The voting American public became tired of Congressional Democrats, so they gave Republicans control of the Senate and created an even larger majority in the House. Therefore, even before seeing
A prominent Republican senator tells 2016 contenders to skip the Iowa caucuses and its occasionally anti-immigrant crowd if they want to have a shot at winning the White House.
Senate Republicans say the hearings — and any resulting legislation — are needed to provide balance to an anti-cop fervor in NYC.
Any hope that the long-term unemployed have for a 2015 unemployment extension is probably not going be fulfilled in the new year. Even Republican Senator Dean Heller seems to have given up and there’s been less of an incentive now that the U.S. Show More Summary
The Hill lists the 10 most vulnerable senators in 2016. All but 2 are republican. 1. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) Kirk narrowly defeated a scandal-plagued Democratic candidate by less than 2 points in the 2010 Republican wave election. In the 2016 presidential election year, he will likely face a much more Democratic electorate… …in deep-blue [...]
Senator Marco Rubio is on his own island when it comes to views on Cuba. for a politician who prides himself on being a forward-leaning leader of a new generation of Republicans, his view on the communist island is shaped by hardline, Cold War ideology of decades past. The 43-year-old freshman Cuban senator is swimming [...]
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that allows for drug testing of adult welfare recipients in Michigan today. The legislation, Republican proposed House Bill 4118 was accompanied by Senate Bill 275, and will instate drug testing for people on welfare suspected of using drugs. Show More Summary
When they take over the Senate next year, Republicans will promote legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling intense pain in abortions. Although they will be int he minority in both the House and Senate, Democrats are preparing an all-out assault on the pro-life legislation. […]
This has gone down as one of the most memorable ads of the cycle, and not in a good way. Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land decided to counter Democratic attacks that she favors policies that hurt women by... drinking coffee. Show More Summary
Joni Ernst started the Republican Senate primary as a little-known Iowa state senator, but this spot helped her get national attention. Ernst declares she grew up castrating hogs on a farm, so she'll know how to cut pork. Ernst then calls for cutting spending. Show More Summary
One would think that the media would be mentioning this in light of the recent attacks on computers... Sony... North Korea... hackers... NYT, August 2, 2012, Cybersecurity Bill Is Blocked in Senate by GOP Filibuster, (BARF WARNING --...Show More Summary
Oklahoma’s Tom Coburn opposed President Obama on almost everything, but has personal warmth and respect for him. I just love him as a man. I think he’s a neat man. You don’t have to be the same to be friends. Matter of fact, the interesting friendships are the ones that are divergent,” Coburn said in [...]
Outgoing Republican Senator Tom Coburn had some rather nice things to say about President Obama on 60 Minutes yesterday, including saying, "I just love him as a man."
Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January.
Sen. Mike Lee might not want to continue these photo ops with Ted Cruz. The crazy tea party Senate class of 2010 is already looking over their shoulders as the Republican "establishment" readies for potential primary challenges. At the top of the list is Sen. Show More Summary
De Blasio? Sharpton? Nope. The biggest blowback will be against the “reforming” Kentucky senator, because Republicans back cops, period.
A Republican senator wants President Obama to screen the controversial comedy, The Interview, to Members of Congress at the White House and then host a discussion on how future cyber attacks will be handled. In a press release on his...Show More Summary
MIAMI—As they jockey for possible presidential bids, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are taking aim at each other on TV, Twitter and Facebook over Cuba policy. Rubio, a Cuba hardliner from West Miami, has attacked President Barack Obama’s effort to re-establish ties with Cuba. The pugnacious Kentuckian thinks the president made the right [...]Show More Summary
Sen. Mark Kirk, in a radio interview, said he will try to hold a major re-election fundraiser featuring Sony Pictures' pulled-from-distribution film about North Korea, The Interview. The Illinois Republican wrote on Twitter, "With Sony's surrender to North Korea, I plan to host a movie screening." It was unclear how Kirk planned to get a copy of the film.
The VA estimates that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Outgoing Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says it costs too much and stopped the bill from coming up for a vote. Coburn’s main beef with the bill was that it was redundant, and wouldn’t be offset by any cuts in spending. That may be true, but [...]