GOP chaos pulls plug on Obama . . . The Hill
A White House legislative agenda that was on life support saw the plug pulled with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat.
Cantor loss means no ACA replace vote . . . Politico
Cantor’s primary loss Tuesday night all but kills any chance of the House voting on an Obamacare replacement bill this year.
Central American newspapers tout open door . . . Newsmax
Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation of minors.
Hagel to Congress: We breached trust . . . Reuters
Defense Secretary Hagel told a contentious congressional hearing the exchange of five Taliban leaders for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was an imperfect decision that eroded trust with Congress, but he denied it involved negotiating with terrorists.
New questions about Benghazi video claim . . . Fox News
The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate used cell phones seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders.
Iran may be violating deal . . . Free Beacon
Iran has been shipping crude oil to Syria for the past several months, behavior that some experts say is in direct violation of the interim nuclear accord signed last year with the Obama administration.
Obama gets political with high schoolers . . . The Blaze
Speaking at a high school graduation, Obama told students to vote and blasted Senate Republicans for failing to pass a bill to lower the rates on student loans.
Obama’s surprising student loan winners . . . Examiner
Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand the most to gain financially under Obama’s expansion of the federal government’s loan forgiveness program.
Clintons made $12M year after leaving WH . . . Fox News
As Hillary Clinton backpedaled this week on comments that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” after leaving the White House, financial disclosure forms shed more light on just how shaky that claim really was.
Paul pushes immigration reform . . . Washington Times
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year.
Perry likens homosexuality to alcoholism . . . SF Chronicle
Suggests homosexuality, like alcoholism, may be an inherited trait that can be resisted.
Bush marks 90th with birthday bash . . . Associated Press
Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family’s seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.