More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • Mark Begich waffles on letter he signed favoring 'price' on carbon

    Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, thinks voters should not conclude, based from the fact that he signed a 2010 letter calling for government to "mak[e] polluters pay a price on greenhouse gas" that he supports a carbon tax. "I didn't agree with every piece of that letter -- people think when you...

  • Oversight Republican defends Darrell Issa from Congressional Black Caucus

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., have had explosive disagreements over the handling of the investigation in the Internal Revenue Service targeting of the Tea Party, but there is no racial tension between them, said one of the members of the congressional committee...

  • Reince Priebus touts Scott Walker's presidential potential

    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus touted the presidential potential of Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., suggesting that Walker is more likeable than Mitt Romney, and so might mitigate the problem that has made it difficult for Republicans to carry their midterm election successes...

  • Marco Rubio gets a hero's welcome at CPAC

    Did Sen. Marco Rubio irretrievably damage his presidential prospects by supporting an immigration bill opposed by many Republican primary voters? The Tea Party disliked the bill, but Rubio still received a hero's welcome at CPAC.

  • Eric Holder 'disappointed' Senate Dems blocked Justice Department nominee

    Attorney General Eric Holder defended Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division failed in the Senate on Wednesday because of his work on behalf of a convicted cop-killer, saying that lawmakers who voted no "misunderstood" his record. "He deserved to...

  • Seven Senate Dems join Republicans to sink controversial Justice Department nominee

    Seven Democrats joined Senate Republicans to block the nomination of a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer and civil rights lawyer whom President Obama had selected to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. Vice President Joe Biden was on hand to cast a tie-breaking vote in favor...

  • Republican Sen. Thad Cochran under fire from Tea Party opponents for fundraising with lobbyist 'kings'

    Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel and his Tea Party supporters faulted Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., for fundraising with the Podesta Group, a powerful lobbying shop with ties to President Obama. The president recently hired the firm's co-founder, John Podesta, as a White House adviser....

  • Ex-Obama health care adviser: Obamacare needs a CEO

    Former White House health care adviser Ezekiel Emanuel said President Obama needs "to have a CEO" run Obamacare in order to avoid further mistakes, adding that he disagrees with the latest decision to delay another provision of the law.

  • Sen. Tom Harkin: Dems made 'the kinds of mistakes you make' on health care reform

    Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Obamacare is "in a good place" for implementation moving forward, adding that his colleagues should campaign on the law even if he isn't. "Have we made mistakes? Yeah, we've made some mistakes, sure we have, and maybe [there are] some things we should...

  • John McCain: American leadership is 'missing in action'

    American leadership under President Obama is missing in action, Sen. John McCain said, adding that the "feckless foreign policy" of the last five years has emboldened Russian President Vladimir Putin in an array of aggressive, Cold War-era actions. "The President of the United States believes...



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