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  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    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...

  • Lawmakers urge Jack Lew, John Kerry to stop U.S. purchases of Russian helicopters

    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...

  • John Cornyn spent nearly $5.5 million beating back Republican primary challenger Steve Stockman

    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...

  • 'Kissing congressman' Vance McAllister rebuffs calls for his resignation

    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.

  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The move forces President Barack Obama to make a decision that...

  • House panel wants to hear from Schilling, Fox

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday they want to hear from former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and ex-Speaker Gordon Fox as they continue to review the state's deal to lure 38 Studios to Rhode Island with a $75 million loan guarantee. The committee...

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care...

  • John McCain: Obama's pick for Norway ambassador will 'be a joke'

    Sen. John McCain pledged to redouble his fight against several of President Obama's ambassador nominees, vowing to gum up their confirmation process as much as he can now that Senate rules no longer allow opponents to filibuster White House political appointments. The Arizona Republican for...

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat told...

  • Nancy Pelosi: House Republicans avoiding immigration reform because of race

    "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat said Thursday during her weekly briefing with reporters.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi discuss Republican spending plan

    On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed the Republican budget drafted by Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

  • Head of Louisiana GOP wants 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...

  • House panel votes to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk to lawmakers about her role in the agency's pattern of targeting conservative groups. The vote was 21-12, with all...

  • House passes Paul Ryan's budget plan

    The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that promises to balance the budget by cutting Democratic-championed programs like Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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