More Sean Lengell Articles

  • Rep. David Jolly says his race wasn't solely a referendum on Obamacare

    Newly elected Rep. David Jolly downplayed the role Obamacare played in his campaign and warned fellow Republicans against obsessing about stopping President Obama's health care law.

  • Heroin overdoses spur action

    A dramatic increase in heroin-related deaths nationwide has caught the attention of the Obama administration, which is joining state and local governments nationwide in trying to combat the problem. Heroin, a highly addictive drug, has been relatively cheap and easy to find for generations....

  • Congress approves bill to ease increases on flood insurance rates

    Congress has passed legislation to halt rate increases in the federal flood insurance program for many homeowners in hazard zones nationwide. The measure easily cleared the Senate by a vote of 72-22 after the House overwhelmingly approved it last week. The bill now goes to President Obama,...

  • Senate strikes deal on unemployment insurance extension

    The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...

  • John Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, saying the head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church "has inspired millions of Americans." The Ohio Republican said the pope's "pastoral manner and servant leadership"...

  • John Boehner: Republican campaign strategy centers on Obamacare

    House Speaker John Boehner suggested the Republican Party's long-standing opposition to President Obama's health care law will again be a central campaign strategy during the fall's congressional elections.

  • John Boehner: Senators should drop IMF demands in Ukraine aid bill

    House Speaker John Boehner called on Senate Democrats to drop their push to include reforms to the International Monetary Fund in a proposed Ukrainian aid package, which has stalled measure, saying the issues are unrelated.

  • Dianne Feinstein: CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on her panel's computers, a possible illegal act she says has prompted a Justice Department investigation. The California Democrat said the CIA had searched -- without her knowledge or consent -- a stand-alone...

  • Senate passes bill aimed at curbing military sexual assault

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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