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  • White House adviser DanSeth McLaughlinfeiffer told reporters on Friday that administration officials were concerned about the possibility of impeachment.

    Boehner says impeachment talk is Democratic fundraising ploy

    House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday flatly ruled out trying to impeach President Obama, but the mere possibility — floated by both conservative commentators and the White House itself — has already been a major boon to Democratic fundraising.

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, arrives for a meeting of the Republican Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'

    Talk of impeachment was cooked up by a White House desperate for something to rally Democrats ahead of November's elections, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday, flatly ruling out any action on the controversial suggestion.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is "using Soviet tactics to confuse the U.S.," Fox News reported. (Associated press)

    Inside the Beltway: Immigration rage festers on all sides

    They will sing. They will pray. They will risk arrest. A coalition of faith groups promises "a massive act of civil disobedience" at high noon on Thursday in front of the White House.

  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan gestures as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev looks on after their third session of talks at the Hofdi in Reykjavik, Oct. 12, 1986. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

    Russia in violation of 1987 missile treaty, White House says

    In what could lead to further deterioration of the U.S.-Russia relationship, the White House said Monday that Moscow stands in violation of a 1987 treaty prohibiting the possession, production or use of intermediate-range cruise missiles.

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo shows the United Auto Workers Local 174 sign outside their building in Romulus, Mich. Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 voted to raise dues 25 percent to shore up the union's finances, the first increase in 47 years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    MALKIN: Justice for the Delphi workers

    The White House pretended to champion American workers last week with gimmicky initiatives on federal job training and "workplace innovation." But far from the Beltway dog-and-pony show, a group of American workers ruthlessly shafted by the Obama administration was finally getting some real support — and inching toward justice.

  • Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken speaks about Russia, Ukraine as well as the Middle East conflict during an appearance at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine

    The White House said Monday that Russia is "losing" its war in eastern Ukraine and warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime faces more sanctions this week by the U.S. and its European allies.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, photo, newly arrived displaced Christians wait for relief aid at a church in the town of Hamadaniya, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month. (AP Photo)

    Iraqi Christians rally at White House: 'Obama, Obama, where are you?'

    Hundreds of outraged Iraqi Christians staged a rally outside the White House, demanding to know why President Obama wasn't providing any aid to the scores of faithful being persecuted by radical Muslims around the world.

  • Various immigrant rights groups held separate demonstrations and carried different messages outside the White House on Monday, indicating splintering within the movement. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake

    Immigrant rights groups suddenly find themselves playing political defense, pushing back against proposals to speed up deportations of people surging across the border illegally even while advocates plead with the White House to take politically risky executive action to halt deportations in the interior.

  • Illustration on questions over the role of the national archivist in the IRS scandal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    EPSTEIN: All IRS roads lead to the archivist

    The Internal Revenue Service is the House of Representatives' public enemy No. 1. The agency has quietly admitted that it has lost emails for seven employees at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups, including the former employee at the heart of the scandal, Lois Lerner.

  • FILE - This July 22, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he departs the White House to board Marine One in Washington. The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may explain why Speaker John Boehner and the current GOP leadership want no part of such talk now. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    YALI2014: Obama to meet young African leaders amid economic push

    President Obama will hold a town-hall meeting in Washington Monday with 500 young African leaders and announce expanded initiatives to boost economic opportunity in Africa.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media, while meeting with El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, and Honduran President Juan Hernandez, to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis in the Cabinet Room of the White House Friday, July 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo)

    CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more

    President Obama and his sycophantic minions don't even bother any more to come up with plausible answers to queries from the suddenly awakened media. Instead, they just repeat past talking points — aware that they've been repeatedly proven false, but not caring a bit.

  • Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, speaks at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in Washington on July 25. (Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor)

    White House readies for House GOP impeachment push: 'Foolish' to ignore

    A top White House adviser said Friday that "it would be foolish" to ignore the possibility House Republicans may pursue impeachment of President Obama.

  • A Texas Department of Safety Trooper patrols on the Rio Grand along the U.S.-Mexico border, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

    Obama to Latin leaders: I need help with border

    Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, meets with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (right) and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday. Mr. Hernandez said ambiguity in Washington's immigration debate has helped human smugglers convince Central Americans that they can stay in the U.S. if they make the long, illegal journey. (Associated Press)

    Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala blame U.S. for border children crisis

    A day before meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss the border crisis, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala blamed the wave of unaccompanied children inundating the U.S. on American foreign policy and on gridlock in Congress over immigration reform.

  • ** FILE ** This July 21, 2014, file photo shows Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks during a news conference in the governor's press room, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Obama dispatches researchers to border to check on National Guard

    Texas is deploying National Guard troops to the border — and the White House is sending in the research team.

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