Will Congress Claw Back Power from the Regulatory State?
One upside of either a Trump or a Clinton presidency, given the historically low popularity ratings of both candidates, could be renewed interest within Congress to serve as a bulwark of the Constitution in the best interests of the American …
I Guess We Can’t Say That Republicans ‘Never Win’…
Brexit Mania is in full swing — Hot Takes! Get Your Hot Takes! — but don’t let that distract you from last night’s other bit of drama. The Hill reports:
With Republicans down to their final out, Rep. …
An Important Test in the Fight against Obamacare Bailouts
On Wednesday, a House Republican task force is scheduled to release its recommendations regarding a health-care alternative that Congress and a new president can enact next year. It’s an important step in the fight against Obamacare, but a much …
Last week, I noted around here that the House Republican agenda, now being rolled out in stages, is both impressive and tragic. The substance, particularly on welfare and regulatory reform, has been quite good on the whole. But this effort …
In Washington today, House Speaker Paul Ryan released the first of the policy initiatives that House Republicans have been developing this year. This one is focused on improving mobility and fighting poverty. You can read the proposal here.
Little-Known GOP Candidates in Colorado Aim to Tumble Senator Bennet
What’s going on in the Republican Senate primary in Colorado?
“Who knows,” jokes Colorado pollster Floyd Ciruli.
Colorado is one of just two opportunities this year for Republicans to pick up a Senate seat in a cycle where they …
Trump 2016 and the Fate of the GOP Senate
How much does a Donald Trump nomination endanger the GOP Senate majority?
Maybe not that much at all. A series of polls in the past week point to a much closer presidential race than preceding surveys: Reuters puts Hillary Clinton …
CBO Study: One in Six Young Men Are Jobless or in Jail
A new study released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) contains some shocking news: One out of every six young American men is either out of work or in jail.
In 2014, there were 38 million men in the United States between …
Russian Propaganda Mysteriously Stalls a Human-Rights Act in Congress
The Kremlin has a long reach. Late last month, it reached right into the halls of Congress.
In December 2012, President Obama signed into law the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, which gives the federal government the ability to …
The GOP Has Been Bad. But Not as Bad as You Think
Republicans, I’m told, were elected to Congress by the people, and yet they’ve done absolutely nothing. This indictment has now mutated into “Republicans gave President Obama everything he wanted,” i.e., the GOP and Obama were basically colluding …
Congressional Black Corruption
If Black Lives Matter, then why have entrenched members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent more time enriching themselves than taking care of their neglected constituents?
Too many social-justice protesters are busy throwing shade, rocks, bottles, concrete blocks, and vicious …
Yes, Marco Rubio Will Run for Reelection
Marco Rubio has begun telling colleagues he will run for reelection to the Senate, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
Rubio, who said when he announced his presidential bid in April that he would not seek reelection, had …
Rubio to Attend Fundraiser for Florida House Candidate
Another interesting data point as we await Marco Rubio’s decision on whether he’ll run for reelection to the Senate:
On Wednesday, Rubio is scheduled to be the “special guest” at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for Brandon Patty, …
Will Congress Exempt Itself from the Overtime Rule?
A destructive Department of Labor rule to expand overtime pay was finalized a few days ago. The rule will affect 4 million salaried workers making between $23,660 and $47,476 a year. The long-term negative consequences will include a likely reduction in base salary …
Zoe Lofgren’s Epic Cheap-Shot at Gail Heriot
Liberal websites have been abuzz for the last couple days about a confrontation at a House hearing on the Obama administration’s controversial guidance letter on transgender bathrooms. Representative Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from San Jose, California, attacked University of …
Senate Candidates in the Trump Mold
Eschewing the rules of politics as usual, Donald Trump has defied political gravity in this election cycle. As the spotlight turns to down-ballot races, several self-funding businessmen in contested Senate and House races are hoping that a similarly distinctive outsider …
Who Wants Marco Rubio’s Old Job?
One observer called him the “little Trump of Florida,” but that isn’t quite right.
Carlos Beruff is one of five Republicans vying to replace Marco Rubio, who manifestly desires to be almost anywhere other than the U.S. Senate. …
After Trump, Conservatives Must Continue to Explore Their Options
It’s been my great good fortune to know many patriotic Americans, a goodly number but by no means all of them conservatives, who are now supporters of Donald Trump. Similarly, many of my friends and allies in the conservative …
How to Solve Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis
Puerto Rico’s fiscal woes are approaching a boiling point. With more than $70 billion in outstanding debt, the territory has come to Congress, hat in hand, asking for help.
There are prudent ways to address the problem, and there are …
Time to Get Serious about Puerto Rico
On May 1, the pace of Puerto Rico’s financial and humanitarian crisis will pick up considerably, as a $423 million loan payment comes due to creditors. Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank (GDB) — the island’s main financing vehicle — …