New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded. The U.S. Attorney for New York is threatening to investigate the administration for possible obstruction of justice.
Members of Congress face a deadline next Thursday – 90 days before the election – to put constituent newsletters in the mail. Carefully timing the mailings is just one fillip in the fine art of congressional communications, especially those that might suggest campaign messages.
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to unfold in Richmond. The prosecution's feature witness, Star Scientific chief executive Jonnie Williams, testified Thursday against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Jeff Schapiro has helped in the Richmond Times-Dispatch coverage of the trial, and he speaks with Ari Shapiro.
A new Washington Post-ABC poll shows less than half of all Americans approve of the way the president is handling international affairs.
But the president's grade on foreign policy has actually improved slightly since the beginning of summer, even as crises around the globe have multiplied. Obama says he's confident in his strategic approach, even as he cautions there are no quick fixes.
All five members of Oklahoma's House delegation voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama that would accuse him of violating the Constitution by exceeding his executive powers.
The suit will contend that Obama has exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law. The vote was 225 to 201.
Speaking during a House Rules Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla. 4) said the president has shown a consistent pattern of unilaterally changing laws on his own - from the Affordable Care Act to environmental issues.