Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking GOP member of the Senate Budget Committee, said Thursday that Senate Republicans plan to filibuster the budget deal that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) cut with Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Show More Summary
A dozen Republican senators have introduced a bill that would bar the government from denying any person or group tax-exempt status for exercising their religious beliefs, effectively giving individuals a 'license to discriminate' against LGBT couples The proposed Marriage and...
Yes, on Thursday evening, the Reverend Sharpton went the Full Trebek in zinging Ted Cruz after the Republican senator was honored as one of the answers on Jeopardy! recently, with classic categories like "Young Not So Invincibles" and "Canadian Fakin'."
The House passed the budget deal reached by Representative Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and Senator Patty Murray (D., Wash.) tonight, with 62 Republicans voting against the measure.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Some Senate Republicans were raising red flags over an obscure procedural change in the just-announced budget deal, saying it could diminish their ability to block some future tax increases.
AT RISK: Sen. Charles Grassley says he’s getting no answers from DHS nominee Jeh Johnson. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee charges that the Obama administration’s handling of EB-5 investor-visas “poses a gigantic risk” to national security. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says Jeh Johnson,...
Earlier this year, feminist boners across the country deflated when the filibuster-happy Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Ginsburg-in-waiting Judge Nina Pillard to the federal bench. But now, thanks to the death of the filibuster, the Senate was able to go ahead and confirm her. Radical! Read more...
(Paul Mirengoff) The office of Rep. Paul Ryan has denied the report by NRO’s Jonathan Strong that the budget deal Ryan negotiated with Sen. Patty Murray limits the ability of Republican Senators to block tax increases. I linked to Strong’s report last night and criticized the deal on that basis. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander's ex-chief of staff was arraigned on Thursday on federal child pornography charges, a day after being arrested and quickly fired by the Republican from Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate approved four of President Barack Obama's nominees on Thursday as an around-the-clock, confirmation merry-go-round entered its second day with Republicans unable to stop it because of a recent rule...
As evidence grows that former Republican Senator Scott Brown is going to run for Senate in New Hampshire, he continues to cash a paycheck from Fox News, where he's currently employed as a contributor. Brown is just the latest in an ever-expanding...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican Senator Judd Gregg is stepping down from his post as chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), after less than a year in the position.
The Senate has introduced its own version of a bill that will guarantee religious organizations and individuals the ability to discriminate against same-sex couples and any couple that engages in premarital sex. The post Republican Senators Introduce ‘License To Discriminate’ Against Married Same-Sex Couples appeared first on ThinkProgress.
During a KHOW radio interview Monday, Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck said, "I think it's very important for Republicans to stand for something, not just stand against something." (at 5:40 in audio of interview below) You'd hope...Show More Summary
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's office has responded to National Review Online's report about a provision in the budget deal that limits the Senate GOP's ability to block tax increases, arguing that the Republicans in the Senate can still block the passage of any tax bill by filibustering. Show More Summary
"Look, in the (Republican Senate) minority, you don't have the burden of governing."
The Senate is in the midst of a marathon session forced by Mitch McConnell and his minions in full revenge mode. In retaliation for the Democrats changing the rules on nominations to end Republican filibusters, Republicans insisted on...Show More Summary
By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon The Supreme Court will allow Senate Republicans to participate in oral arguments in the National Labor Relations Board recess appointment case, a maneuver that several legal experts suggested could tilt the scales against the Obama administration.
Good morning! Here are some of the stories we're watching this a.m. Congress The Senate pulled an all-nighter as Republicans continue to force lengthy debates on presidential nominees in response to the Democrats' use of the "nuclear option." The House is set to vote on a bipartisan spending budget.