By Washington Examiner staff reports | 12/06/13 12:11 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill want to avoid a second government shutdown that could haunt them in the 2014 midterm elections, and they are racing to reach a budget deal that would avoid it before Congress adjourns for Christmas. The parties have been here before. But this...
By Ashe Schow | 12/06/13 10:44 AM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday that former South African President Nelson Mandela was a “great statesman” and a “global symbol of reconciliation” for his leadership during and after apartheid. “Elaine [Chao, McConnell’s wife] and I are deeply saddened...
By David M. Drucker | 12/04/13 04:29 PM
For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate's top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP's already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell's own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party's...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/03/13 10:25 AM
Federal officials have opted to funnel millions more tax dollars into a troubled nuclear energy company that is near bankruptcy and admits it has no viable business model. The United States Enrichment Corp. told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Nov. 21 that it will receive from the...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/03/13 09:18 AM
Could the GOP be on the cusp of a JFK moment on the national political scene? Before simply dismissing the idea out of hand, consider the following: John F.Kennedy's appeal in the 1960 presidential campaign was built around his basic summons to the country: "Let's get America moving again."...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/02/13 02:17 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a pro-business group, is coming to the aid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with an ad released Monday that calls the embattled Republican a protector of the coal industry and "a fighter who never lets Kentucky down."
By Paul Bedard | 12/02/13 01:12 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a fight to retain his Kentucky Senate seat, is getting a boost from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the form of a new ad playing up the Republican's efforts to save the state's coal industry that's under fire from President Obama's environmental...
By Paul Bedard | 11/30/13 10:53 AM
The public’s approval rating for Congress has finally hit rock bottom: For the first time, America has a higher opinion of car salespeople. A new Economist/YouGov.com poll put the approval rating of Congress at a historic low of 6 percent. A December 2012 Gallup poll comparing Congress'...
By David M. Drucker | 11/29/13 08:45 AM
Over the course of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s career, the publicly mild-mannered Kentucky Republican has inspired passions: Among his allies, heartfelt loyalty and admiration. Among his opponents, deep-seated frustration and enmity.
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 11/29/13 08:43 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour have grown close in recent years, and while Barbour says he hasn't decided who to back in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016, he does like Christie's style.
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