By Joseph Lawler | 04/14/14 06:34 AM
While members of Congress are out of Washington this week, the French economist Thomas Piketty will be visiting to spread ideas that could become influential both in the U.S. and around the world.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 12:10 PM
Former Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged in an interview aired Sunday that the Obama administration was "flat-out wrong" that the health insurance exchanges created by the new health care law would be ready on Oct. 1 of last year. Sebelius, who stepped down...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 11:43 AM
U.S. senator and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday criticized the recent suggestion of another possible GOP hopeful, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that illegal immigration to the U.S. is an "act of love" rather than a felony. Paul said that Bush "might have...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 10:53 AM
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power suggested Sunday that the Russian government is behind recent escalation of the crisis in Ukraine involving gunfights between Ukrainian government forces and Russian protesters. Powers said in an appearance on ABC that those clashes...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 10:45 AM
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday that Republican racial animus was to blame for several controversies dogging Congress and the White House.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 10:33 AM
Sen. Tim Scott declined to say that he will vote to confirm President Obama's nominee for health secretary Sunday morning, instead hinting that Republican senators will use the confirmation process to get the White House to clarify Obamacare sign-up numbers and other politically sensitive...
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:27 PM
The Maryland congressman has been under fire from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa over his handling of the IRS targeting scandal.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/12/14 11:09 AM
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...
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/11/14 04:54 PM
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.
By Sean Lengell | 04/11/14 07:07 PM
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...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/11/14 05:53 PM
President Obama on Friday said that Republicans were behind the biggest threat to voting rights in decades. “The principle of one person, one vote is the single greatest tool we have to redress an unjust status quo. You would think there would not be an argument about this anymore,” said...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/11/14 05:42 PM
The Obama administration is denying that the National Security Agency or any other part of the government knew about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, known as the Heartbleed bug, before it was discovered earlier this month. “Reports that NSA or any other part...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/11/14 05:25 PM
The so-called "Great Moderation" of low economic volatility between the mid-1980s and the financial crisis of 2008 was not as great as it seemed, and the future likely won't be as pleasant, according to President Obama's top economic adviser.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/11/14 04:59 PM
A flock of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates will converge on New Hampshire this weekend for a number of public and private events. The possible contenders will begin to lay political foundations in the first-in-the-nation primary state or expand their pre-existing networks....
By David M. Drucker | 04/11/14 04:43 PM
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...
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