Defense Secretary Allows for Arming Personnel at Military Facilities
In a change of policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided to allow some armed-forces personnel to carry weapons at U.S. military facilities as a defensive measure, following the recent deadly attack on a Marine Corps recruitment office in ...
International Planned Parenthood Got $26 Million in U.S. Aid in Clinton’s Last Two Years At State
Planned Parenthood’s international arm received $26 million in foreign-aid money during Hillary Clinton’s last two years at the State Department, a new report points out, thanks to the Obama administration’s policies.
The U.S. Agency for International Development ...
General Dempsey Undermines Obama’s Case for Iran Deal
President Obama’s claim that Congress must either back his deal with Iran or plan for war does not square with the advice he has received from his top general, Senate lawmakers learned on Wednesday.
Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman ...
John Kerry: Obama Might Not Follow Law if Congress Blocks Iran Deal
Testifying before Congress this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to pledge to follow the law in the event that Congress rejects the deal he negotiated with Iran.
“Let’s say Congress doesn’t take your advice, we override ...
House Republicans: IRS Commissioner Must Go, Even if It Takes Impeachment
A group of House Republican lawmakers called for the ouster of IRS commissioner John Koskinen on Monday, and expressed a willingness to impeach him if he couldn’t be forced from office by other means. The call for Koskinen’s ...
Report: 2.5 Million New Illegal Immigrants Have Entered U.S. Since Obama Took Office
About 2.5 million people have immigrated to the United States illegally since President Obama took office, 790,000 of them in the last two-and-a-half years, according to a new analysis of immigration and census data.
The data marks an improvement over illegal immigration ...
Will Renee Ellmers Become Conservative Activists’ Next Primary Target?
A former county Republican-party chairman is primed to open the next theater in the running fight between grassroots activists and GOP lawmakers viewed as too moderate or cozy with party leadership.
North Carolina congressional candidate Jim Duncan hopes to unseat ...
Thousands of Criminal Immigrants Were Set Free by ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Last Year
Local law enforcement agencies that have “sanctuary” policies for illegal immigrants released nearly 9,000 illegal-immigrant criminals whom federal officials wanted to deport in 2014, according to government records obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies.
#ad#Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials issued 8,811 ...
Matchless Name Recognition and Deep Pockets Make Trump a Threat in Iowa
Donald Trump might be a punch line in East Coast newsrooms, but veteran political operatives regard him as a serious contender in the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses.
Trump’s recent feuding with NBC and Univision has endeared him to some Republican ...
State Department Set to Release Clinton’s Benghazi E-Mails
Two hundred ninety six of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi-related e-mails will be released this afternoon by the State Department, following a lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act.
“These are e-mails that were ...
House Republicans Considering Impeachment of IRS Head over Stonewalling in Lois Lerner Investigation
House Republicans investigating the IRS’s targeting of tea-party groups are seriously considering an effort to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen or other agency employees for “culpable misdemeanors” pertaining to the destruction of e-mails written by Lois Lerner, the former ...
John Boehner Is Not a Man to Be Crossed
John Boehner has found ways to punish the fractious conservatives who have formed into a thorn in his side since attempting a coup at the beginning of the year.
Through means both petty and significant, Boehner has made his displeasure ...
NR Exclusive: Blumenthal's E-Mail to Hillary on Spinning Qaddafi's Fall
Although Hillary Clinton prefers to describe Sidney Blumenthal as nothing but “an old friend,” NR has obtained an exclusive copy of one of the now-infamous e-mails he sent Clinton on the war in Libya, and it suggests otherwise. The e-mail, ...
ICE Failed To Deport 121 Convicts Now Facing Murder Charges
One hundred twenty-one illegal immigrants now facing murder charges were previously released by federal officials from 2010 to 2014, despite President Obama’s previous assurances that his administration is focusing its resources on the deportation of violent criminals.
The Obama administration released ...
Ted Cruz’s Analytics-Driven Plan to Steal the Libertarian Vote from Rand
Ted Cruz needs to pick off enough libertarian votes to hobble Rand Paul, and his data-analytics team thinks it has identified a way to begin to do so.
The recent fight over the expiration of the Patriot Act provisions that ...
Graham Courts National Guard In Bid for Iowa Win
During a visit to Iowa in March, Senator Lindsey Graham insisted that he wouldn’t be running a merely quixotic campaign for the presidency.
“There’s a pathway forward for a guy like me,” Graham told the Des Moines Register. “...
Pro-Obamacare Ad Features Woman Who Already Had Insurance
A new ad featuring a woman who credits Obamacare with alleviating her fear of falling ill while uninsured omits the fact that she already had coverage before enrolling in the government program.
“For 20 years, I was afraid — afraid of getting ...
Wisconsin GOP Fires First Shot in Feingold-Johnson Senate Rematch
The fourth consecutive election cycle to feature Obamacare as a key issue has officially begun. Wisconsin Republican operatives just launched their first attack in one of the most crucial races in the country — the rematch between former Democratic senator Russ ...
John McCain: We’re Losing to ISIS
President Obama’s plan to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS is failing, according to Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.).
“The president [must] recognize that he was incorrect when he said we`re not losing,” McCain said on Face the Nation ...
GOP Hawks Duel over NSA Reforms as Clock Ticks
As the Senate prepares to vote on the most controversial aspects of the Patriot Act, with traditional political coalitions scrambled by Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, conservative foreign policy hawks are burning the phones in the dueling lobbying ...
Heritage Breaks with Rand on NSA
National Security Agency officials should continue to have the power to review phone-data records in pursuit of terrorists, albeit in a reformed manner, according to a rare Heritage Foundation report on the NSA released on the heels of Senator Rand ...
House GOP Opposition to Ex-Im Bank Spreads as Senate Cuts Deal
Opposition to the Export-Import Bank is spreading among House Republicans, even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) broke the impasse over a pending trade bill by promising to allow a vote on the reauthorization of the bank.
In Philadelphia, Paul Doubles Down on Anti-NSA Message
Philadelphia — As fans of Senator Rand Paul waited for their hero take the stage here this morning, one of Paul’s opening acts had a slip of the tongue.
“Are you not thrilled to meet candidate for president, Ron — excuse ...
Could the GOP Really See a Brokered Convention in 2016?
Ask around and you’ll hear a consistent theme from political strategists in the Republican party: The 2016 primary is wide open.
“It is by far the most interesting presidential year since I’ve been involved [in Republican politics],” says Steve ...
DHS Is Not Tracking Its Own Use of 'Prosecutorial Discretion' to Release Illegal Immigrants
Federal officials have not kept track of the number of times they have used “prosecutorial discretion” to justify the release of an illegal immigrant, and they have inadequate information on who is eligible for such treatment, the Department of Homeland ...
Rubio Leaves Crowd of Conservatives Unmoved in South Carolina Speech
Greenville, S.C. — Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential-campaign strategy assumes that he can overcome financial disadvantages by converting voters who see him in person.
At the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, that didn’t happen. “Rubio’s was one ...
Trump Accuses Walker of Plagiarism
Donald Trump, claiming credit for coining the phrase “make America great again,” accused Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) of plagiarism.
“I can come up with other themes, but so can they,” Trump said at the South Carolina Freedom Summit, before ...
Differences Resolved, House GOP Prepares to Reintroduce Pain-Capable Abortion Ban Next Week
House Republicans will vote next week to ban most abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy, ending an intraparty debate that drove a wedge between the GOP and its pro-life base when party leadership had to cancel a vote on ...
McConnell Cuts Short Amendment Process on Corker's Iran Bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is expected to end debate on a bill providing for congressional review of President Obama’s pending deal with Iran, setting the stage for a vote later this week.
“We’re going to ...
Railing Against 'Crony Capitalism,' Carly Fiorina Makes Her Case
Carly Fiorina made the case for her prospective presidential candidacy on Saturday, just days before she’s expected to officially jump into the race, telling a room full of conservative activists and writers that she has the policy background and ...
2009 Intel Assessment Shows Obama's Policies Didn't Slow Iranian Nuke Program
After years of claiming that economic sanctions were creating the opportunity for President Obama to negotiate with Iran over the regime’s nuclear program, the administration is now claiming that the failure of those sanctions necessitates negotiating.
Vice President Joe ...
Paul Ryan to Obama: Don't Blame GOP Congress for Baltimore Riots
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) derided President Obama’s suggestion that Republican lawmakers contributed to the problems in Baltimore through a refusal to pass “mass investments in urban communities” onstage at the NRI Ideas Summit ...
State Department Hands Over Documents from Internal Benghazi Review
State Department officials released more than 4,000 documents and notes that provided the basis for the department’s internal review of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) announced today.
The Accountability Review Board documents were first subpoenaed ...
It Appears the State Department Has Had a Policy of Retaining Senior Officials' Emails Since 2009
When State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that the emails of senior officials at Foggy Bottom weren’t automatically archived until “February of this year,” it raised the question of why Hillary Clinton had claimed that her emails to ...
Mike Lee: Kennedy and Roberts Are the Swing Votes on Same-Sex Marriage
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy showed less support than expected for the argument in favor of holding that gay couples have a constitutional right to get married, according to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah).
“I expected a little bit more ...
'Clinton Cash' Author Finds Eleven 'Coincidences'
Bill Clinton gave 11 speeches during his wife’s tenure as secretary of state, each connected to companies that had business pending before the State Department, according to the author of a new book on the Clinton Foundation, who notes that ...
Fearing Racism Charges, Senate Republicans Cave on Lynch
When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) postponed the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general in order to break the filibuster of a human-trafficking bill, Senator Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) punished him by suggesting that the delay ...
For Cruz and Perry, Texas Is Make-or-Break
When then-governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) faced an indictment for threatening to veto the budget of a Democratic district attorney who was arrested for drunk driving, Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) had his back.
“Unfortunately, there has been a sad ...
IG Warns Senate: State Department Can Spy On Us
State Department officials have the power to “read, modify, [or] delete” the investigations conducted by the inspector general tasked with providing independent oversight of.
“If they wanted to, they could read, modify, delete any of our work,” Steve Linick, the ...
Meet Jeb Bush's National Security Adviser
They may have been mocked at the time, but the views Mitt Romney articulated on the campaign trail in 2012 about foreign affairs are now considered not just clear-sighted but clairvoyant. He said that the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq was ...
Hillary Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That's What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United
Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. Clinton said that the Citizens United ruling should be reversed “once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment,” ...
Rubio to Jeb: I Won't 'Wait My Turn'
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) made an oblique reference to his budding rivalry with former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) during the speech announcing his presidential campaign.
“I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my ...
DNC Chair: Rubio 'a Prune' Compared with Hillary Clinton
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) “a prune wrapped in tinsel” today in an attempt to rebut the suggestion that he makes a “fresh” contrast with Hillary ...
Reporter Cries Wolf When Rand Paul Ends One Interview To Start Another
Democrats pounced on Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for apparently running away from a tough question today, but it turns out he was simply ending one interview to head to another.
“Pleased Rand Paul gave us a live Periscope interview,” ...
Will Rand's Temper Hurt Him?
Kentucky senator Rand Paul, the libertarian ophthalmologist with an eye on the White House, takes a stoic perspective when reflecting on his contentious relationship with the press.
“I don’t complain too much,” Paul told the New York Times on ...
Rand Paul Looks to Tea Party As He Prepares For War With Jeb and Hillary
Louisville, Ky. — Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) claimed the mantle of the political outsider in a presidential campaign announcement that sets up an easy line of attack on Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton while advancing his efforts to court independents ...
Paul's Message: I'm the Same Old Rand And I Can Win
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) released a video montage previewing his expected Tuesday presidential announcement with a simple message: I’m the same Rand Paul I’ve always been and I can win.
The video opens with CNN’s Candy ...
Would Jeb Bush Take On His Former Business Partners in the Hospital Industry to Repeal Obamacare?
In early 2007, Tenet Healthcare Corp., the giant, publicly traded hospital conglomerate, was reeling. The previous year, the company had been forced to agree to a $900 million settlement with the Justice Department in a Medicare-fraud scandal. Seeking to improve its reputation, ...
Flashback: Obama: Iran Only Wants 'Defensive' Nukes
If President Obama seems less worried than Israel that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons as a result of his administration’s negotiations with the regime, maybe that’s because he’s less worried than Israel about Iran having nuclear weapons.
Hillary Clinton Defies Subpoena, 'Wiped Her Server Clean'
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton failed to provide any new documents to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, instead notifying the committee that she has “wipe[d] her server clean,” the lead investigator announced.
“After seeking and ...
GOP Lawmakers: Did Iran Brief Administration Officials on Secret Side Deals?
President Obama’s refusal to allow Congress to review the newly-discovered “side deals” with Iran has Republican lawmakers steaming, even pushing to halt the larger deal’s review process, on the argument that the White House isn’t complying with ...
Boehner: Coup Motion ‘Not Even Deserving of a Vote’
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) dismissed a rank-and-file lawmaker’s attempt to strip him of his gavel as an inconsequential maneuver Wednesday.
Representative Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), who temporarily lost a subcommittee chairmanship for voting against leadership but ...
Reformocon Group Bids to Shape GOP Agenda in 2016
A group of conservative writers and policy experts unveiled a new suite of reforms Tuesday that they hope could set the tone for the 2016 presidential election and shape the GOP agenda if Republicans retake the White House.
The Conservative Reform ...
Report: U.S. Spent $1.87 Billion to Incarcerate Illegal-Immigrant Criminals in 2014
American taxpayers paid approximately $1.87 billion to house imprisoned illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2014, and almost all of that financial burden was shouldered by the states, according to a new study of state and federal data.
Illegal-immigrant crime has been in ...
House Republican: Obama Administration Won’t Release Full Iran Deal to Congress
President Obama won’t allow Congress to review two key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear deal, Republican lawmakers learned from international partners last week.
Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency ...
Concerned Vets Slam Trump’s Clarification of McCain Comments
A conservative veterans’ group has slammed Donald Trump for his controversial remarks about Arizona senator John McCain’s capture during the Vietnam War, and for his effort to clarify those remarks in a follow-up statement.
“A man who received four ...
Obama Administration Beats Nuns in Contraception Mandate Lawsuit
A federal appeals court has ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups who argued that Obamacare’s contraception mandate, and the “accomodation” crafted for the groups by President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department, ...
GOP Senator Urges Loretta Lynch to Deny DOJ Funding to 'Sanctuary Cities'
Justice Department officials should stop providing federal grants to local “municipalities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws,” a senior Republican senator said yesterday in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Alabama senator Richard Shelby is calling on ...
Liberal Justices Complain Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, Even Though It's in the Constitution
Two Supreme Court justices made the case against the constitutionality of the death penalty Monday, even though it is specifically named in the U.S. Constitution.
Justice Stephen Breyer disagreed with the five justices who ruled today that a particular ...
Scalia Slams Roberts as Biased In Obamacare Cases
In a blistering dissent from the majority in King v. Burwell this morning, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said President Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement should be called “SCOTUScare” rather than Obamacare, in light of how many times ...
Gowdy Accuses Dem Counterpart of Blocking Benghazi Investigation
Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), the chairman of the special panel investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, voiced a new level of frustration with his Democratic counterpart today.
Gowdy accused Representative Elijah Cummings of helping the Obama administration to ...
Federal Judge Reopens Suit to Obtain Huma Abedin's Clinton E-Mails
A federal judge has reopened a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that aims to obtain e-mails between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her longtime aide, Huma Abedin, saying that the discovery of Clinton’s private server warranted the ...
Jim Jordan Puts GOP Leadership on Notice
When a group of House conservatives voted last week to kill a trade bill favored by President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders who support the measure steamed. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R., S.C.) celebrated the revolt ...
Top Senate Dem Threatens To Shut Down Government
Patty Murray, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the Senate, threatened today to provoke a government shutdown this fall if the Republican-controlled Congress won’t agree to a budget more in line with President Obama’s priorities.
“Republicans have a choice,” Murray ...
Obama Hits Supreme Court For Agreeing to Take King v. Burwell in the First Place
President Obama took a shot at the Supreme Court today for even agreeing to hear King v. Burwell — the pending lawsuit challenging the legality of how his team has implemented Obamacare — in the first place.
“This should be an easy ...
How a Conservative Victory in King v. Burwell Could Quickly Turn Into a Political Defeat
Congressional Republicans are increasingly worried that a Supreme Court victory in King v. Burwell may prove a Pyrrhic one.
With House and Senate leadership not yet united behind a single plan, congressional Republicans have been forced to contemplate a nightmare ...
The Clinton Foundation Took Money from Saudi Propagandists
In December 2008, as Hillary Clinton prepared for the hearings that would confirm her as the next U.S. secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation disclosed a list of its donors — separated into tiers by amount given — to reassure the public ...
Carly Fiorina Is a Great Communicator
Oklahoma City — A Republican activist approached Carly Fiorina after her speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference Saturday not just to pledge her support, but also to say that she hopes her daughter grows up to be like the longshot ...
Jeb Bush: ‘Go to the Black Churches and Talk About School Choice’
Oklahoma City, Okla. — Earlier today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush touted his record of education reform in the state with perhaps the strongest grassroots opposition to the Common Core standards his foundation supports, and it turned out alright.
“Education reform ...
Christie Defends His Record, His Bluntness, and the NSA in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla. — At the Southern Republican Leadership Conference here today, Governor Chris Christie (R., N.J.) built the case for his presidential candidacy around the argument that he has the policy expertise and the experience needed to correct President ...
Jeb Bush: Rand Paul Is ‘Wrong’ About Patriot Act
Former governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) dismissed Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster against the mass collection of phone records authorized by the Patriot Act, saying today that the National Security Agency program is constitutional.
“I think he’s wrong in ...
A Quote That May Come Back to Haunt Rand Paul
When Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) induced an abortion-related gaffe from Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, pro-life activists hailed him as one of their most effective messengers in presidential politics — but he doesn’t intend to build his 2016 ...
Bolton Passes on Presidential Run
Former U.S. ambassador John Bolton announced today that he will not run for president, though he may still use his super PAC and nonprofit organizations to ensure that a national-security hawk wins the Republican nomination.
“The people that want ...
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
House Republicans passed a bill banning most abortions after 20-weeks, when in utero babies can feel pain, by a 242-184 vote.
“Exactly 2 years ago to the day, one Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing a mother and murdering innocent, late ...
Carly Fiorina Has Taken 314 More Questions Than Hillary Clinton
Carly Fiorina’s campaign points out that she has taken 314 more questions from the press than Hillary Clinton has since their respective presidential campaign announcements.
Fiorina has answered 322 questions since last Monday according to a memo from her team, while, ...
Cruz: Not All Republicans Back Religious Liberty
Greenville, S.C. — Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) signaled a new line of attack on Republican rivals, arguing that not all of his rivals defended religious liberty when Indiana passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“Indiana was a sorting moment, ...
Scott Walker Targets Jeb Bush in South Carolina Speech
Greenville, S.C. — Governor Scott Walker’s appearance at the South Carolina Freedom Summit wasn’t quite a series of standing ovations interrupted by his speech, but it was close.
“Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” an an attendee shouted over the applause ...
The GOP Debate: A Toothless Iran Bill or No Iran Bill
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) hosted a meeting with Senators Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), and Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Monday to discuss the prospects of voting on several Republican amendments to a bill ...
The Clinton Cash List of Bill Clinton's Shady, Foreign-Financed Speeches
Bill Clinton recently defended his high-priced speeches by explaining that he’s “gotta pay our bills,” but Peter Schweizer’s much-discussed forthcoming book Clinton Cash suggests that there’s a sense in which Hillary Clinton has been the real family ...
Flashback: Bill Clinton Predicted Foundation Donations Would Trip Hillary
None other than Bill Clinton predicted that donations made to the Clinton Foundation would emerge as a stumbling block to his wife’s presidential ambitions.
“I think there would be all these questions about whether people would try to win ...
Rubio: 'There Is No Right to Illegally Immigrate'
Senator Marco Rubio is “increasingly optimistic” that he’ll win the 2016 presidential election, but he understands that he’ll have to overcome the conservative frustration with his work on the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill to do so.
Paul Ryan: Of Course Hillary Seems Fake — She Has 15 Consultants Telling Her What to Say!
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan joked about Hillary Clinton’s stiffness on the campaign trail, as he advised potential contenders to defy “consultants” who want them to be “risk averse.”
“I just watch Hillary Clinton and I can ...
President Obama Averages One Veto Threat Every Five Days
President Obama spent years tarring House Republicans as the cause of a “do-nothing” Congress, but House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) has turned that critique back on him.
Obama welcomed the new Congress by issuing veto threats about once ...
Budget Reconciliation Is Not the Silver Bullet Obamacare’s Foes Hoped It Would Be
When then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded, days before the 2014 midterms, that a full repeal of Obamacare would require 60 votes, the conservative activist wing of the GOP exploded.
“This is why nobody believes Mitch McConnell anymore,” said Mary Vought, spokeswoman ...
Obama’s Lawyer: Religious Institutions May Lose Tax-Exempt Status If Court Rules for Gay Marriage
Religious institutions could be at risk of losing their tax-exempt status due to their beliefs about marriage if the Supreme Court holds that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, President Obama’s attorney acknowledged to the Supreme Court ...
Hillary Clinton: ‘Religious Beliefs Have to Be Changed’ to Accommodate Abortion
Hillary Clinton believes that “religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” to expand access to abortion.
Clinton said today that it’s not enough to legalize the procedure. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health ...
Senate GOP Advances Lynch Nomination, Avoids Nuclear Option Fight
Sixty-six senators, including 20 Republicans, voted to end debate on Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general today, setting up a final vote for her confirmation and averting the first major test of the so-called “nuclear option” since Republicans took control ...
GOP Lets Democrats 'Save Face' in Human Trafficking Fight
Top Senate Republicans and Democrats negotiated a conclusion to the impasse that had delayed the passage of a anti-human trafficking bill and a vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department.
Hillary Clinton ‘Surprised’ That Small Businesses Are Struggling
Hillary Clinton admitted today that she was “surprised” to learn that the people who told her small businesses have struggled in recent years were actually correct.
Clinton noted that small business creation has “stalled out,” to her chagrin. “I was ...
Hillary's 'Scooby' Tour Is Giving Sarah Palin Ideas . . .
Sarah Palin suggested today that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign kickoff is an imitation of the bus tour that the former vice presidential candidate conducted while mulling a bid of her own before the 2012 election cycle.
“This Hillary Scooby-Doo Tour ...
Rubio’s Media-Friendly Strategy
Miami — Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) hopes to draw a sharp contrast with Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 presidential-election cycle. On Monday, he got his first chance. Clinton, after weeks of battling a scandal about the e-mails that she hid from ...
Rubio Jabs Hillary and Jeb: 'Leaders of the Past'
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will lament that “too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the twentieth century” when he announces his presidential campaign later this evening, a clear jab at Hillary Clinton that also functions ...
Rubio Hates the Senate, So He's Running for President
Of the three Tea Party favorites angling for the White House, Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) has the most to lose — on paper. Unlike Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), Rubio will most likely give ...
DNC Chair: No Restrictions on Abortion
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) opposed any restrictions on abortion in a response to Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), who challenged her to identify a single scenario in which it should be illegal.
“I support letting women and their ...
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Are Each Running Away from the 'Mushy Middle.'
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) pitched their presidential announcements to different audiences, but they have one thing in common: they’re both running against the “mushy middle.”
Paul used the phrase while reminding New ...
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hopes to bring a little shock and awe to the 2016 Republican presidential-primary season.
“All this week is going to be is a reminder of why Rand Paul was, six months ago, considered on many people’...
Hillary Clinton’s team warned former Governor Martin O’Malley (D., Md.): his rebellion has not gone unnoticed.
From the Washington Examiner’s Byron York:
Recently, a representative from the Hillary Clinton camp delivered a message to Martin O’Malley, ...
Harry Reid Admits He Lies On The Senate Floor
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) confirmed the suspicions raised among Republicans during the recent fight over the human trafficking bill: he lies on the Senate floor.
Reid has no regrets about accusing Mitt Romney, without evidence, of failing ...
Benghazi Committee Requests Hillary Clinton Interview
A House panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks requested that Hillary Clinton explain her decision to delete the emails that she kept off of a government server.
“[T]his committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton ...
The Political Downside of Reid's Retirement
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) delighted Republicans across the country this morning by announcing that he will not seek reelection.
“On the verge of losing his own election and after losing the majority, Senator Harry Reid has decided ...