Clinton: ‘I Am Sorry That This Has Been Confusing’
Hillary Clinton apologized for “confusing” voters by using a personal e-mail account exclusively for her government work, and allowed that she doesn’t “feel good” hearing that voters distrust her, but she promised that the issue will pass.
“Well, it ...
Dem Staffers Walk out of Planned Parenthood Video Screening
Democratic staffers walked out of a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’s Planned Parenthood videos at the U.S. Capitol this morning.
Aides to Representative Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.), Representative Judy Chu (D., Calif.), and Representative Grace Napolitano (...
State Dept. Spokesman: ‘I Don’t Know’ if Hillary Was Hacked
A State Department official refused to assure reporters Tuesday that Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, which contained classified information about U.S. foreign policy, was not hacked.
“I don’t have an answer for you on that,” spokesman Mark ...
Clinton Ordered ‘Born Classified’ Info Sent to Her Private E-mail Account
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have instructed a United States envoy to send information obtained from foreign government officials, which is “born classified” under government rules, to her personal e-mail account.
The messages, which undermine Clinton’s claims ...
Report: 150 Classified Clinton E-mails in Newest Batch
A new batch of e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server may spell further trouble for the Democratic frontrunner, as State Department officials have reportedly found more classified information in the messages.
“State found about another 150 Clinton e-mails with classified ...
Obama Admits Iran Could 'Break Out' Toward Nuke at End of Deal
President Obama allowed today that Iran could decide “to break out” toward a nuclear weapon at the end of the 15-year deal his team negotiated. The remarks are a stark rhetorical shift from Obama’s previous statements that the accord ...
Biden Heading to Florida amid Presidential Speculation
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Florida to talk about “helping more Americans go to college,” just days after acknowledging that he may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden is going to Miami Dade College next Wednesday. “...
Poll: Voters Call Hillary 'Liar,' 'Dishonest,' 'Untrustworthy'
Voters have a dimmer view of Hillary Clinton’s integrity than ever before, according to a new survey that shows “‘liar’ is the first word that comes to mind” when people hear her name.
The new national poll, conducted by ...
Caroline Kennedy Used Personal Email for ‘Sensitive’ Government Business
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and other officials at the U.S. embassy in Japan used personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business, according to a new report from the State Department inspector general’s office.
“OIG’s Office of Evaluations and ...
Top Clinton Aides To Testify Before Benghazi Committee Next Week
Two of Hillary Clinton’s top aides will testify next week before the House panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks.
Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan will be deposed on September 3 and September 4. Mills was Clinton’s chief of staff at ...
Obama Inches Closer to Winning Iran Deal Fight
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) endorsed President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, an announcement quickly followed today by Senator Debbie Stabenow’s (D., Mich.) own decision to support the deal.
Reid has long been viewed ...
Video Whistleblower: Planned Parenthood Does Some Good In Addition to ‘Things Like Fetal Trafficking’
Planned Parenthood does “a lot of wonderful things,” according to the whistleblower featured in a string of undercover videos detailing the abortion provider’s practices, “but they also do things like fetal trafficking.”
The whistleblower, Holly O’Donnell, a former ...
Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Benefited From Birthright Citizenship
Jeb Bush’s defense of the term “anchor babies” marks a departure from the messaging instructions that a GOP Hispanic outreach group he advised gave to Republican lawmakers in 2013.
Bush used the term while rejecting Donald Trump’s call for ...
House Dem: Clinton May Have ‘Disqualified Herself’ With E-Mail Scandal
A House Democrat thinks that Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal has the potential to ruin her political career.
“I think if she intentionally misled or lied to the American people and did something that was clearly against the rules, ...
Report: Side Deals Allow Iran to Inspect Its Own Nuke Site
State Department officials have failed to reply to a three-week old request for information about Iran deal “side agreements,” but a new report suggests the agreement allows Iran to inspect its own nuclear site.
“Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will ...
Judge Grows Irritated with State Department Foot-Dragging on Clinton E-mails
President Obama’s administration asked a federal judge for a one-week delay of a hearing convened to discuss why the State Department hasn’t been more forthcoming about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails.
The motion was denied, but the judge moved ...
State Department to Judge: Not Our Job to Search Clinton’s Server
State Department officials don’t believe they should be expected to search Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server for federal records, the Justice Department told a federal judge in a court filing today.
The filing came in response to U....
Establishment Dems Turn to Sanders for Fundraising Help
Establishment Democrats are trying to harness Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’s popularity with the liberal grassroots to raise money.
Sanders, who has emerged as Hillary Clinton’s closest rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, signed a direct-mail letter sent out ...
Cruz, Sessions: How Many 'Homegrown' Terrorists Were Immigrants?
Two Republican senators are asking the Obama administration how many of the people arrested in the United States on terrorism-related charges entered the country legally or illegally.
“We have identified at least 72 individuals in the United States who, over the ...
Mitch McConnell: No Government Shutdown over Defunding Planned Parenthood
Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) reiterated his opposition to allowing the government to shut down in an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood.
“There’s no education in the second kick of a mule,” McConnell told reporters. “[...
Rand Paul, Iran Deal Opponent, Under Fire For Backing Talks
A new ad is accusing Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) of having favored President Obama’s negotiations with the Iranian regime, even though he has said he opposes the nuclear deal that resulted.
#ad#The ad, which was paid for ...
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 ...
Jeb Bush: Kim Davis Is ‘Sworn to Uphold the Law’
Former governor Jeb Bush said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, doesn’t have the authority to defy the courts.
“She is sworn to uphold ...
RNC Blasts ‘Clinton-Obama Iran Deal’
President Obama just secured the 34th Senate vote needed to protect his Iran deal from congressional disapproval, but national Republicans hope the agreement could provoke a rejection of Democrats at the ballot box next year.
“By protecting the Clinton-Obama Iran ...
Breaking: CNN Changes Debate Criteria for Fiorina
CNN has informed GOP presidential campaigns of a change to the criteria for participation in the main-stage debate they’re hosting later this month. The change, which was announced on a conference call with campaign officials, should allow Carly Fiorina ...
Cruz May Reject Rivals’ Requests to Join Trump at Iran Deal Rally
Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has invited Donald Trump to attend a September 9 rally against the Iran deal, but other 2016 presidential candidates who want to join might not receive the same courtesy.
“Two other presidential candidates called me — they didn’...
Blown Cover: Russia and China Exposing U.S. Spies through Cyberattacks
Russian and Chinese intelligence officials are using data obtained through recent cyberhacks to identify undercover American spies.
“At least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has ...
Defense Secretary Carter: Russia and ISIS Are Greatest Threats to U.S. Security
In an appearance before troops at Camp Pendleton on Thursday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter dubbed Russia and ISIS the two greatest threats to American national security.
Carter mentioned “the ugly phenomenon” that is ISIS in his response to a ...
Clinton Heckled By Black Lives Matter Protestors
Hillary Clinton was heckled by Black Lives Matter protesters during a speech in Cleveland Thursday morning.
The interruption came as Clinton was talking about gun violence. “I will certainly be happy to meet with you later, but I am going ...
State Department Mum about Capture of Iran-Backed Terrorist
The Saudi Arabian terrorist suspected of leading a deadly, Iranian-financed attack on a U.S. base has reportedly been captured.
State Department officials refused to comment on the reported arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, a leader of the Saudi chapter of ...
Dem Poll: Sanders Leads Hillary in New Hampshire
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, according to a survey of the presidential primary conducted by a Democratic-leaning firm.
Sanders leads Clinton 42 to 35 among New Hampshire Democrats. “We still find Hillary Clinton well ahead everywhere ...
GOP Rep. Pompeo: Iran Deal Could Bring Terrorist Attacks on D.C.
Implementation of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran could lead to successful terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., according to a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
An Iranian proxy plotted to assassinate a Saudi Arabian ...
Rand Paul's Moment of Truth Comes Early
For Kentucky Republican Rand Paul, one of the most important votes of the 2016 presidential cycle takes place Saturday, when local GOP officials meet to decide if he can seek the White House and run for reelection to his Senate seat ...
Federal Judge: Clinton ‘Violated Government Policy’
A federal judge declared today that Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server and e-mail account for government work “violated government policy,” contrary to the Democratic frontrunner’s claims.
U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan presided over ...
Poll: Rubio Beats Clinton in Three Swing States — Including Pennsylvania
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) leads Hillary Clinton in three battleground states, including the delegate-rich Pennsylvania, according to new polling of the hypothetical presidential matchup.
Quinnipiac conducted the survey over eleven days following the first Republican presidential debate, as Clinton ...
Court Filing: State Department Let Hillary Clinton Use Personal Smartphone
Hillary Clinton was not issued a secure government smartphone during her tenure as secretary of state, the government acknowledged today in a court filing to a federal judge.
“[The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was ...
Army Launches Criminal Probe into Possible Database Breach
What began as a computer “glitch” has spiraled into a months-long criminal investigation into how a system containing personal information for most of the U.S. Army Reserve was compromised.
The human resources system, known as the Regional Level Application ...
Bob Menendez to Oppose Iran Deal in Blistering Statement
Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) will announce his opposition to the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran in a stinging statement on Tuesday.
“I have looked into my own soul and my devotion to principle may once again ...
GOP Lawmaker: ‘How Many Americans Must Die At Hands’ of Illegal Immigrants?
A top House Republican is blaming President Obama’s immigration policies for the death of a U.S. Air Force veteran who was allegedly raped and murdered by an illegal immigrant freed just days earlier after posting bail on drug ...
Another House Dem Announces Opposition to Iran Deal
Another Democrat announced his opposition to President Obama’s Iran deal today, this one from the normally-loyal ranks of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Florida representative Alcee Hastings said in a statement that the deal will not prevent Iran from obtaining ...
Fiorina Fundraising Spikes after Debate
Claiming a spike in fundraising since Thursday night’s debate, Carly Fiorina threw a punch at Donald Trump while also making an appeal to voters currently inclined to support him.
“We certainly have seen an uptick in financial support. We’...
How the Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Lead to Another Government Shutdown
Pro-life activists will have a powerful influence on whether the government shuts down this fall.
A string of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs taken from aborted babies has the nation’s largest abortion provider ...
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 ...