Appearing at a candidate forum in late January, three likely Republican presidential contenders — Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul — all made a striking confession: They considered “the increasing gap between rich and poor” to be a problem.
A New Era of Televangelists By Tina Dupuy This week, the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, kicked off the 2016 Republican primary season at a university founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell. Liberty University’s students were mandated to attend Cruz’s announcement speech, so Senator Cruz enjoyed a packed house of attentive students accustomed to being [...]Show More Summary
Republican Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen wants a ‘moral rebirth of this country’ and suggested lawmakers should debate forcing people to attend church services once a week. That’s worked out so well for pedo-priests “How we get to back to a moral rebirth of this country, I don’t know, since we are slowly eroding religion at [...]
ASHE SCHOW: Harry Reid’s War On Women. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is retiring. Although he was a faithful steward of the “war on women” political theme his party has used against Republicans, the Nevada senator wasn’t exactly a feminist warrior. In 2014, he spent months blocking the Debbie Smith Act, which would have helped […]
Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report. The Cuban-American from Florida has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event, the Tampa Bay...
WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report. The Cuban-American from Florida...Show More Summary
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is among the few members of the Republican Party in Congress who are willing to admit that climate change is real and must be addressed. He is encouraging his fellow Republicans to have an open debate on the issue. read more
The 2016 Republican nomination contest spilled onto the Senate floor Thursday, turning a marathon budget debate into a battle over which candidate is prepared to lead the country at a time of war. Four GOP senators are trying to gain...Show More Summary
"Almost a dozen Republicans -- some who visibly campaigned on natural marriage -- sided with Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in tearing down the last two federal holdouts that respect state marriage laws: the social security and veterans' administrations. Show More Summary
The U.S. Senate has passed paid sick leave, without one vote from any Republican eyeing the White house. …the Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time amendment, or SA 798, proposed by Washington Sen. Patty Murray still managed to pass a Senate vote… The amendment was approved by all [...]
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) retirement “is triggering a free-for-all for his seat — with big implications for control of the Senate in 2016,” The Hill reports. “Senate Republicans see Nevada as their best chance at a pickup this [...]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Both...Show More Summary
Republicans in both the House and the Senate came together to pass boldly conservative and balanced budgets, and House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers...Show More Summary
With Congress on spring break, many House and Senate Republicans will probably spend the next two weeks back home touting the resolutions they passed to "balance the budget" within 10 years. But the competing resolutions for fiscal 2016 won't do anything of the sort, no matter what lawmakers...
Don’t let his soft-spoken appearance fool you: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has told his colleagues to “sit down and shut up,” likened Republicans to “greased pigs,” derided a reporter’s questions as “irresponsible and reckless” and dismissed another’s as a “clown question, bro.” These are some of soundbites the 75-year-old Reid has created while [...]Show More Summary
According to the Christian Science Monitor, Arizona State Republican Senator Sylvia Allen suggested if a law existed for mandatory church attendance, it could possibly help reverse “moral erosion” in America. The senator was in a televised...Show More Summary
There’s no mystery as to why Republican state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is the last holdout against an ethics cleanup in Albany
HARRY REID, the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, announced today that he will not seek re-election. The Nevada senator was not due to face voters again for nearly two years. Yet in the run up to the midterm electionsShow More Summary