By Zack Colman | 12/13/13 12:02 PM
Congress is examining whether to increase the 18.4-cents-per-gallon federal gasoline tax, which helps finance the Highway Trust Fund and hasn’t been raised since 1993, as a way to shore up financing for the nation’s aging highways and bridges.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/11/13 04:49 PM
Typically vocal Republican conservatives don't like the bipartisan budget deal Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced yesterday, but they seem resigned to the likelihood that it will pass the House on Thursday. "I don't think there is going to be a fight," Rep. Raul...
By Cathie Adams and Jo Ann Fleming | 12/09/13 12:00 PM
President Obama wants Congress to surrender its constitutional authority and grant him “fast-track” trade promotion authority. Republican representatives Steve Stockman and Louie Gohmert of Texas, and more 170 other House members from both sides of the aisle, are saying no. The rest of...
By Paul Bedard | 12/09/13 05:52 AM
Ed Gillespie, a former top aide to President George W. Bush who chaired both the Republican National Committee and Virginia GOP, said he is considering a bid against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, automatically putting Virginia in play and giving the Republicans their best chance to take back...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/05/13 09:03 AM
Remember President Obama's vow that lobbyists would not be welcome in his White House? That promise is proving to be no more credible than the one about keeping your health insurance plan. More than 100 lobbyists have been appointed by Obama to top jobs in his administration, according to the...
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 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 09:48 AM
Joe Scarborough, the former Florida congressman who hosts the popular MSNBC morning show “Morning Joe,” is already fighting to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
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.
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