By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 03:40 PM
Navy Adm. William McRaven, who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ordered photos of the dead terrorist destroyed after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit to access the pictures under a public records law.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 02:21 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz called for House Speaker John Boehner to take up the debt ceiling fight that House Republicans seem leery of, saying that Congress should only raise the debt limit while making "significant" spending reforms. "In my view, we should not raise the debt ceiling without significant...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 02:03 PM
Does the National Security Agency collect the credit card statements of every American? Sen. Rand Paul thinks so. "I think these records include your phone records, I think they include your text messages, your emails -- and, I think, in all likelihood, they're probably collecting your credit...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 04:41 PM
With the deadline looming for Obamacare enrollment, Organizing for Action is raffling off a meeting with President Obama in order to give a boost to the lagging enrollment numbers.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 04:06 PM
“I have full access to the recliner,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told the New York Times, referring to the fact that the Kansas residence he listed as his voting address actually belongs to two donors.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 03:12 PM
Does President Obama's nominee for ambassador to Argentina, a campaign bundler who has never visited the country, even speak Spanish? The State Department doesn't know.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 01:09 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., faulted President Obama for helping corporations "capture" the federal judiciary. Her comments were based on a new study showing that almost three-fourths of his nominees represented big businesses. "Professional diversity is one way to insulate the courts from...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 12:11 PM
A black conservative "brings out the worst" in liberals touchy about President Obama's record, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said in response to comments by a North Carolina NAACP official. "There's something about having unique conservatives placed in pretty prominent positions at a time when...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 06:43 PM
Presidents often award diplomatic posts to campaign donors and fundraisers, but Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., suspects that Obama's choice of ambassador to Argentina -- a man who bundled more than $500,000 for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, but who has never been to the country -- is...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 06:13 PM
David Axelrod, President Obama's top strategist when he defeated Hillary Clinton in 2008, wants Democratic donors to focus on the 2014 elections, rather than Clinton's likely campaign. "With the Senate seriously at risk, and the Koch Brothers spending prodigiously, shouldn't Dem funders be...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 05:12 PM
Campaign junkies: A team of political scientists at the University of California, Davis, gives the Republicans a 54 percent chance of taking control of the Senate this year. The forecasters view four Senate races as key to the majority. "Our model suggests, in fact, if Republicans win the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 02:01 PM
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., plans to push for a constitutional convention after he retires in the hopes that the drafting process would produce a smaller federal government. "I'm going to be involved with the Convention of States. I'm going to try to motivate so that that happens. I think that's...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 01:17 PM
Distrust of President Obama's willingness to enforce border security provisions is no reason not to pass an immigration bill with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/05/14 05:06 PM
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court's landmark campaign finance decision, will be "very important" to the court's deliberations about whether the Health and Human Services contraception mandate violates the First Amendment rights of Americans who own for-profit...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/04/14 04:48 PM
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has prioritized reaching out to black Americans, but two of the three Black Republican Trailblazers he honored Tuesday suggested that Republicans face an uphill battle in appealing to black voters if the party continues to be identified with...
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