By Byron York | 03/06/14 09:40 PM
Chris Christie began his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday with an anecdote that seemed to portend some tough talk for his fellow Republicans.
By Byron York | 03/05/14 01:47 PM
Senate Democrats killed the filibuster for nominations because they wanted to be able to confirm the president's choices for top administration positions even if Republicans were united in opposition. From now on, Democrats ruled, nominations would be confirmed by a simple majority vote. With 55...
By Byron York | 03/05/14 09:04 AM
The fourth-generation Kansan is Senator Pat Roberts, born in Topeka in 1936, and his fifth-generation opponent is Dr. Milton Wolf, born in Lyons in 1970.
By Byron York | 03/03/14 07:10 PM
The Senate will soon vote on President Obama's nomination of former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. There are a number of reasons many Republicans oppose the nomination, most prominent among them Adegbile's passionate and...
By Byron York | 03/01/14 10:08 AM
The Federal Communications Commission now says it has killed a plan to question journalists around the country to assess whether those journalists are meeting government-defined "critical information needs." The FCC had come under heavy criticism -- almost all of it from conservatives -- over...
By Byron York | 02/27/14 06:22 PM
Most Americans think the economy is still bad and that President Obama is doing a poor job handling it. With unemployment at 6.6 percent, and only that low because millions of frustrated, jobless workers have left the labor force entirely, issues that consume media attention -- like whether a...
By Byron York | 02/27/14 06:20 PM
A significant problem with the now-suspended Federal Communications Commission plan to have government contractors question journalists about editorial decisions and practices was that it was a partisan exercise. The plan originated among Democrats on the FCC; the commission's two Republican...
By Byron York | 02/26/14 09:10 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder stunned and disappointed many conservative lawyers with his decree that state attorneys general have no obligation to defend state laws, or even state constitutions, that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
By Byron York | 02/24/14 08:30 PM
Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission say they have absolutely no plans to censor the press.
By Byron York | 02/24/14 08:32 AM
When controversy erupted over the FCC's now-suspended plan to question journalists in newsrooms around the country, some conservative critics saw a grossly unconstitutional attempt to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Others saw a grossly unconstitutional attempt to press the Obama administration...
By Byron York | 02/21/14 04:15 PM
Facing growing criticism over a plan to question journalists in newsrooms around the country to assess whether those journalists are meeting government-defined "critical needs," the FCC on Friday announced that it is suspending a pilot program until the entire project can be redesigned.
By Byron York | 02/21/14 01:01 PM
Four Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking the bureau to explain the practices that led to the indictment on campaign finance charges of conservative intellectual and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. The lawmakers, Charles Grassley, Jeff...
By Byron York | 02/20/14 05:48 PM
The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…" But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists are...
By Byron York | 02/17/14 06:06 PM
Even in a national contest, a focus on Hillary Clinton's past likely won't decide the outcome. But it will help define her for millions of voters who weren't around or weren't paying attention in the 1990s. They need to know. And that's what campaigns are for.
By Byron York | 02/15/14 01:53 PM
A Washington Post news account called it "forceful and sometimes grandiose." A Virginia conservative group called it an "emotional outburst." It's true: U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's timed-for-Valentine's-Day decision throwing out Virginia's laws and constitutional amendment...
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