More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • Republican civil war goes to Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund, raising the likelihood that his campaign with Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn will turn into a new battleground between Republican leadership and outside...

  • Rand Paul offers to settle NSA surveillance lawsuit

    Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that President Obama agree to settle a class-action lawsuit he filed against the National Security Agency, arguing that the president can use it as a legal vehicle to make the NSA changes his administration is now considering. "If the White House is serious,...

  • IRS commissioner dares House GOP to hold him in contempt over Tea Party

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel that Congressional investigators can try to hold him in contempt over the Tea Party targeting scandal whenever they think that they can make the charge stick, something he thinks is unlikely. The topic came up when Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.,...

  • IRS commissioner: 'It's going to take years' to produce documents about Tea Party targeting

    Years will pass before congressional investigators can review all of the documents pertaining to the inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel Wednesday.

  • House Democrat courts trial lawyer donors by mocking Iowa farmers

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, urged trial lawyers to donate to his Senate campaign by reminding them that he has a legal education, arguing that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, does not.

  • Ex-KGB general: Edward Snowden 'collaborated' with Russian intelligence

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has certainly collaborated with Russian intelligence officials, a former KGB general said Tuesday.

  • Ted Cruz and Rand Paul unite to block Ukraine aid package over IMF changes

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund. The lawmakers told Reid they "intend to object to any floor...

  • Afghan journalists boycotting Taliban in response to colleague's murder

    A group of Afghan journalists is organizing a boycott of the Taliban after the murder of a fellow reporter and several of his family members in a Thursday assault on civilians. "In this attack, the Taliban deliberately and ruthlessly targeted civilians, shooting women and innocent children...

  • Ed Henry denounces 'bizarre' claim that White House reporters preapprove questions

    Fox News' Ed Henry, a White House correspondent and former president of the White House Correspondents Association, denied an Arizona reporter's "bizarre claim" that White House press secretary Jay Carney preapproves questions asked during the daily news briefing. "[A]bsurd -- i don't submit...

  • Treasury didn't check for legal authority before delaying Obamacare mandate

    Treasury Department officials didn't check to make sure they had the legal authority to delay an Obamacare mandate before issuing guidance that flouted the text of the law, a department official told House investigators. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur, who announced the...

  • Rand Paul hopes NSA spying will top gay marriage for young voters

    Sen. Rand Paul hopes that his opposition to National Security Agency spying will allow him to unite conservative voters skeptical of President Obama and young voters who have trended Democratic in the last two presidential elections -- and he's got a speech that was well-received both at the...

  • David Axelrod wants Rand Paul to stop using big words

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., needs to stop using big words that "most Americans" don't understand, suggests David Axelrod, President Obama's old campaign strategist.

  • Report: Pennsylvania Dem took bribe to oppose voter ID law, but never got charged

    Pennsylvania Democrats reportedly were caught on tape accepting cash bribes, including one lawmaker who was paid to vote against a state voter identification law, but Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane shut down the investigation. "Before Kane ended the investigation, sources familiar...

  • NRSC: 'Next stop, Senate majority'

    Republican voters have more enthusiasm for the next election than Democrats, but it's not quite as high as it was in the 2010 midterms, according to recent polling.

  • Obamacare rule would let insurance companies 'modify' plans to cut down on cancellation notices

    President Obama's team at the Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to prevent insurance companies from sending out politically toxic cancellation notices by making it easier for companies to modify existing plans without officially canceling them.



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