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  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the...

  • Darrell Issa seeks answers about Justice Department's role in IRS targeting

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ...

  • Sen. Bob Corker wants tougher sanctions on Russia

    The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday called for the U.S. to beef up sanctions on Russia unless it eases tensions in eastern Ukraine. "The greatest immediate threat to the people of Ukraine realizing a better future is the external threat of Russia," Sen....

  • Recognizing danger, GOP engages with Democrats in battle for women voters

    As the Democratic Party implements its "War on Women" campaign against the Republicans in the hopes of mobilizing female voters and heading off a midterm elections defeat, the GOP is fighting back. In doing so, Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP candidates running in key congressional races...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • In North Carolina Senate debate, Republican candidates vie to prove electability

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...

  • Arizona Senate sides with ridesharing services Uber, Lyft

    PHOENIX (AP) — Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have. The amended bill exempts rideshare companies from the commercial insurance...

  • Sen. John Boozman has emergency heart surgery

    Sen. John Boozman is recovering in an Arkansas hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery Tuesday. The senator's condition isn't considered life threatening, his office said. "Doctors say he responded well to the surgery and are monitoring his recovery," Boozman spokesman Patrick...

  • Immigration report irks some Hill Republicans

    A report arguing for the need for more low-skilled immigrants has irked some Republican congressmen. At issue is a paper released last month called “A crucial piece of the puzzle: Demographic change and why immigrants are needed to fill America's less-skilled labor gap.”

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • John Boehner's double-speak rattles House immigration foes

    When it comes to immigration, many Republican members of the House have long distrusted their leader, Speaker John Boehner. Now, things have gotten even worse. Boehner has assured members who oppose comprehensive immigration reform that nothing will be done on the issue until the Obama...

  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off...

  • Sen. Bob Corker: U.S. inaction says to Russia, 'Don't embarrass us'

    As President Obama's administration prepares a new slew of sanctions on Russia in response to the country's annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine, there remains an ongoing debate among congressional lawmakers regarding whether America has acted with sufficient strength. Sen. Bob Corker,...

  • Democratic National Committee chairwoman dismisses political impact of Keystone XL delay

    Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday dismissed the potential political impact of a delayed decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "complex" decision that will need to be carefully weighed. The State Department, which has been reviewing the...

  • Amid budget woes, gas drilling tax turns GOP heads

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to slap Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry with a new tax is turning the heads of Republican lawmakers amid an increasingly grim budget picture. Some Republicans in the Capitol are predicting that a tax on natural gas extraction could end up in...



From the Weekly Standard

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