By Joel Gehrke | 02/16/14 09:29 PM
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., offered a novel defense of President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate: It's not really a delay, he argued, claiming that Obamacare doesn't specify when the provision should take effect. When Fox News' Chris Wallace noted that the law states that the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/14/14 04:11 PM
A student at Swarthmore College thinks that in order to ensure that students are "hearing a diversity of opinion," the institution should "not be tolerating" the "conservative views" of a prominent alumnus. The student made the comment in reference to a recent discussion between two Princeton...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/14/14 02:57 PM
Republicans hoping to increase their appeal to black Americans shouldn't attempt to do so by supporting Obamacare, according to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/13/14 04:46 PM
MSNBC debunked a charge leveled against Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his legal team that the lawsuit they filed against the National Security Agency was "stolen from its author." The network did so by contacting the author, who explained that he is part of Paul's legal team. "I was working on a...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/13/14 02:46 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Thursday introduced a bill that would allow states to define marriage however they see fit, even as gay rights proponents push legal challenges to traditional marriage laws in the wake of the Supreme Court's invalidation of the Defense of...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/13/14 08:32 AM
Could Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., possibly lose his primary?
By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 05:46 PM
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., panned a lawsuit against National Security Agency data collection filed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., saying that the bulk phone data collection program does not involve the Fourth Amendment. "I think collecting data is not a Fourth Amendment activity if it's related...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 04:01 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked a federal court to require the National Security Agency to destroy the American phone records it has gathered as part of a data-mining program revealed by Edward Snowden, on the grounds that bulk collection violates the Fourth Amendment.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 03:43 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., described the latest Obamacare mandate delay as a "disappointing" admission by President Obama's team that they couldn't effectively implement part of the law.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 03:24 PM
Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin, who hopes to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., praised the 2008 financial bailout in a contemporaneous investment report, contrary to his campaign's denunciations of the bailout, according to Politico. Bevin co-signed the report in...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:55 PM
President Obama denied that the United States has a "no-spy agreement" with the United Kingdom, explaining to a French reporter that "there's no country" that enjoys such a privileged status, though his administration respects the privacy rights of all people. "There's no country where we have...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:45 PM
President Obama dodged a question about whether France has replaced Britain as the closest ally of the United States by comparing the two nations to his daughters, Malia and Sasha. "I have two daughters and they are both gorgeous and wonderful and I would never choose between them — and...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:27 PM
President Obama claimed that his administration's latest delay of the employer mandate is an example of treating businesses as well as individuals (though the individual mandate was not delayed), by comparing the delay to the "hardship exemptions" available to some individuals. "What we did...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:21 PM
So much for the idea that President Obama is too "professiorial." He misstated the name of a famous observer of American democracy during a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande. Obama, who took Hollande to Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello on Monday to celebrate...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:16 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder is staffing up, announcing the end of a hiring freeze that the Justice Department made possible by the recent congressional budget deal that "even adds funding" for certain sectors of the department.
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