Second senior Democrat may face ethics trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A second senior Democratic lawmaker may face a public ethics trial this fall, adding a new threat to their party’s efforts to keep control of the House of Representatives in the November elections.

Obama warns U.S. not to "demagogue" immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned U.S. leaders not to use the divisive issue of illegal immigration as a way to gain power and name recognition in an interview with CBS television released on Saturday.

Obama: Republicans holding small businesses "hostage"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday accused Republicans of holding American small businesses “hostage to politics” after Republican senators refused to back a $30 billion small-business lending package.