By Sean Lengell | 02/21/14 05:20 AM
Rep. Steve King has refused to apologize about comments he made last year that young illegal immigrants routinely smuggle drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, telling an Iowa newspaper the statement was "objectively true." A nationwide firestorm erupted after the conservative Iowa Republican in...
By Sean Lengell | 02/20/14 03:30 PM
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash that aired Thursday, the Texas Republican said leadership abandoned the party's fiscal conservative principles when it agreed not to filibuster the Democrats' debt limit bill to allow the measure to pass on a simple majority vote in the 100-member chamber.
By Sean Lengell | 02/19/14 03:24 PM
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Wednesday his agency will write new rules barring Internet providers like Verizon or Time Warner from prioritizing its content and charging more for certain services or websites, forcing them to treat all Internet data equally.
By Sean Lengell | 02/19/14 12:44 PM
The Florida Republican urged the administration to use "every diplomatic means at its disposal, including sanctions, to bring accountability to those involved in acts of violence throughout Ukraine."
By Sean Lengell | 02/14/14 04:35 PM
The new Democratic chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee on Friday said he will use his first days on the job to "find the right paths forward" to reform the federal tax code system. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said other top priorities include protecting Medicare while lowering...
By Sean Lengell | 02/14/14 03:34 PM
Bill Nye, an educator who gained fame in the 1990s as the "Science Guy" on children's television, will tackle a more adult audience Sunday when he debates Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on the issue of climate change on NBC's "Meet the Press."
By Sean Lengell | 02/13/14 05:21 PM
Sen. Bob Corker accused two of his GOP colleagues of crassly holding up a vote on raising the nation's debt limit as a way to line their campaign war chest. "Forty-three of those Republican senators knew what had to be done yesterday," the Tennessee Republican told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on...
By Sean Lengell | 02/13/14 02:17 PM
Two of the highest profile conservatives on Capitol Hill jointly introduced legislation Thursday that would bar the federal government from forcing states to accept same-sex marriages granted in other states. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah say their State Marriage...
By Sean Lengell | 02/13/14 01:04 PM
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is willing to delay implementation of a comprehensive immigration reform package until after President Obama leaves office -- as long as Republicans work with Democrats now to hammer out a plan.
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 05:19 PM
A bipartisan deal in the Senate cleared a path to undo a scheduled cut to military pensions, as both parties agreed to drop their proposals and accept a House version. The Senate on Wednesday overwhelming approved a House-passed measure that pays to restore the veterans' benefits by extending...
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 01:54 PM
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a group of Florida university students that race relations are worse now than when he was a child growing in up segregated Georgia, news reports say. "My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s...
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 06:19 AM
Despite strong bipartisan support in Congress to undo a recently passed cut to military pensions, a debate between the House and Senate over whether to offset the cost of restoring the benefits has muddied its path for progress. The Republican-led House on Tuesday easily passed a measure to...
By Sean Lengell | 02/11/14 04:55 PM
House Speaker John Boehner's decision Tuesday to hold a vote on a "clean" bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit is his latest brush with influential conservative groups.
By Sean Lengell | 02/11/14 02:06 PM
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told reporters Tuesday he expects at least 180 of 199 available Democrats to vote in support of the House Republicans' "clean" bill to increase the debt ceiling. But the Maryland lawmaker chastised House Speaker John Boehner's approach that requires Democrats to...
By Sean Lengell | 02/11/14 06:27 AM
House Republican leaders have drafted a plan to raise the debt ceiling and reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions, with a vote on the package expected Wednesday. The leadership briefed their members on their plan during a closed door meeting at the Capitol Monday evening, with...
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