Amita Kelly

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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 ...


Obama Called On Congress In His Speech. How Is It Answering?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama said Wednesday in a prime-time speech to the nation that America would lead a broad coalition to "take out" the extremist group known as Islamic State. According to the president, he already has the authority to act.

"My administration has also secured bipartisan support for this approach ...


From Statehouse To Big House: A Guide To Governors Gone Bad

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Now that Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty of corruption, fraud and bribery, his name could be added to a long list of top state officials who have had to take the walk from the statehouse to the big house.

McDonnell wept as the guilty verdicts were ...