12 hrs ago
Three judicial nominees moving forward, it's time to start on the rest
Early Tuesday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court, a nomination that Republicans had been obstructing for weeks.
17 hrs ago
HOH: Flake, Edwards to Headline 2014 Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner
Featured speakers Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., are officially on the hook to leave "This Town" laughing at the Washington Press Club Foundation's 70th annual congressional dinner.
21 hrs ago
The Huffington Post
Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Under New Filibuster Rules, World Doesn't End
Senate Republicans warned Democrats of the grave consequences of going "nuclear" with filibuster rules, saying it would destroy comity and come back to haunt them when they're in the minority.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Obama is right on Pacific trade
Leaks about negotiations over the Trans-Pacific trade partnership, which would knit the U.S. and major Asian economies into a free-trade area, are ironic: The Pacific seems to be the only place where the Obama administration believes in the free-market.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Mandela fought white supremacy. Who stood with him when it counted?
I will never forget the day when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. He was already both a leader and organizer on the one hand, and a symbol and icon on the other.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Boehner hire alarms foes of 'amnesty'
Speaker John Boehner's decision to hire a well-known advocate of immigration reform is raising concerns among the House's most ardent opponents of legislation.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
National Public Radio
GOP Family Feud: 'Showboat' DeMint Takes on 'Tyrant' McConnell
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is more than a little aggravated with the Senate Conservatives Fund, and who can blame him.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
New Boehner Hire Supports Path to Citizenship
Rebecca Tallent will be coming to the speaker's office from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she has served as director of immigration policy.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
GOP Senate takeover: Just what the doctor ordered?
No fewer than 11 medical doctors are running for GOP nominations in forthcoming Senate elections.
The Daily Beast
The GOP's Nuclear Winter StrategyBy Eleanor Clift
After triggering the nuclear option, Democrats agreed to stick to an antiquated legislative courtesy that's preventing Obama from appointing federal judges.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Republican doctors running for Congress amid O-Care fiasco
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
Senate gets bill to keep federal land open in shutdowns
The federal government shutdown that lasted for 16 days last month is expected to cost the U.S. economy between $2 billion and $6 billion in economic output.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Dana Milbank: The Gop's mindless opposition
A couple of minutes after 9 p.m. on Saturday, word crossed the news wires that negotiators in Geneva had reached an agreement on Iran's nuclear program.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Jack Kingston has Surrendered on Obamacare
Democrats are stewing in the misery of Obamacare's disastrous side effects. We have a solid point of leverage coming in January to fight Obamacare in the budget.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Filibuster tactic empowers Obama, but has risks
President Obama, whose approval ratings have reached their lowest point, has a new tool in fighting off his lame-duck status: a path to wielding greater executive power over his administration's priorities and leaving a stronger ideological imprint in the courts.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
MONDAY: 4 stories to watch in Arizona
So you can stay ahead of the news, here's a quick look at some of the stories ABC15 will be keeping an eye on Monday, November 25. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Because of Friday's weather, all high school semi-final playoff games that had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday were moved to Monday night at 6 p.m. BOXER MURDER ARRAIGNMENT Robert ... (more)
Albany Times Union
This Is How The Left And Right Reacted To The Breakthrough Iran Nuclear Deal
A major breakthrough deal was reached between Iran and six world powers on Saturday, which President Barack Obama said would help "prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon."
Sat Nov 23, 2013
GOP wary of Iran deal
Sen. Lindsey Graham contended shortly after the deal was announced that it fell short, since it did not require the dismantling of any existing Iranian nuclear facilities.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
David Vitter's Food Stamp Felon Ban Would Barely Save Any Money
When Sen. David Vitter introduced legislation banning convicted rapists, murderers and pedophiles from receiving food stamps, the Louisiana Republican suggested convicts had soaked the system for millions.
The Wall Street Journal
Republicans Lambast Rules Change, But Won't Reverse It
Sen. Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, talks with reporters following a speech at an Independent Community Bankers of America conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, April 26, 2010.