By Joel Gehrke | 12/20/13 01:43 PM
Incoming Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen won't target conservative groups for inappropriate review: That's the subtext of a statement from President Obama assuring Americans that the new head of the agency is an honest broker.
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/19/13 10:16 AM
Tea Partiers always have an uphill climb when challenging incumbents, but this year, the Establishment is targeting Tea Party incumbents and winning open seats, my AEI colleague Norm Ornstein said on public radio's "To The Point" yesterday.
By Philip Klein | 12/19/13 09:45 AM
Even if Republicans were able to magically repeal President Obama's health care law tomorrow, the United States still wouldn't have a free market health care system. That's because even before Obamacare was enacted, the government already had direct or indirect control over most of the health...
By Rebecca Berg | 12/19/13 06:27 AM
Were he to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie would be as emphatically critical of the federal health care law as most other GOP candidates -- but he would first need to reconcile his past positions on the issue. Gillespie, a former mega-lobbyist and chairman of the...
By Paul Bedard | 12/18/13 11:34 AM
Mitt Romney is starting to lose space on his annual lakeside Christmas card photo, with his gaggle now up to 21 grandkids. The card arriving in the mailboxes of supporters around the nation this week shows more than twice as many grandchildren than voters in Dixville Notch, N.H., the first to...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/18/13 08:39 AM
Small details tell big stories in the political world and Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York has a master's eye for detecting them. Take his column today on how Jeh Johnson, President Obama's new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, thumbed his nose at...
By Joel Gehrke | 12/17/13 03:15 PM
"I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives," Matheson wrote in a Facebook post. The Utah Democrat beat Mia Love by just 768 votes during the 2012 election.
By Charlie Spiering | 12/17/13 03:00 PM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. chided his fellow Republican colleagues who have already signaled that they plan to vote against the budget deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
By Charlie Spiering | 12/17/13 11:10 AM
Twelve Republicans voted today to limit debate on the bipartisan budget agreement reached by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. The agreement cleared a procedural hurdle on a 67-33 vote. Here are the Republicans who voted yes: -- Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. — Sen....
By Charlie Spiering | 12/17/13 10:59 AM
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh warned Republicans in Washington on Monday not to fight against the Tea Party, predicting that they would never succeed. "The Tea Party is not a political party. It is a way of life, it's a body of thought. It is large, and it is real," he said. "And you...
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