By Byron York | 02/15/14 01:53 PM
A Washington Post news account called it "forceful and sometimes grandiose." A Virginia conservative group called it an "emotional outburst." It's true: U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's timed-for-Valentine's-Day decision throwing out Virginia's laws and constitutional amendment...
By Byron York | 02/13/14 10:46 PM
Republicans have a good chance to win control of the Senate this November. Democrats are on the defensive over Obamacare, the president is unpopular, and history suggests second-term mid-terms are nearly always unlucky for the White House. Given that, why is there so much division, backbiting,...
By Byron York | 02/12/14 04:49 PM
The Senate Conservatives Fund, originally founded by Sen. Jim DeMint and run by a close DeMint associate, has launched the harshest attack yet on its No. 1 target, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
By Byron York | 02/11/14 07:57 AM
Recently the New York Times reported that Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, who owns a duplex in Dodge City as well as a house in Alexandria, Va., does not live in the Dodge City home when he is in Kansas. Instead, Roberts has rented out the house for several years; he told the Times he pays a...
By Byron York | 02/10/14 06:45 PM
There's no doubt the vast majority of Republicans in Congress would repeal Obamacare if they could. Most GOP "alternative" bills begin with a clause to repeal the Affordable Care Act before proceeding to outline new policies to put in its place. Of course, GOP lawmakers don't have any hope of...
By Byron York | 02/06/14 06:36 PM
Democrats from President Obama on down have been touting Obamacare's sign-up numbers. Even after the system's disastrous rollout, they like to point out, roughly three million people have signed up for private insurance, while 6.3 million have signed up for Medicaid.
By Byron York | 02/05/14 04:31 PM
When Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf appeared before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, there were plenty of lawmakers, Republican and Democrat, who wanted to make points about Obamacare. Republicans stressed the CBO's finding that Obamacare will create such a sharp...
By Byron York | 02/03/14 06:23 PM
There's no doubt the Affordable Care Act will redistribute wealth in America. People at the top of the income ladder will pay more; people at the bottom will benefit. But how, exactly, will that work? A new study finds that Obamacare's redistribution will be stunningly lopsided. Scholars at...
By Byron York | 02/03/14 08:30 AM
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, a leading House advocate of immigration reform, sounded decidedly cautious when asked on ABC Sunday whether Congress can pass a reform bill to send to the president this year. "I really don't know the answer to that question," Ryan said. "That is clearly in doubt."
By Byron York | 02/01/14 10:13 AM
Supporters of immigration reform have carefully poll-tested the words they use to advocate an overhaul of the nation's immigration system. "The language on this stuff is really important," says one expert who's been intimately involved in the work. In general, advocates of far-reaching reform...
By Byron York | 01/31/14 04:18 PM
At the House Republican retreat in Cambridge, Md., Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on GOP lawmakers to take a new approach to the nation's economic anxieties. Dividing his remarks into four categories -- Obamacare, jobs and economic growth, the middle-class squeeze, and...
By Byron York | 01/30/14 09:30 PM
Cambridge, MD. -- The House Republican leadership, meeting here at the party's winter retreat, kept its new immigration reform "principles" as secret as nuclear codes. Old immigration hands on the Hill, who might have been expected to play a big part in producing the document, were barely...
By Byron York | 01/29/14 09:14 AM
Much of Washington seemed to have a problem with President Obama's State of the Union speech. That's all fine, but what about the people to whom the speech was actually directed?
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 01/28/14 03:24 PM
Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York discusses illegal immigration in the Washington Examiner podcast.
By Byron York | 01/27/14 07:45 PM
Just a few weeks ago, a State of the Union call for immigration reform would have seemed an exercise in futility. But now, President Obama, who Tuesday night will urge the House to pass new legislation, might have at least an outside chance of getting what he wants. Immigration reform is back....
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