quinn.. whether it is constitutional for unions to require union membership for some jobs. Mike Tobin reporting from Chicago... continue reading »

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    • Iraq Deteriorating; Are Bill & Hillary Clinton Getting a Fair Deal in the Media?

      President Obama set to speak on the economy at 11:50am. We'll monitor for news.

      House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp expected to send letters demanding accountability from the White House over the growing IRS targeting scandal. Mike Emanuel reporting.

      New fallout on Benghazi today as we awaiting the arrival in the U.S. of suspected terrorist Ahmed Abu Khatalla.. Adam Housley and Catherine Herridge reporting... continue reading »

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    • Chaos Reigns in Iraq; Awaiting Big SCOTUS Decisions

      Chaos continues to reign in Iraq. Mortars have hit Camp Anaconda - a U.S. camp North of Baghdad - as 40 U.S. "advisors" arrive in Iraq. Fighting is raging near several important sites including the Haditha dam, and several oil fields. Shi'ite and Sunni ethnic groups are fighting after the terror group ISIS took over much of the country in a blitzkrieg-style attack. There's a state department news conference at 11am. We'll monitor for news out of Iraq. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Europe discussing the peace process. We'll also look for news from him... continue reading »

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