Amita Kelly

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3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thursday, April 09, 2015

It's day three of Sen. Rand Paul's presidential campaign, and he's been showing a short temper with some select targets — the mainstream media, the Democratic National Committee and a congressional colleague.

The testiness may not be all bad for his primary campaign, but these incidents might not do much ...


Hillary Whiskey Glasses? The Campaign Shops Are Open

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When Sen. Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House on Tuesday morning on his website, it came complete with swag fit for a presidential campaign.

"Political fashion is boring. Rand fashion is cool," the website reads, accompanied by a photo of Paul in sunglasses. Available on his site: ...


Michelle Obama's 'Evolution Of Mom Dancing' Is Back With Part 2

Friday, April 03, 2015

On The Tonight Show Thursday, Jimmy Fallon and first lady Michelle Obama dug out their cardigans to bring back their dance hit, "Evolution of Mom Dancing." Obama was on the show to promote the fifth anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

Here are some highlights from the ...


How Congress Is Reacting To The Iran Framework

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As President Obama touted a nuclear framework with Iran Thursday, he emphasized that he wants Congress to get on board.

"This is not simply a deal between my administration and Iran," Obama said. "This is a deal between Iran, the United States of America and the major powers ...


What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A controversial law in Indiana has made its way into the 2016 presidential race. Supporters praise the Religious Freedom Restoration Act's for protecting religious convictions, but the law has drawn wide criticism from those who say it allows businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian patrons.

Would-be candidates ...


6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Harry Reid

Friday, March 27, 2015

Longtime Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, 75, who announced Friday he would not run for re-election in 2016, isn't exactly known for his charisma on Capitol Hill. But he has become known as someone who will always put up a fight.

That toughness can be seen throughout his life and political ...


What You Need To Know About Ted Cruz

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his bid for president early Monday. The Republican has been making the rounds with other 2016 hopefuls, so it's hardly a surprise, but he's the first major one to make it official. And if the early campaign trail is any indication of how the race ...


Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

Thursday, March 19, 2015

President Obama may be having some postcode envy.

As members of the press corps poured into the Oval Office in the White House to get pictures of Obama and Prince Charles, Obama whispered to Charles, "I think it's fair to say that the American people are quite fond of ...


Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Updated at 11:50 A.M.

Appearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy fielded questions about his agency's latest scandal. Two weeks ago, two senior officers struck a White House barrier with a government car after they had allegedly been drinking at a ...


I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mike Huckabee has always had the reputation as a candidate who does things outside the box.

But he is now the face of the Diabetes Solution Kit, a $20 quasi-medical product that claims to reverse diabetes for good through lifestyle changes, and without the use of drugs.

If you've ...


What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Conservative Political Action Conference, held this week in Washington D.C., is prime time for 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls trying — yes, already — to win over a key part of their base. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Gov. Scott Walker and others paraded on and ...


By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The White House is holding its Summit on Countering Violent Extremism this week, focusing on strengthening communities to fight homegrown terrorism.

"We know from experience that the best way to protect people, especially young people, from falling into the grip of violent extremists is the support of their family, friends, ...


5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he will leave The Daily Show after 16 years, the field of 2016 presidential hopefuls breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Stewart was famous for his relentless ribbing of politicians and for his focus on political news over the years. The show devoted ...


5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

Friday, January 23, 2015

The White House has been hitting it especially hard on social media these days — it rolled out several previews ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address and an enhanced "river of content" during the speech as well.

But the latest — and splashiestaddition came Thursday, ...


Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama mentioned Congress 13 times in Tuesday's State of the Union address. He called on Congress to pass a law to ensure women are paid the same as men, to raise the minimum wage, to support the president's plan to make community college free, to help students with loans ...


The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Presidents often characterize the state of the union as "strong." Last year, in fact, President Obama remarked: "It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong."

It seems whatever the crisis du jour is, the State of the Union address is a chance for the president ...


Obama Meets Colbert: 6 Unbuttoned Moments

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

When President Obama sat down with comedian Stephen Colbert Monday, he didn't actually loosen his necktie. But we saw a relaxed president with just two years left on the clock, playing to a receptive audience of nearly 1,500.

Here are some of the more memorable moments from the ...


'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

President Obama announced Thursday that he's using executive actions to grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. There's been debate over how much latitude the president has to act on immigration, but the Obama said he felt ...


A Guide To Third-Party Candidates

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Third-party candidates are often written off as long shots or unrealistic. But this November, observers are expecting them to do better than usual.

Polls show voters are tired of both parties. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, that could be creating an opening for third-party candidates in statewide elections.



As Syria Grabs Headlines, Congress Tends To Local Business

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The U.S. action against ISIS in Syria is dominating headlines around the globe. President Obama spoke about the mission Tuesday, saying it has bipartisan support from Congress and calling it necessary for the security of the country, and the world.

Members of Congress, meanwhile, are watching from afar ...