Congressional Republicans are locked in a heated debate over how to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but those among them with an eye on running for president have been mostly playing supporting roles. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are no strangers to seizing the Senate […]
Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second. The results were Paul at 25.7 percent, Walker at 21.4 and Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 11.5. Mitt Romney won the straw poll in 2012.
(Reuters) – Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 an important boost. Paul, a Kentucky Republican with libertarian views, took 25.7 percent of the vote at the Conservative Political...
Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul. After this weekend, that’s the list of Republicans who have won straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference three years in a row. The Kentucky senator beat out Wisconsin...Show More Summary
Senate Republicans “are fuming over the House GOP’s decision to extend the standoff over the Department of Homeland Security, a move that they say uses up political oxygen and burns precious time on the legislative calendar,” The Hill reports. “GOP [...] The post Senate Republicans Fuming at House appeared first on Political Wire.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said. Mayor Ashley Swearengin will not seek the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Barbara...Show More Summary
A reporter’s wish masquerading as an accepted fact. NPR’s Congressional reporter, Ailsa Chang, did it Wednesday morning. About Mitch McConnell, soon to be Senate leader, she said: If he wants to see the Republicans retain the majority beyond 2016, he has to be able to prove that his party can be more than just the […]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got a major ally Tuesday in his endeavor to run for both president and the U.S. Senate at the same time: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Paul has asked the Kentucky Republican Party to hold a presidential caucus in 2016, rather than have residents choose their presidential nominee in the state's primary. Why? […]
The one-week Homeland Security funding bill the Senate quickly passed to bail out House Speaker John Boehner and keep the doors to DHS open for another week has passed in the House, with a vote of 357-60. Leadership needed to avert another...Show More Summary
State Senator Eleanor Sobel wants to repeal the law that makes it illegal for unmarried couples to cohabitate. But Republicans are saying “not so fast.” WCTV reported in 2011 that almost 700 people had been charged under the obscure law since 2006, and half a million couples were breaking the ordinance by living together. While [...]
US Republican Senator Susan Collins introduced the bill to defund the president’s recent executive action on immigration, which would allow some illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.
Senate EPW Republicans Take a Stand for Academic Freedom WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OKla.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today led all EPW Republicans in a letter promoting scientific discovery and academic freedom. The letter was sent to the same 107 recipients of letters sent earlier…
Less than nine hours remain before the Department of Homeland Security shuts down, unless Congress authorizes funding for the agency before midnight. Republicans want to include in the funding bill a measure that would essentially repeal...Show More Summary
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark.
"We could have had Hillary here, but we couldn't find a foreign nation to foot the bill," Senator Ted Cruz joked at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday. “Please explain why we should accept that the millions and millions of dollars that have
For the Republican senator to criticize Obama for adopting an ISIS policy Rubio endorses, all while getting Iran's position backwards, is a bad sign.
"When have you been willing to stand up against Republicans, the Texas senator told CPAC, seemingly running against both political parties.
Harry Reid, still pretty much a badass. The new Republican majority in the Senate is whining about Harry Reid being a bully as much as they did when they were in the minority. He just makes them so darned mad! The new Senate majority...Show More Summary
Senate Democrats and Republicans voted 68-31 to pass a "clean" bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of September. The anti-immigrant riders were stripped out of the bill. The bill will now head to the House,...Show More Summary