By Zack Colman | 08/20/14 10:32 PM
Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/20/14 08:02 PM
West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.
By Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Fitzgibbons | 08/20/14 02:37 PM
Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/20/14 08:12 AM
Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.
08/19/14 06:15 PM
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday announced a drive in Congress to require child-proof bottles of liquid nicotine used for e-cigarettes. Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale...
By David M. Drucker | 08/19/14 02:12 PM
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...
By Steve Doty | 08/19/14 01:11 PM
A Public Policy Polling poll released Tuesday shows Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., leading Republican challenger Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 04:29 PM
A bipartisan group of Congress' most vocal lawmakers on matters of financial regulation is challenging Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen over the central bank's commitment to avoiding future bailouts.
By David M. Drucker | 08/18/14 12:42 PM
Republican Joni Ernst has highlighted the fact that she served in a combat role in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel in the Guard in her campaign ads. Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to even the playing field by noting his past legislative support for the Guard.
08/18/14 11:29 AM
Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.
08/14/14 11:16 PM
By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau The U.S. Defense Department has cut red tape in a program that gives surplus military vehicles to rural fire departments, Sen. Read more on NewsOK.
By Philip Klein | 08/14/14 06:00 PM
Our basic constitutional architecture still remains, and it's frustrating for those who want to augment the role of the federal government in people's lives.
By Washington Examiner | 08/14/14 05:11 PM
Those in charge of running the Postal Service have had their hands tied for decades by short-sighted politicians and a powerful government employee union.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/14/14 09:04 AM
For reasons that remain inexplicable to this day -- if only because they are rarely, if ever, discussed -- Congress was transformed from an assembly of private citizens devoting a few years to serving their fellow citizens to a host of career politicians critics see as mostly serving themselves.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/13/14 04:23 PM
It's the most inexplicable paradox in politics: Americans revile Congress and its inhabitants, yet are voting the same individuals into office far longer than at any time in the nation's history.
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