By Joel Gehrke | 03/31/14 05:48 PM
When Democratic National Committee operatives describe something as "undemocratic," they mean it's not good for the Democratic Party. "We believe that we should expand democracy -- that expanding democracy is good for the nation; it is good for our party," Democratic National Committee...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/31/14 03:14 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to contradict reports that the United States might release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a deal to extend peace talks with the Palestinians. "I have nothing new about Jonathan Pollard that I haven't said in the past, which is...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/31/14 01:33 PM
President Obama isn't doing enough to get House Democrats elected, according to Rep. Jim Clyburn who said Obama needs to stop fundraising and start activating his campaign organization in key districts.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/31/14 10:44 AM
President Obama refused to raise human rights issues during his meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, despite urging from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and assurances from the White House that Obama "raises our commitment to human rights" on all his trips. “Saudi Arabia's human...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/28/14 01:29 PM
U.S. Capitol police officers "detained" a journalist who was attempting to question Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy, according to the reporter, who was released after a background check.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/28/14 01:12 PM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wants President Obama to send "military assistance" to Ukraine to prevent Russian forces conducting "exercises" on its border from further invading the country. Ukrainian officials say Russia has 100,000 troops along their border. "Considering President Putin's track...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/27/14 05:39 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is courting establishment Republicans in his bid to take the Tea Party into the White House. In the midst of a so-called "civil war" within the party, Paul is hoping his conciliatory moves won't alienate his own base, while potential rivals such as Sen. Ted Cruz,...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/27/14 12:45 PM
Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund, raising the likelihood that his campaign with Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn will turn into a new battleground between Republican leadership and outside...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/26/14 04:24 PM
Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that President Obama agree to settle a class-action lawsuit he filed against the National Security Agency, arguing that the president can use it as a legal vehicle to make the NSA changes his administration is now considering. "If the White House is serious,...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/26/14 04:09 PM
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel that Congressional investigators can try to hold him in contempt over the Tea Party targeting scandal whenever they think that they can make the charge stick, something he thinks is unlikely. The topic came up when Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.,...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/26/14 12:04 PM
Years will pass before congressional investigators can review all of the documents pertaining to the inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told a House panel Wednesday.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/25/14 02:32 PM
Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, urged trial lawyers to donate to his Senate campaign by reminding them that he has a legal education, arguing that Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, does not.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/25/14 12:47 PM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has certainly collaborated with Russian intelligence officials, a former KGB general said Tuesday.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/22/14 12:07 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund. The lawmakers told Reid they "intend to object to any floor...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/21/14 12:35 PM
A group of Afghan journalists is organizing a boycott of the Taliban after the murder of a fellow reporter and several of his family members in a Thursday assault on civilians. "In this attack, the Taliban deliberately and ruthlessly targeted civilians, shooting women and innocent children...
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