This week, Marco Rubio—the thirsty little senator from Poland Spring (by way of Cuba)—dove head-first into the kiddie pool of Republican candidates for president. It was a risky move, given the pool's depth (read: lack thereof). Obviously,...Show More Summary
By Andy Sullivan NASHUA, N.H. (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham took their debate over America's role in the world from the U.S. Senate floor to the campaign trail on Saturday in an early sign that foreign policy is likely to be a flash point in the 2016 election. Show More Summary
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S....Show More Summary
Progress Missouri has been a thorn in the side of the Republicans who run the Missouri state legislature for quite some time, and last January they thoroughly embarrassed the Missouri House into abandoning their time-honored tradition...Show More Summary
The Kentucky senator also asks Republicans to help him take party’s message to ‘rich, poor, black, white, brown’ as he campaigns for 2016 presidential nomination Related: Chris Christie and Jeb Bush face off at ‘circus tent of Republican candidates’ Rand Paul on Saturday attacked...
If this student government president were permitted to choose his own Chief of Staff, it would be a dark day at the University of Alabama. Black skies would truly be overhead. The Senate has no choice but prevent such a thing from happening.
Via the Tennessean: The Bible will not become the official book of Tennessee this year. Bolstered by opposition from Republican leadership, the Senate voted 22-9 to send the Bible to committee, effectively killing the bill a day after it was adopted by the House. Show More Summary
“Senate Republicans do not want to be held responsible for rejecting the historic nomination of Loretta E. Lynch, the first African-American woman picked to be attorney general. But they also are in no hurry to see her confirmed because of [...]
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was among the Republican hopefuls to address the “First in the Nation” candidate forum in New Hampshire.
President Lydon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. looks on. Republicans apparently don't want to protect the rights he fought for. Senate.gov Senate Republicans appear to be letting the Washington Voting Rights Act die, rather than pass it, for the third year in a row. Show More Summary
Robert P. Griffin, a Michigan Republican who served in both houses of Congress, including eight years as the Senate minority whip, and who led a 1968 filibuster that blocked Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Abe Fortas as chief justice, died April 16 at his home in Traverse City, Mich. He was 91.Read full article >>
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far. At a news conference with Italian Prime...
As day 150 of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch’s wait for a vote to replace current AG Eric Holder began, it looked like political pressure and a procedural threat from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might have sufficiently loosened the jar to ensure Lynch a confirmation vote some time next week. That didn’t stop [...]
Dumb as a box of rocks or a bag of hammers? One of 2016's most vulnerable Republican senators, who also happens to be one of the Senate's dumbest, is worried about how the Supreme Court might be hurting his chances for re-election if...Show More Summary
President Obama is clearly fed up with Senate Republicans breaking their own obstruction records by refusing a confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch to be attorney general. President Obama on Friday vented his frustration over the delay...Show More Summary
Via Politico: Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans oppose her nomination. “I think presidents have the right...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Senate dysfunction has hit a new low with Republicans' continued delays in confirming U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, who has waited more than five months for a vote. "Call Loretta Lynch for a vote. Show More Summary
During a joint news conference on Friday with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, President Barack Obama forcefully blasted Senate Republicans for continuing to stall the confirmation vote of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it's "embarrassing" the way Republican senators have delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee for what he calls "political gamesmanship." Dozens of Senate Republicans have opposed her for various reasons, chiefly her support of Obama's immigration policies.
First-term Republican Congressman Jesse Young, who represents the 26th District in the Washington State Senate is attracting significant attention for an unusual detail in his proposed transportation budget: he wants $90,000 to conduct a feasibility a a