Amita Kelly

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5 Things You Should Know About Bernie Sanders

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his run for president Wednesday night in an interview with The Associated Press.

Sanders is the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history and a self-described "Democratic Socialist." The 73-year-old is considered a long shot but if elected, he would be the oldest person ...


Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex-marriage bans.

If you don't have time to listen to the nearly 2 1/2 hours of arguments released by the court, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and SCOTUSBlog's Tom Goldstein catch you ...


What Do Millennials Want?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We know all the stereotypes about millennials and politics: They aren't engaged, don't vote and are distrustful of Washington. But we also see another side to the generation — they care about issues like criminal justice, the economy and same-sex marriage.

A new poll of millennials from Harvard's ...


Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's a growing battle in Washington, especially among Republicans, over the Export-Import Bank, an 80-year-old federal agency that helps to finance American companies in foreign trade. Congress must reauthorize the bank by June 30 or it will shut down.

There's also a growing battle on the 2016 campaign trail for ...


5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Friday, April 17, 2015

When former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee ran for president in 2008, he surprised many political watchers with a big a victory in the Iowa caucus. "What we have seen is a new day in American politics," he said after he was declared the winner. "This election will start a prairie ...


The Good, The Bad, and That Arrow. Not Everyone Likes The New Campaign Logos

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The first candidates have declared, and that means Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio all have shiny new logos to go with their new campaigns.

This early in the campaign, with little actual substance to pick apart so far, the logos become prime bait on the Internet, ...


With Masala Chai And A Caramel Latte, Clinton's Campaign Begins

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton was expected to start her presidential campaign small after Sunday's announcement, and that's exactly what she did Tuesday.

After a much talked about road trip, including a stealth stop at Chipotle, Clinton and her team landed in Iowa and held her first campaign event.

The former ...


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 ...