By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 04:01 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked a federal court to require the National Security Agency to destroy the American phone records it has gathered as part of a data-mining program revealed by Edward Snowden, on the grounds that bulk collection violates the Fourth Amendment.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/12/14 03:43 PM
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., described the latest Obamacare mandate delay as a "disappointing" admission by President Obama's team that they couldn't effectively implement part of the law.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 03:24 PM
Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin, who hopes to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., praised the 2008 financial bailout in a contemporaneous investment report, contrary to his campaign's denunciations of the bailout, according to Politico. Bevin co-signed the report in...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:55 PM
President Obama denied that the United States has a "no-spy agreement" with the United Kingdom, explaining to a French reporter that "there's no country" that enjoys such a privileged status, though his administration respects the privacy rights of all people. "There's no country where we have...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:45 PM
President Obama dodged a question about whether France has replaced Britain as the closest ally of the United States by comparing the two nations to his daughters, Malia and Sasha. "I have two daughters and they are both gorgeous and wonderful and I would never choose between them — and...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:27 PM
President Obama claimed that his administration's latest delay of the employer mandate is an example of treating businesses as well as individuals (though the individual mandate was not delayed), by comparing the delay to the "hardship exemptions" available to some individuals. "What we did...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:21 PM
So much for the idea that President Obama is too "professiorial." He misstated the name of a famous observer of American democracy during a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande. Obama, who took Hollande to Thomas Jefferson's home of Monticello on Monday to celebrate...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/11/14 01:16 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder is staffing up, announcing the end of a hiring freeze that the Justice Department made possible by the recent congressional budget deal that "even adds funding" for certain sectors of the department.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 06:06 PM
President Obama's latest delay of the employer mandate is yet another "lawless" change to Obamacare, according to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who said Attorney General Eric Holder still hasn't provided the legal basis for the last delay. "[Obama] has no authority to do that," Lee told the...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 05:55 PM
President Obama made what turned out to be an ill-timed joke while visiting Monticello with French President Francois Hollande. "That's the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want," Obama joked while walking to a typically off-limits terrace at the home of Thomas Jefferson in...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 03:40 PM
Navy Adm. William McRaven, who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, ordered photos of the dead terrorist destroyed after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit to access the pictures under a public records law.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 02:21 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz called for House Speaker John Boehner to take up the debt ceiling fight that House Republicans seem leery of, saying that Congress should only raise the debt limit while making "significant" spending reforms. "In my view, we should not raise the debt ceiling without significant...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/10/14 02:03 PM
Does the National Security Agency collect the credit card statements of every American? Sen. Rand Paul thinks so. "I think these records include your phone records, I think they include your text messages, your emails -- and, I think, in all likelihood, they're probably collecting your credit...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 04:41 PM
With the deadline looming for Obamacare enrollment, Organizing for Action is raffling off a meeting with President Obama in order to give a boost to the lagging enrollment numbers.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/07/14 04:06 PM
“I have full access to the recliner,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told the New York Times, referring to the fact that the Kansas residence he listed as his voting address actually belongs to two donors.
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