By Byron York | 09/22/13 08:25 AM
On March 13 of this year, Sen. Ted Cruz and 20 Republican co-sponsors offered an amendment to a defense appropriations bill that would "prohibit the use of funds to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." With just 45 Republicans in the Senate (there are now 46), and facing...
By Byron York | 09/19/13 11:01 PM
Senate Republicans, along with GOP lawmakers in the House, know that Sen. Ted Cruz and his colleagues don't have the votes to pass a continuing resolution to defund Obamacare. They don't even have the votes -- 41 in the Senate -- to successfully filibuster a resolution that does fund Obamacare....
By Byron York | 09/19/13 05:49 PM
Most of Washington ignored President Obama's speech Monday marking the fifth anniversary of the financial meltdown. For good reason; the city was consumed by the mass murder unfolding at the Navy Yard. When Obama began speaking, the TV networks carried his opening remarks on the shootings, and...
By Byron York | 09/19/13 01:36 PM
Republican Sen. Rand Paul electrified many in his party last March when he staged an old-fashioned talking filibuster against U.S. drone policy.
By Byron York | 09/19/13 12:48 AM
The Examiner's David Drucker reports many House Republicans are angry and disillusioned with Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas Republican has been traveling the country encouraging people to support a move to defund Obamacare. But now that House Republicans have committed to passing a continuing...
By Byron York | 09/18/13 06:18 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of the strongest advocates of an American military strike against the Assad regime in Syria. He was unhappy when President Obama decided to seek congressional authorization for an attack, and then unhappy when his fellow lawmakers voiced disapproval of the president's...
By Byron York | 09/17/13 04:46 PM
In April 2012, the Obama re-election campaign posted a photo of a staff meeting on its Tumblr account. The aides in the picture were young, casually dressed, and enthusiastic -- and nearly all white. The campaign took heat on the Internet for a remarkable lack of diversity, particularly since...
By Byron York | 09/16/13 11:08 PM
Talk about bad timing. Last month, environmental activists launched a well-funded new attack on Republican "climate change deniers" in hopes of making global warming a big issue in 2014. But as the campaign gets underway, a new report from the world's leading climate scientists could leave...
By Byron York | 09/09/13 04:07 PM
If President Obama believes he can turn around public opinion on U.S. intervention in Syria with a single speech, or even a few days of intensive public relations campaigning, he is badly mistaken.
By Byron York | 09/12/13 05:27 PM
Remember the Gang of Seven? It's the House bipartisan immigration reform working group and it has been rumored for months to be on the verge of releasing a comprehensive reform bill. It still hasn't happened. And it's unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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