More Joel Gehrke Articles

  • Obama: 'The repeal debate is and should be over'

    President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law. "The repeal debate is and should be over," Obama told reporters Thursday. "The Affordable Care Act is working and I know the American...

  • U.S. ambassador suggests anti-Semitic leaflets designed to provoke violence in Ukraine

    Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk, Ukraine, have demanded that Jews register with the government they have set up there, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said, suggesting that the Russian forces want to provoke violence in the area. "Everything that we are hearing suggests that this is the real deal...

  • Poland uneasy about Russian invasion after events in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's destabilization of Ukraine has reminded the Polish people that they can only ward off Russian aggression by strengthening their ties to NATO and their own military, Poland's defense minister said at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Obama's UN ambassador compares Syrian dictator's atrocities to Rwandan genocide

    President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations compared Syrian dictator Bashar Assad's atrocities in the ongoing civil war to the Rwandan genocide that took place during Bill Clinton's presidency 20 years ago.

  • Justice Department and IRS' Lois Lerner discussed prosecuting conservative groups

    Former IRS official Lois Lerner discussed referring conservative groups for prosecution after the Justice Department inquired about possible tax fraud violations by nonprofits. Lerner and Justice officials discussed the issue pursuant to a suggestion from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who...

  • Ron Paul group to defy IRS

    Ron Paul's nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service's demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so. "There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty," Megan...

  • Republican National Committee files Tax Day lawsuit seeking IRS records related to Tea Party targeting

    The Republican National Committee on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service after months of trying to obtain documents pertaining to the targeting of Tea Party groups through a Freedom of Information Act request.

  • Jay Carney accuses Russia of using tactics from 'the Soviet past'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using tactics from "the Soviet past," according to President Obama's spokesman, who also maintained that the Cold War is not an accurate analogy for current tensions in Ukraine. "It's not often that you suddenly have, in a variety of cities, all at the same...

  • DCCC chair Steve Israel: 'Significant extent' of Republicans are racist

    Some Republican lawmakers are racist because a "significant extent" of conservative voters are racist, according to the congressman leading the Democratic bid to regain control of the House of Representatives.

  • Elijah Cummings accuses Darrell Issa of 'scuttling' chance to have Lois Lerner testify

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., accused House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., of "scuttling" an opportunity to have former IRS official Lois Lerner testify about the targeting of conservative groups, a charge Issa's team attributes to dishonest statements...

  • Harry Reid blocks Republican request to pass bill cracking down on rapists

    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...

  • In payback for nuclear option, Republicans block Harry Reid's attempt to hurry up controversial judicial vote

    The Senate got hit by fallout from the so-called nuclear option Thursday when Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to confirm a controversial judicial nominee at the last minute before a recess. Republicans demanded he provide the full 30 hours of debate required by Senate rules. "The...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Paul Ryan's budget is 'not good for children and other living things'

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., obliquely compared the budget offered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to the Vietnam War by dredging up a 48-year-old antiwar slogan as her bumper-sticker argument against it. Pelosi doesn't want the entire 2014 election to be...

  • John Boehner to Eric Holder: Race isn't the issue, the truth is

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that JudiCIAry Committee members disrespected him because of his race. "There's no issue of race here," Boehner told reporters Thursday. "The frustration is that the American people have not been told the...

  • Elijah Cummings promises to respond to Republican request for information on Lois Lerner

    Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., hasn't responded to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa's request for information that Cummings received from former IRS official Lois Lerner's attorney. "I'll give him a response," Cummings told the Washington Examiner on...



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