Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham released a statement supporting Barack Obama's new nominee for assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department—which is odd, as Victoria Nuland was instrumental in crafting the Benghazi talking points, over which McCain and Graham have savaged the Obama Administration.
Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t have as many friends as he says he does. In the latest round of Cruz’s simmering debate with Sen. John McCain (who labeled Cruz a "wacko bird"), Cruz spoke of "my friend, the senior senator from Arizona" while painting him as out of touch with his party and country. Show More Summary
Establishment Republican Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) defended State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Friday, shortly after President Obama nominated the Benghazi talking points manipulator for a promotion. Show More Summary
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Gov. Pat Quinn are opposed to the bill. [ more › ]
By John Crabtree on May 20, 2013 - 12:00am The debate over the 2013 Farm Bill has begun on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The draft Farm Bill that emerged from the Senate Agriculture Committee would level the playing field for farm families...Show More Summary
It looks likes Democrats will rather easily hold on to John Kerry's old senate seat. Right after the primary Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez had a brief honeymoon period. Several polls found him only a few points behind Democrat Ed Markey, but since the general election campaign has started in earnest Markey's lead has grown steadily.
On Thursday, former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that the Gang of Three – Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT) – had provoked Democrats into trying to change traditional Senate rules. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been saying for months it's up to the Senate to get the ball rolling on a major overhaul of the nation's immigration...
The fightback against patent trolls is picking up steam with new ammunition materializing in the form of Texas Senator John Cornyn’s newly introduced Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013. According to Cornyn, the bill is designed to act as a … Continue reading ?
We were just talking about the third attempt by someone in Congress to deal with some aspect of patent trolling, and already we have a fourth bill. Senator John Cornyn has introduced the Patent Abuse Reduction Act, which has a variety of provisions that would make life slightly more difficult for trolls. Show More Summary
Evidently, it eliminates "home rule" exceptions that are gumming up the works. And if Rahm isn't happy, it must be something worth looking at: Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday his chamber would chart its own path on immigration rather than simply considering a Senate-passed measure, quashing hopes some Democrats had for quickly enactin...
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was visibly frustrated when he spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday, responding to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)'s objection to House-Senate budget negotiations. Lee and others have rejected the negotiations, unless a debt limit increase is taken out of the equation. McCain had harsh words for Lee in response.
Ted Cruz turned the tables on John McCain as the two sparred on the Senate floor this morning, with Cruz willingly embracing the "wacko bird" epithet the Arizona senator hurled at him and other conservatives earlier this year. Cruz objected...Show More Summary
A feud between Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and the Senate’s tea-party faction over budget strategy erupted on the Senate floor.
On Thursday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued a joint statement with Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Republican Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Judiciary Committee Chairman...Show More Summary
On the Senate floor today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) discussed an amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill regarding crop insurance and tobacco. The amendment is cosponsored by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and would eliminate the premium subsidy to purchase crop insurance for tobacco. -kg
Good C-SPAN fun on an ongoing theme. First up, warhorse Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) accuses newbie liberty-movement Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) of not understanding the basic Senate rules about reconciliation, as applied to debate over raising the federal debt ceiling yet again: Then freshman Sen. Show More Summary
In a key moment on the Senate floor this morning, John McCain came very close to stating outright that Tea Party Republican Senators are in the grip of what some of us have been describing as a kind of ”post policy nihilism” that … Continue reading ?
Tim Cook survived his grilling during his appearance before the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee Hearing to Examine Offshore Profit Shifting and Tax Avoidance by Apple Inc. Even though some of the senators still aren’t happy with Apple’s international tax practices, a solution to the problem wasn’t given. Not one to pass up the opportunity to make fun [...]Show More Summary