By Shikha Dalmia | 03/08/14 12:32 PM
FWD.us, a pro-immigration group founded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, last week launched a month-long ad campaign to shame Republicans into passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes “amnesty” and a guest-worker program for Mexicans. It’s a noble cause. But advancing it...
By David M. Drucker | 03/07/14 03:48 PM
Rep. Dave Camp has heard the word “no” before. As usual, he isn't listening. Nearly 18 years ago, when the Republican House Ways and Means chairman was an obscure third-term congressman serving on the powerful tax-writing committee, House GOP leaders were ready to throw in the towel on...
By Brian Hughes | 03/07/14 03:36 PM
The 2014 midterm campaign began in earnest with President Obama unveiling his fiscal 2015 budget, a progressive wish list designed to boost Democrats in November. With little appetite for a so-called "grand bargain" on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned previous proposals to slow the...
By Zack Colman | 03/07/14 03:35 PM
Companies looking to build an offshore wind industry are lobbying lawmakers to extend a key tax incentive as a larger onshore wind credit faces congressional headwinds. No wind power is currently generated off U.S. coasts, though the Obama administration is hoping to change that. It already...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/07/14 03:34 PM
Democrats have been trumpeting their support for a hefty minimum wage increase in the run-up to November's midterm elections. So why haven’t they taken up legislation in Congress? “"Republicans will again have to choose between standing up for middle-class families and resorting to more...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
In modern times, “truthiness” — a “truth” asserted “from the gut” or because it “feels right,” without regard to evidence or logic — is also a key part of political discourse. It is difficult to imagine life without it, and our political discourse is weakened by Orwellian laws...
By Washington Examiner | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
In a move sure to stoke further buzz that the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president has not completely ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2016, Ryan will headline the Iowa Republican Party's annual Lincoln Dinner on April 11.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
As the United States weighed its response to Russia's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty, the military option was off the table even before one Russian soldier stepped foot in Crimea, and with good reason: The real battle between world powers in the 21st century is based as much on economics as...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
Of all the trends that led to the economy picking up at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, perhaps the most underlooked was that U.S. households stopped reducing their debt. After nearly five years of saving money and paying down debt, Americans finally stopped tightening their belts...
By Tim Mak | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
All politics is local, and the Pentagon's proposal to place the A-10 Warthog fighter jet on the chopping block is making waves on the campaign trail in southeastern Arizona. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., the successor to Rep. Gabby Giffords, likely faces a rematch with Republican Martha McSally,...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/07/14 07:07 AM
Five years ago, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew flack for one wrong word.
By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 12:29 PM
President Obama's budget proposal for the coming year was widely dismissed this week as an election-year political messaging document filled with proposals that had no chance of passage. But to the extent that the plan was notable, it was more for what was left out than what was put in it.
By Byron York | 03/06/14 09:40 PM
Chris Christie began his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday with an anecdote that seemed to portend some tough talk for his fellow Republicans.
By Jed Babbin | 03/06/14 12:18 PM
Almost lost in the avalanche of news about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine is that from President Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. But that meeting may prove to have been more important.
By Washington Examiner | 03/06/14 07:54 AM
So, Lois Lerner still won't talk about her role in the illegal targeting and harassment by the IRS of conservative and Tea Party groups seeking (C)(4) tax exemption. Lerner appeared for a second time Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed her Fifth...
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