By David M. Drucker | 12/06/13 12:15 PM
House lawmakers and staff are having significant problems enrolling in Obamacare and may miss their sign-up deadline on Monday, according to a House official who asked the Obama administration to help deal with the problem. House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel notified lawmakers'...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 05:12 AM
With Washington facing the possibility of a second government shutdown, Republican and Democratic negotiators are racing to reach a budget agreement before Congress adjourns for Christmas.
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 05:21 PM
House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to hire a high-profile immigration policy advisor is being widely seen as a reaffirmation of the speaker's commitment to push for immigration reform next year, though Republicans familiar with the hiring cautioned against misinterpreting the move....
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 12:22 PM
House Republican leaders moved Tuesday to link Obamacare to voters' lingering anxieties over the economy, charging that the implementation of the law is hampering job creation and forcing already-struggling Americans to choose between food and Christmas gifts.
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 05:21 AM
House Republicans this week will continue their aggressive dissection of Obamacare, with four planned committee oversight hearings that will probe far beyond the troubled healthcare.gov website that the Obama administration says is on the mend.
By David M. Drucker | 11/29/13 08:45 AM
Over the course of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s career, the publicly mild-mannered Kentucky Republican has inspired passions: Among his allies, heartfelt loyalty and admiration. Among his opponents, deep-seated frustration and enmity.
By David M. Drucker | 11/27/13 06:10 PM
Prodded enough, Ohio Gov. John Kasich offers a passionate defense of his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, a policy verboten among many of the Republican state executive’s fellow conservatives. But Kasich is up for re-election next year in a perennial swing state and the latest...
By David M. Drucker | 11/25/13 12:28 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie eyes a 2016 presidential bid and sets out to define a new generation of Republican leaders, he has in his corner an influential, battle-tested party sage who could prove valuable: Haley Barbour.
By David M. Drucker | 11/22/13 03:30 PM
Almost a quarter of voters who supported President Obama’s 2012 re-election would not have backed him if they'd known his promise that Americans could keep their existing health plans under Obamacare wasn’t true, according to a Republican poll. The national survey, conducted by Wilson...
By David M. Drucker | 11/21/13 05:55 PM
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Former President George W. Bush joined a group of Republican governors for a private lunch Thursday as the group of state executives gathered for an annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association. Bush, who served as Texas governor before being elected president...
By David M. Drucker | 11/21/13 06:20 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was set Thursday to take over as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, marking the charismatic chief executive's first foray into national politics on a platform he controls.
By David M. Drucker | 11/20/13 10:29 AM
Sen. Susan Collins is not your typical Obamacare critic. The moderate Maine Republican has a history of working with Democrats on key issues and spent five years as the Pine Tree State's top insurance regulator. So people were inclined to listen when Collins issued a dire warning about the...
By David M. Drucker | 11/19/13 01:29 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday joined a weekly closed-door meeting of House Republicans to advocate for protecting the sequester spending cuts in the on-going budget negotiations with the Democrats. McConnell, R-Ky., also shared his thoughts on what a Senate Republican...
By David M. Drucker | 11/18/13 11:50 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reasserted his leadership on Capitol Hill, with the Kentucky Republican's aggressive maneuvering to end the October government shutdown reversing months of caution as he geared up for re-election.
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