By Mark Tapscott | 04/14/14 08:53 AM
A new Rasmussen Reports public opinion survey suggests that the time has never been better for the resurgence of a movement many in the national media have forgotten. That movement is term limits, which was thought to have been killed forever by a 1995 Supreme Court decision on a 5-4 vote that...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 11:43 AM
U.S. senator and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday criticized the recent suggestion of another possible GOP hopeful, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that illegal immigration to the U.S. is an "act of love" rather than a felony. Paul said that Bush "might have...
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 10:45 AM
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said Sunday that Republican racial animus was to blame for several controversies dogging Congress and the White House.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/13/14 10:33 AM
Sen. Tim Scott declined to say that he will vote to confirm President Obama's nominee for health secretary Sunday morning, instead hinting that Republican senators will use the confirmation process to get the White House to clarify Obamacare sign-up numbers and other politically sensitive...
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:42 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his recently passed budget plan as a sign of growing GOP unity.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:32 PM
Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:27 PM
The Maryland congressman has been under fire from Republican Rep. Darrell Issa over his handling of the IRS targeting scandal.
By Associated Press | 04/12/14 12:12 PM
To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/12/14 11:09 AM
House and Senate Republicans have been mostly silent about the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary, but they will likely have a lot to say when her confirmation hearings begin in May. With Obamacare at the center of a...
By Sean Lengell | 04/11/14 07:07 PM
Two Republican senators are warning that allowing college athletes to unionize would "destroy" college sports and "harm the entire U.S. system of higher education." Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina have lashed out at a recent decision by a National Labor...
By David M. Drucker | 04/11/14 04:43 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/11/14 02:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a Friday session that won't have any votes, rejecting Republican and Democratic requests that he allow a vote on a bill that would allow rape kits to be processed more quickly. “Debbie Smith is an extraordinary woman and an effective...
By Zack Colman | 04/11/14 01:48 PM
What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...
By Tim Mak | 04/11/14 12:12 PM
Dozens of lawmakers have signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew urging them to impose sanctions on a Russian arms exporter that the Pentagon is procuring helicopters from. The effort to rally opposition to Russian company Rosoboronexport, which the...
By Rebecca Berg | 04/11/14 11:16 AM
Few people thought Rep. Steve Stockman would pose a serious challenge to Sen. John Cornyn in a Texas Republican primary race early last month. Stockman, after all, was perhaps best known in Congress for his occasional outlandish statements, such as, "If babies had guns, they wouldn't be...
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