By Charlie Spiering | 03/07/14 09:17 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shared a Justin Bieber joke with conservatives during a speech on Thursday, joking that he had earned a lot of "notoriety" since he appearance in the Senate.
By Charlie Spiering | 03/07/14 09:16 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, defined his foreign policy views on Thursday -- carefully positioning himself between the hawkish Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the more anti-interventionist views of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/07/14 09:09 AM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi probably wishes Twitter didn't make it so easy for other people to remind her of what's in her archive. Earlier this week, Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Illinois, proposed creation of a special inspector general to oversee Obamacare. The Roskam proposal — the...
By Washington Examiner | 03/07/14 06:53 AM
It was lost among the week's more dramatic news in Urkaine and Lois Lerner's continued refusal to tell America and a congressional committee what she knows about the IRS scandal, but U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan landed a devastating blow against greenmail. That's what can happen when Big...
By Judah Bellin | 03/06/14 12:10 PM
Federal student loans have recently come under fire for indebting a generation of students. Many families are slowly realizing that it might not be worthwhile to take out copious federal loans for an expensive education that offers poor employment outcomes. As it turns out, however, these loans...
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 Joel Gehrke | 03/06/14 07:02 PM
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus touted the presidential potential of Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., suggesting that Walker is more likeable than Mitt Romney, and so might mitigate the problem that has made it difficult for Republicans to carry their midterm election successes...
By David Limbaugh | 03/06/14 05:46 PM
This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness...
By Scott Rasmussen | 03/06/14 05:38 PM
The standard media coverage of President Obama's new budget claimed the proposals will cut $600 billion in spending over the next decade. It was just about impossible, though, to find any media story mentioning some basic numbers that belong in any story about a new federal budget. How much...
By Mona Charen | 03/06/14 05:26 PM
When seven Democratic senators voted with all of the Republicans to reject Debo Adegbile's nomination to serve as head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, Sen. Harry Reid cried racism.
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 03:56 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill that would remove military commanders from the decision to prosecute a sexual assault has failed in the Senate.
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/06/14 03:47 PM
Flood insurance in the U.S. is basically a government affair, which means it isn't really run like a business. That is, taxpayers backstop it, and insurance plans have not been priced according to risk. In 2012, Congress passed a reform that would try to limit taxpayer exposure by pricing...
By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 03:45 PM
On the opening day of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, activists heard from a parade of Republicans often touted as potential presidential candidates in 2016: Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio; Govs. Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal; and Rep. Paul Ryan. Though nothing said on...
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 03:28 PM
In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the House passed a $1 billion financial aid package that would provide loan guarantees to the Ukrainian government. President Obama on Thursday called on Congress to pass legislation that would “provide American assistance for the Ukrainian government so...
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