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 ...
Ted Cruz's Not-So-Secret Weapon: His Wife
Hillary Clinton’s courtiers would hate to admit it, but Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is set to provide a vivid refutation of Democratic claims that Republicans pine for 1950s domesticity.
“I am unabashedly proud of everything about Heidi,” ...
Ted Cruz Moves to Unite Tea Party and Evangelical 'Brackets' of the GOP
Lynchburg, Va. — A long line of fans wanting to greet Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) had already put the first Republican presidential candidate to make his candidacy official behind schedule, but one young man made him pause for a double-take.
Ted Cruz: We Need ‘a New Generation of Conservatives’
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) announced that he is running for president, reminding voters of his fight to defund Obamacare and saying, in an apparent shot at Jeb Bush, that “it’s going to take a new generation of conservatives ...
CIA Director: Iran Still Funds Terrorism
CIA director John Brennan noted that the United States will have to deal with the Iranian government’s support for terrorists, regardless of the outcome of the nuclear negotiations.
“The nuclear program is one issue that we’re hoping to ...
Pelosi Corroborates GOP Position in Human Trafficking Fight
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) undermined Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) in his fight over a human trafficking bill by backing similar restrictions of taxpayer funding for abortion on legislation pertaining to Medicaid reimbursements for doctors.
CBC Targets McConnell with Racism Charge
Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.) and his colleagues are targeting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) with a racism accusation in order to punish him for delaying the confirmation vote of Loretta Lynch, President ...
Barbara Bush Starts Fundraising for Jeb: ‘Pushing Him to Run’
Jeb Bush’s campaign addressed the problem of his mother saying the country doesn’t need another Bush presidency head-on, in a fundraising email signed by Barbara Bush herself.
“When the idea of Jeb running for President first came up, ...
McConnell Plays Card He Held Back During DHS Fight
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is delaying a vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general in order to pressure Senate Democrats to drop their filibuster of an unrelated human trafficking bill.
“We have to finish ...
Bush Holds South Carolina 'Friend-Raisers' As Graham Freezes Donors
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) makes his first trip to South Carolina next week, with Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) — who, like Bush, will spend this weekend in New Hampshire — hot on his heels.
When Bush arrives, he won’...
Rand Paul Hires Another Cruz Alum
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) picked off another digital operative from Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), as both freshman lawmakers gear up for expected presidential runs.
Rachel Kania, who worked on Cruz’s primary campaign as statewide field director, hinted ...
O’Malley: ‘Better Choices’
Is that a campaign book title? Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D., Md.) took a shot at Hillary Clinton Thursday morning, saying that voters deserved “better choices” in the presidential campaign.
“Our history as a party is one of always ...
The Clintons Love the Privacy Defense
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton invoked the need for personal privacy during her press conference on why she flouted federal policy by using a personal email account exclusively, even for government work, hosted on on a personal server that ...
Walker Hits Back at Obama
Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) wasted no time in mocking President Obama’s performance with respect to the economy after the president picked a fight with him for signing a right-to-work bill into law.
“On the heels of vetoing Keystone ...
Jeb Bush: ‘No,’ I Won’t Take Away DACA Benefits
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) told an illegal immigration activist that he would not end the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program that President Obama created in 2012, emphasizing that he thought it needed to be ratified by Congress ...
Scott Walker Pushes Food Stamp Reforms In Iowa
Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) received some of the loudest applause of the day while discussing the drug testing and job training requirements for food stamp recipients that he has supported in his state.
“For adults without children, who are ...
Bush Outlines ‘Only Serious, Thoughtful Way’ To Deal With Illegal Immigration
Former Governor Jeb Bush (R., Fla.) described providing a legal status to illegal immigrants in the country as “the only serious, thoughtful way” to conclude an immigration law reform that begins with securing the border.
“Immigrants that are here need ...
Pelosi and Boehner’s DHS Fight ‘Understanding’
Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) didn’t cut a deal so much as come to an “understanding” about how the debate over the Department of Homeland Security funding bill would wind down.
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 ...
Inspector General: Top DHS Official Showed Favoritism to Hillary Clinton’s Brother
A senior Department of Homeland Security official “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” by intervening on behalf of a company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother, a finding that contradicts the official’s testimony during his Senate confirmation ...
Obama: I'll Push Agenda 'By Hook Or Crook'
President Obama assured liberal supporters that he would implement his agenda “by hook or crook,” even if congressional Republicans oppose him.
“We’re going to, wherever possible, try to reach out to Republicans and see if they can work with ...
Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists Are ‘Here in the United States’
ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult” for them to stage an attack.
“Well, we have the foreign fighters. There ...
The Senate's Trafficking Jam
Vermont senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, is having a hard time toeing the party line.
A human-trafficking bill which passed unanimously out of the committee just a few weeks ago is now being held up ...
Triumphant Coach Tweaks Obama for Picking Against His Team
When you fill out an NCAA bracket on national television, this is bound to happen: the coach of a team that pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the day tweaked President Obama for picking against his team.
McConnell and Reid At War Over Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
An important fight over the Hyde Amendment, an historically-uncontroversial stipulation that taxpayer money will not fund abortion, has broken out in the Senate with little warning.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and Senate Democrats unexpectedly filibustered a human ...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) is not talking like a man who was humbled to be on the wrong side of a landslide in the most recent midterms.
“I support this legislation, but we’re not going to ...
Jarrett Admits Obama Flip-Flopped on Executive Amnesty
President Obama’s closest advisor admitted to the White House that he flip-flopped on the constitutionality of his executive amnesty orders.
“He encouraged the lawyers at the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security to give him parameters,” Valerie ...
Harry Reid Recycles DHS Strategy to Kill Anti-Human Trafficking Bill
Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals: the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kurt Rambis is breaking down the floor for what should be a routine bucket, until Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics clotheslined him in one of the hardest fouls ever caught ...
John Bolton Plays in Primaries
Former Ambassador John Bolton is getting involved in Republican primaries for the first time, endorsing a trio of candidates across the country before a trip to South Carolina.
Bolton is endorsing Senator David Vitter (R., La.) in his upcoming gubernatorial ...
Congress Won't Unite Behind an Obamacare Alternative
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich perhaps best illustrated the complex relationship between Republicans in Washington and the party’s presidential nominees when, in the spring of 2011, shortly after launching his campaign, he derided the budget drafted by then–Budget Committee ...
'You Spoke, We Listened:' ATF Drops Planned Ammo Ban
“You spoke, we listened,” tweeted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in response to public pushback against a proposal to ban AR-15 ammunition.
“[T]he vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, ...
Obama Attacks Scott Walker Over Right-to-Work Law
President Obama is “deeply disappointed” in Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) for signing “right-to-work” legislation that allows workers to decide if they want to pay union dues or not.
“Wisconsin is a state built by labor, with a proud pro-worker ...
Walker: 'I'm Not a Supporter Of Amnesty'
Governor Scott Walker (R., Wis.) signaled a willingness to challenge potential presidential rivals over immigration policy, saying that, unlike some, he opposes amnesty,
“I’m not a supporter of amnesty — I know there’s some out there [who do], and ...
Iowa Ag Summit Applauds Ted Cruz Even When He Opposes Their Interests
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) managed to turn a disagreement with a crowd of Iowa businesses and farmers into an applause line at the Iowa Agriculture Summit.
Cruz reiterated his opposition to the Renewable Fuels Standard, a popular policy in ...
Chris Christie Heckled In Iowa
Governor Chris Christie (R., N.J.) responded to hecklers with more charm than thunder during a question-and-answer session at the Iowa Ag Summit.
“I’m glad to see New Jersey has come to Iowa,” Christie said, before suggesting he’d ...
Conservatives Warm to McCarthy at Boehner's Expense
When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was asked about Senate Democrats blocking debate on the House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill, he argued for a bomb-throwing tactic favored by the most hardcore immigration hawks among the House’...