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  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell's Senate confirmation likely but hurdles remain

    House and Senate Republicans have been mostly silent about the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary, but they will likely have a lot to say when her confirmation hearings begin in May. With Obamacare at the center of a...

  • Unionization would 'destroy' college sports, senators say

    Two Republican senators are warning that allowing college athletes to unionize would "destroy" college sports and "harm the entire U.S. system of higher education." Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina have lashed out at a recent decision by a National Labor...

  • Marco Rubio's chief of staff moves to his PAC

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...

  • Harry Reid blocks Republican request to pass bill cracking down on rapists

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a Friday session that won't have any votes, rejecting Republican and Democratic requests that he allow a vote on a bill that would allow rape kits to be processed more quickly. “Debbie Smith is an extraordinary woman and an effective...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

    Dozens of lawmakers have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging them to impose sanctions on a Russian arms exporter that the Pentagon is procuring helicopters from. The effort to rally opposition to Russian company Rosoboronexport, which the...

  • John Cornyn spent nearly $5.5 million beating back Republican primary challenger Steve Stockman

    Few people thought Rep. Steve Stockman would pose a serious challenge to Sen. John Cornyn in a Texas Republican primary race early last month. Stockman, after all, was perhaps best known in Congress for his occasional outlandish statements, such as, "If babies had guns, they wouldn't be...

  • 'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister rebuffs calls for his resignation

    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The move forces President Barack Obama to make a decision that...

  • House panel wants to hear from Schilling, Fox

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday they want to hear from former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and ex-Speaker Gordon Fox as they continue to review the state's deal to lure 38 Studios to Rhode Island with a $75 million loan guarantee. The committee...

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care...

  • John McCain: Obama's pick for Norway ambassador will 'be a joke'

    Sen. John McCain pledged to redouble his fight against several of President Obama's ambassador nominees, vowing to gum up their confirmation process as much as he can now that Senate rules no longer allow opponents to filibuster White House political appointments. The Arizona Republican for...

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat told...

  • Nancy Pelosi: House Republicans avoiding immigration reform because of race

    "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat said Thursday during her weekly briefing with reporters.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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