DHS Official Rejects Obama’s Latest Gun Control Proposal
President Obama’s latest gun-control proposal hit a surprising snag on Thursday when a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security objected to the idea of banning people on the no-fly list from purchasing weapons.
“I believe it would ...
McConnell ‘Appalled’ by Leaks About Brokered-Convention Discussion
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) rebuffed any speculation that he hopes to influence a prospective fight to pick a nominee at the Republican National Convention, in response to a report that a group of GOP leaders had discussed ...
Pelosi: San Bernardino Shows Guns Are ‘a Public-Health Issue’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) compared the San Bernardino terrorist attack to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School three years ago, arguing on Friday that the attack demonstrates the need for increased gun control.
“Sandy Hook and ...
FBI director: Feds Missed Signs San Bernardino Shooter Was Jihadist During Visa Screening
One of the San Bernardino shooters came to the United States with the intention of carrying out a terrorist attack, FBI director James Comey told Congress on Wednesday.
Comey said he doesn’t know if a terrorist group arranged the ...
Cruz Rejects Trump's Muslim Immigration Ban
Senator Ted Cruz has unveiled a bill to allow governors to bar the placement of Syrian refugees in their states, citing the difficulty that the Department of Homeland Security faces in attempting to vet the refugees for potential terrorist ties.
White House: San Bernardino Vetting ‘Not as Strict’ as Syrian-Refugee Vetting
Syrian refugees will go through a stricter Department of Homeland Security vetting process than the one reportedly used to screen one of the San Bernardino shooters, President Obama’s spokesman assured reporters Friday.
The issue arose from reports that Tashfeen ...
Administration's Defense of Obamacare Contradicted by HHS
President Obama offered a vigorous defense of Obamacare on Wednesday and promised to veto a bill repealing major components of the law, which Republicans hope to put on his desk before Christmas.
“The Affordable Care Act is working and is ...
House Dem: Obama Could Cause 'Devastating Nuclear War' With Russia
President Obama is sending an “expeditionary force” of U.S. military special operators to carry out raids against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, a move that expands on their decision to send about 50 special operators to Syria to coordinate air ...
GOP Senator: U.S. Debt Could Be Paid Off — in 460 Years
Defense Department officials offered $283,500 to researchers who could monitor the nests of the California gnatcatcher, a tiny bird that the federal government has deemed “threatened” since 1993.
That’s one example of questionable spending recorded in “Federal Fumbles,” a chronicle of ...
State Department: Iran Deal Is Not 'Legally Binding' and Iran Didn't Sign It
President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by ...
Lawmakers Ask Top Generals to Defy Obama if He Tries to Close Gitmo
A group of House Republicans has asked the nation’s top generals to defy President Obama if he attempts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by executive order.
The 16 veteran lawmakers told the members of the Joint Chiefs of ...
Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson ‘Probably Not’ Qualified to Be President
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is “probably not” ready for the job, according to leading conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um — probably not at this stage,” Limbaugh told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace ...
Veto-Proof House Majority Backs Halt to Syrian Refugee Program
Legislation that would halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States passed the House with broad bipartisan support today, as President Obama’s team failed to assure even many Democrats that the current resettlement process is secure.
Obama: GOP Rhetoric ‘Potent Recruitment Tool' for ISIS
President Obama accused Republicans of delivering a propaganda victory to ISIS by opposing his plan to bring Syrian refugees to the United States.
“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for [ISIS] than some of the rhetoric coming ...
John Kerry: Charlie Hebdo Shooting is ‘Different’ from Paris Attacks
Secretary of State John Kerry believes that the terrorist attacks in Paris last week are a more demonstrable assault on Western society than the massacre of Charlie Hebdo writers that took place in January.
Kerry made the distinction while addressing ...
Rand Paul Calls for 'Immediate Moratorium on Visas for Refugees'
Senator Rand Paul is introducing legislation to impose “an immediate moratorium on visas for refugees” in response to the Paris terrorist attacks.
“I think that the best way to defend the country from attackers, attackers that don’t really have ...
Jindal Protests Sending of Syrian Refugees to New Orleans
Governor Bobby Jindal protested the settlement of Syrian refugees in New Orleans in a letter to President Obama following the terrorist attack in Paris.
“It is irresponsible and severely disconcerting to place individuals, who may or may not have ties ...
U.S. Targets ‘Jihadi John’ In Airstrike
“Jihadi John,” who murdered several Western captives in propaganda videos for ISIS, may be dead.
The terrorist, Mohamed Emwazi, was targeted in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria on Thursday. “”We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will ...
Paul Ryan Warns Obama against Closing Guantanamo Bay
House speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) warned President Obama Tuesday against defying the lawmakers who have voted to prevent him from transferring prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to the U.S.
“He doesn’t have the authority to ...
The White House Is Running Out of Time to Implement Its Immigration Policies
President Obama may not be able to fully implement his highly touted executive orders on immigration after a federal court ruling guaranteed that the case will be tied up in the judiciary until next year.
Justice Department officials are appealing ...
Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline to Preserve America's 'Global Leadership' on Climate Change
President Obama announced today that the State Department would not permit the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying that the project’s completion would rob the U.S. of the moral authority to pressure other countries toward action on ...
Aide: Ben Carson's Success Proves America is 'Not Racist'
Ben Carson’s strength in the Republican presidential primary proves that the United States is “not racist,” according to a senior advisor to the famed neurosurgeon.
“Some people would say today that the GOP is racist, [or that] they would ...
Pentagon Paid Sports Teams $6.8M To Honor Troops
Professional sports teams across the country received $6.8 million from the Defense Department for displays of “paid patriotism,” such as salutes to wounded warriors, according to a new congressional report released Wednesday.
Contracts were extended to teams in five major sports ...
Senate Democrats Look to Consolidate Wins from Budget Deal
Senate Democrats have issued the opening salvo in an effort to consolidate the victories they achieved in last week’s budget and debt-limit deal, accusing new House speaker Paul Ryan of flirting with the idea of a government shutdown in ...
Paul Ryan Drops Boehner’s ‘No Shutdowns’ Pledge
New House speaker Paul Ryan gave a preview today of how he plans to change congressional GOP tactics when he was asked about the coming fight to fund the federal government beyond December 11.
“This is the legislative branch and the ...
Paul Ryan: Honeymoon Will Last 'About 35 Minutes’
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New House speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t expect the conservative base to give him much of a grace period before it starts demanding results.
“About 35 minutes,” Ryan told Fox News Sunday this ...
White House: U.S. Troops Going to Syria Won't Be 'Game-Changer'
President Obama is sending a small number of special-operations forces to Syria in support of the U.S.-allied groups that have been fighting ISIS and Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, but he doesn’t expect them to have a decisive ...
Devin Nunes Won't Seek Ways and Means Gavel, at Ryan's Request
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) will remain in that position rather than attempting to succeed Paul Ryan as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Nunes’s decision sets up a one-on-one race between Representative Kevin ...
House Conservatives Give Ryan a Pass on Budget Deal
Paul Ryan’s decision to vote for the controversial budget deal John Boehner negotiated with the White House isn’t expected to complicate his ascension to the speaker’s chair.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), despite making plain ...
Jeff Sessions and Mike Lee: Broken Senate ‘May Never Be Fixed’
Two Republican senators offered a bleak criticism of the pending debt-limit deal and, implicitly, of Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell’s leadership since Republicans took the majority.
“The Senate is broken,” Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R., ...
Jason Chaffetz Offers Bill to Impeach IRS Commissioner
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen faces impeachment over his response to the Tea Party targeting scandal that House Republicans have been investigating since it was first revealed two years ago.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason ...
House Investigator: Hillary Clinton Is Whitewashing VA Scandal
Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Republicans have exaggerated the failings of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) drew a sharp rebuke today from the lead House investigator of the department’s deficiencies.
Whistleblowers revealed last year that VA officials “were ...
Mitt Romney: 'Without Romneycare, I Don’t Think We Would Have Obamacare'
Mitt Romney took responsibility for the passage of Obamacare on Friday, allowing that the health-care policy he enacted as Massachusetts governor paved the way for the national law.
Romney made the comment while praising his friend Thomas Stemberg, the Staples ...
Clinton: Libya Ambassador 'Did Not' Have My Email Address
In her appearance before the House Benghazi Committee today, committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being more accessible to long-time confidante Sidney Blumenthal than to the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, after ...
CIA Director's Hacked E-mails Could Provide 'Classified Picture' to Foreign Spies
CIA director John Brennan’s personal e-mails may soon be released to the public by the hackers:
ANNOUNCE: We have obtained the contents of CIA Chief John Brennan’s email account and will be releasing it shortly.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 21, 2015
What Is Paul Ryan Thinking?
Paul Ryan has his House Republican colleagues thoroughly confused about whether or not he will run for speaker.
An unusual Tuesday night meeting of the House GOP conference might provide clarity — or it might not. “I heard one person tell ...
Pelosi Skeptical Of Obama Plan to Leave Troops in Afghanistan
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) expressed skepticism Friday about President Obama’s plan to leave 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016.
“I look forward to a high-level briefing on what will be accomplished by doing this,” Pelosi said ...
Thousands of Obamacare Enrollees Lose Their Plans, Again
Another health-insurance co-op created through Obamacare is closing next year, putting thousands of enrollees in the position of having to find new health-insurance plans or face fines under the law’s individual mandate.
Tennessee’s co-op, which allows 27,000 people to ...
White House: Hillary Clinton Lied about Reading TPP Deal
President Obama’s spokesman cast doubt today on Hillary Clinton’s claim, during last night’s Democratic debate, that she decided to oppose the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal after reviewing its details.
A reporter asked White House ...
Ted Cruz: 'Next Speaker Should Be Mark Levin'
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) suggested yesterday that his congressional colleagues should tap a conservative talk-show host as House speaker John Boehner’s successor.
“I think the next speaker should be Mark Levin,” Cruz said in Iowa on Monday.
Conservative Activists Target Paul Ryan
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) hasn’t yet agreed to take the speaker’s gavel, and some conservative activists want to keep it that way.
ForAmerica’s Brent Bozell issued a preemptive denunciation of Ryan ...
Report: ISIS To Execute 180 Christians
ISIS is expected to execute 180 Assyrian Christians kidnapped as a part of an ethnic-cleansing campaign, international monitors report.
The terrorist group “has specifically targeted Assyrians, looking to drive them out of their millennia-old communities,” according to the Christian Post. Reuters ...
Issa Blasts Chaffetz's Oversight Committee: Not 'Holding Government Accountable'
The void left by Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign has brought tensions to a boil between the top watchdog in the House and the man who preceded him.
In the aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s decision ...
Report: Number of Sanctuary Cities Rises to 340
Sanctuary cities are on the rise, as the number of jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security officials has risen to 340, according to a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
About 1,000 criminal immigrants per ...
Obama: Tax Cuts Create Jobs and Prosperity for All Americans
President Obama provided an extended explanation Tuesday of how lower taxes create prosperity even for Americans who do not directly benefit from the policy change.
Obama offered the remarks when asked by Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal how the trade deal ...
Tiny Drone Delivers Diss to Congress
A tiny drone delivered a special message to Congress yesterday, by crashing into Cannon House Office Building.
The message was not complimentary. “Today somebody crashed a ‘flying f@$&’ drone into our office window,” Heather Swift, a spokeswoman for Representative Ryan ...
McCarthy Could Face Serious Challenge from Chaffetz in Speaker's Race
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) may jump into the race to succeed outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
Since Boehner announced his upcoming resignation last Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has loomed as his presumptive ...
Flawed Candidates Keep Majority Leader's Race Close
A potential nail-biter is shaping up in the race for majority leader of the House. Contributing to the suspense is the sense among GOP lawmakers that both House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price (Ga.) and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (...
House Insurgents Want Concessions from Kevin McCarthy
Speaker John Boehner’s resignation could kick off a new round of skirmishing between conservatives and moderate Republicans, regardless of what happens in the race to replace him atop the House GOP conference.
The outlines of the fight were apparent ...
Conservatives Look to Claim Majority Leader’s Post if McCarthy Moves Up
House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price (R., Ga.) has emerged as the lawmaker most likely to deliver a victory for conservatives looking to inject new blood into the leadership ranks.
If current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) capitalizes ...
Jeff Sessions: Omnibus Bill Is a ‘Betrayal’ of GOP Voters
Senator Jeff Sessions, leading immigration hawk, described the omnibus spending package as a “betrayal” of voters who backed Republicans in the 2014 midterms.
“The voters put Republicans in a majority in the 2014 midterm elections — a vote which constituted a clear decision ...
RNC's Brokered-Convention Talk Angers Grassroots Activists
Grassroots activists are not happy about the prospect of a brokered convention blocking the nomination of Donald Trump or another insurgent as the GOP’s 2016 standard-bearer.
“The Republican establishment is playing with fire if they take any action that is ...
GOP Rep: 'Dozens' of Terror Plots Brewing ‘In Kansas Today’
Counterterrorism officials are tracking dozens of plots brewing Kansas, of all places, according to a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“There are dozens and dozens of investigations of radical Islamic terrorists in Kansas today,” Representative Mike ...
E-mail: Military Offered to Send Rescue Team to Benghazi During Attack
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offered to send a military team to the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya as it was being attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2012, a newly-released e-mail reveals.
“After consulting with General Dempsey, General Ham and ...
Santorum Worries Bill Clinton Spread Abortion Rumor about His Wife
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum believes Bill Clinton may have spread a rumor that his wife had a late-term abortion in the late 90s and covered it up.
“It was very upsetting to the family that the president . . . would think ...
Report: San Bernardino Shooter Passed DHS Counterterrorism Vetting
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) want President Obama to release the immigration records of the San Bernardino shooters, arguing they should play a key role in the coming debate over funding the Syrian refugee ...
Feds: Asylum Claims Have Doubled Since 2010, with Help of Fraudsters
Though over 100,000 people claimed asylum in the United States in 2014, the federal government only has “limited capabilities to detect asylum fraud,” according to a new government audit.
About 4,500 people claimed asylum with the assistance of lawyers and application preparers who ...
Jeff Sessions Goes to the Mattresses on Immigration Funding
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) wants congressional Republicans to deny funding for President Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement plan and other immigration programs.
“As currently written, this year’s appropriations bills — which will be combined into a catch-all ‘omnibus’ by ...
Number of Unaccompanied Kids Crossing Border Has Doubled in Last Year
The number of Central American children arriving at America’s southwest border is increasing, amid new worries that federal officials are placing some children into dangerous environments.
Nearly 5,000 minors have arrived at the southwest border in fiscal year 2016, a 97 percent ...
Rand Paul: Downed Russian Jet Could Lead to Nuclear War
Senator Rand Paul thinks that Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday could draw the United States into nuclear war.
“The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet illustrates precisely why we need open lines of communication ...
John Kerry Won’t Say if ISIS Is Gaining Strength
Secretary of State John Kerry conceded Monday that another terrorist attack in the United States is inevitable, but urged Americans to remain calm.
“People need to not panic,” he told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie. “There is a strategy in place ...
Cruz: Muslim Database Would Be Unconstitutional
Ted Cruz broke with rival Republican presidential contender Donald Trump on Friday, saying the idea of a database to track Muslim Americans is unconstitutional.
“I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s but I’m not a fan of ...
John Kerry Walks Back Charlie Hebdo ‘Rationale’ Comments
Secretary of State John Kerry is walking back his suggestion that January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre had “a rationale” that was absent from the ISIS-backed attack on Paris last week.
“There are no grounds of history — religion, ideology, psychology, politics, ...
House Republicans Push Lynch to Name Special Prosecutor in Clinton Probe
Forty-four House Republicans called for a special prosecutor to investigate the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server in a letter hand-delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday.
“Members of the military and intelligence communities ...
Lynch: Lois Lerner Protected by DOJ's 'Prosecutorial Discretion'
Justice Department officials used “prosecutorial discretion” to shelter former IRS official Lois Lerner from a grand jury after she was held in contempt of Congress.
“I believe that in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the matter was handled and was ...
Obama Insists ISIS Is Contained
President Obama is standing by his Friday morning statement that “we have contained” ISIS in the wake of the group’s deadly attacks in Paris.
“Part of the reason that it is important what we do in Iraq and Syria ...
Obama: Carson ‘Doesn’t Know Much’ About Foreign Policy
President Obama took a shot at Republican White House hopeful Ben Carson’s foreign-policy chops yesterday, in response to the famed neurosurgeon’s claim that it would be “fairly easy” to destroy ISIS.
“What I think is that he doesn’...
Cruz Hammers Rubio on Gang of Eight
Senator Ted Cruz faulted his Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio Thursday for voting against border-security amendments to the Gang of Eight immigration bill, an attack that makes explicit the veiled shots he took at Rubio during the GOP debate in ...
Kerry Warns College Students: Climate-Policy Critics ‘Put Us All At Risk’
Secretary of State John Kerry warned that opponents of his views on climate change policy “put us all at risk,” as he painted a grim portrait of environmental disaster on Tuesday.
“It would be better for all of us if ...
Grassley: DHS Memos Show Plans to Defy Court Order Blocking Executive Amnesty
A pair of leaked memos shows the Department of Homeland Security is planning to circumvent the federal-court ruling that bars implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, according to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley.
“It appears as ...
Chinese Dissident: Obama's Human-Rights Weakness a 'Direct Threat to Free Democracy'
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese human-rights activist who made a daring escape from house arrest in 2012, doubts that Hillary Clinton will fight for human rights in his country if she wins the White House.
“So far I can’t tell that ...
White House Touts Rising Obamacare Penalties
White House press secretary Josh Earnest touted the rising individual-mandate penalties imposed on Americans who don’t have health insurance today, saying they will drive Obamacare enrollment this year.
“At least some of the people who would be subject to ...
Harry Reid: Kate's Law 'Yet Another Attack on the Immigrant Community'
Senator Ted Cruz skirmished with Senate minority leader Harry Reid Wednesday over a bill that would impose mandatory-minimum sentences on criminal immigrants who return to the United States following deportation.
The Texas Republican took to the Senate floor to celebrate ...
Christie: 'Lots of Democrats' Would Agree with Rubio on Immigration
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie uncorked a direct attack on rival GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio Tuesday, accusing Rubio of flip-flopping on immigration and tolerating President Obama’s executive-amnesty orders.
“I don’t know why anyone would want to have ...
The VA Solved Its Disability Backlog by Putting Other Veterans in a Jam
It has been a frustrating semester for veterans trying to get their education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Still waiting on checks from August, September, October and now November,” one man wrote in a comment on the VA’...
DHS: 179,000 Convicted Immigrants Remain in U.S.
About 179,000 criminal immigrants remain in the country despite being convicted of crimes, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which also told Congress that sanctuary cities should not be required to cooperate with immigration officers.
Almost 1 million people have ...
Rand Paul’s 20-Minute Filibuster
Kentucky Republican Rand Paul kicked off the third filibuster of his Senate career, a denunciation of the debt limit negotiated between GOP leadership and the White House — and then he walked off the floor.
“This filibuster will go on to ...
Ryan Strikes Optimistic Tone in First Speech as Speaker
Backed by the vast majority of House Republicans, newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan vowed to “wipe the slate clean” today, outlining a vision for ending the bitter battles between leadership and rank-and-file that hampered John Boehner’s final days in ...
Mike Lee: Cyber Bill Lets Companies Violate User Agreements
A Senate-passed cybersecurity bill allows companies to violate the user agreements they formed with consumers, according to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah).
The tea-party senator voted against the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which passed 74–21. “This bill was a compromise between ...
Ryan Rips Boehner behind Closed Doors
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner’s last-minute debt-limit deal is a textbook example of what Paul Ryan has promised not to do as leader of the Republican conference.
“I think the process stinks,” the incoming speaker told reporters Tuesday. ”We ...
Jeff Sessions: Kill Boehner/Obama Budget Deal
Senate conservatives want to kill the just-announced budget and debt-limit deal that outgoing House speaker John Boehner negotiated with the White House.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) called for a short-term agreement that would buy time beyond the November 3 debt-limit ...
Ryan Promises Freedom Caucus He’ll Reduce Crackdown on Dissenters
Fresh off a week of intrigue that saw him emerge all-but-assured of succeeding Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan met with the House Tea Party Caucus on Friday morning.
His message, according to the caucus’s chairman, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp?
Cruz, Rubio, Lee Accuse House GOP of Breaking Obamacare Repeal Promise
A trio of Tea Party senators, including two presidential candidates, has accused House Republicans of breaking their promise to repeal Obamacare through a procedural maneuver known as reconciliation.
House Republicans plan to use the reconciliation process, which prevents bills related ...
Republicans Map Out Battle Plan for Clinton's Benghazi Hearing
Hillary Clinton will make her only appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday, and her Republican interrogators are determined to make the most of it.
Public congressional hearings have a tendency to dissolve into empty theater, but the ...
Boehner Floats Debt-Limit Fight
Congressional Republicans itching for a fight over increasing the debt limit might get their wish, outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) suggested on Tuesday.
Boehner acknowledged the difficulty of getting the 218 votes needed to pass a bill that would ...
Rand Paul Takes a Shot At Paul Ryan as Leadership Suspense Builds
Senator Rand Paul took a shot at Paul Ryan last night, just as the former vice presidential candidate was returning to D.C. to decide if he will run for House speaker.
The Kentucky Republican faulted Ryan for cutting a 2013 ...
John Kerry: ‘Read the Scriptures’ to Learn About Climate Change
Secretary of State John Kerry declared the scientific debate surrounding climate change “over” today, claiming the mantle of religious authority for his stance on the issue.
“The scientific debate may have had legitimacy once upon a time, but it is ...
Judiciary Chairs: Obama's Immigration Policies May Help Sex Offenders Avoid Deportation
Congressional Republicans are pressing the Department of Homeland Security about two illegal-immigrant sex offenders in federal custody, asking if President Obama’s immigration policies inadvertently shelter such offenders from deportation.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) and Senate ...
Kerry on WaPo Reporter: We Won't Hold Iran Deal 'Hostage to Hostages'
Secretary of State John Kerry insisted yesterday that he made the right decision in refusing “to hold a nuclear agreement hostage to hostages,” suggesting that the families of four Americans held in Iran supported the Obama administration’s choice to ...
Planned Parenthood to Stop Taking Money For Fetal Organs
Planned Parenthood has announced it will stop taking money for fetal organs, in an attempt to foreclose various investigations into its relationships with fetal-tissue procurers.
In a letter to the National Institutes of Health, the organization’s president, Cecile Richards, ...
Boehner: Obama Should Halt Iran Deal Over WaPo Reporter's Conviction
Outgoing House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) suggested Monday that Iran’s decision to convict Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian on espionage charges should deter President Obama from implementing the nuclear deal his team recently negotiated with the Islamic Republic.
The Surprisingly Diverse Appeal of Daniel Webster's Candidacy for Speaker
Quick: Can you name the one Republican who has run for House speaker twice this year?
Answer: Florida Representative Daniel Webster, an unassuming lawmaker with a rather moderate record who has emerged nonetheless as the darling of the House conservatives ...
The only Republican who does not want Paul Ryan to become the next House speaker, it seems, is Paul Ryan.
But the former vice-presidential nominee and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee may be changing his mind. After issuing ...
Peter Roskam: The Next-Next Speaker?
Peter Roskam is a picture of patience.
In response to the news of House speaker John Boehner’s resignation, the Illinois Republican congressman called for a special meeting on the state of the conference, hosted a briefing with reporters following ...
Judiciary Chairs: Sanctuary Cities Stymie 30 Criminal Deportations Per Day
Sanctuary city policies allow about 30 criminal immigrants per day to evade federal agents and deportation, according to senior congressional Republicans who want the Department of Homeland Security to crack down on the jurisdictions.
In a letter Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee ...
Boehner Sets Speaker’s Race, Delays Other Elections
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) has scheduled the vote to replace him for the end of October and, in a blow to his lieutenants, delayed any ensuing leadership elections until after he steps down.
Boehner announced that the ...
McCarthy's Path to Speaker May Not Be as Clear as It Seems
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) is hardly a lock to be voted into the speaker’s office, according to several of the conservative lawmakers who precipitated John Boehner’s resignation.
McCarthy’s supporters expect the fractious conservatives to ...
GOP Meeting Resolves Nothing As Leadership Fights Brew
House Republicans gathered for the first time since Speaker John Boehner announced that he would resign from Congress next month – and they didn’t resolve any of the issues that led to Boehner’s resignation in the face of frequent ...
Planned Parenthood Head: An Abortion Survivor is a ‘Baby’ Entitled to Medical Care
Abortion survivors are babies entitled to medical treatment, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told a congressional panel Tuesday.
Richards said that she’s not aware of a single case of a baby surviving an abortion performed by her group. “Certainly, ...
House GOP Will Huddle to Discuss Boehner Succession Fight
The House Republican Conference will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the circumstances that led to House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation and how they should replace him.
Conference chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R. Wash.) scheduled the meeting on Monday afternoon. “...