Friday Dec 6
Conservatives likening Obama to a slave owner decry being likened to a slave owner
Over the past couple of days, Jonathan Chait's " 12 Years a Slave and the Obama Era " seems to have struck a nerve among the conservative commentariat.
Friday Dec 6
Outside the Beltway
Republicans Teaching Candidates How To Talk To Women
After the negative blowback that the GOP suffered in 2012 when first Todd Akin and then Richard Mourdock made comments about rape and abortion that were roundly condemned, as well as other comments that other candidates and conservative commentators have made over the years that were widely seen as offensive to women, the GOP is trying to make sure ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
GOP men tutored in running against women
The National Republican Congressional Committee wants to make sure there are no Todd Akin-style gaffes next year, so they're meeting with top aides to sitting Republicans to teach them what to say - or not to say - on the trail, especially when their boss is running against a woman.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
CBS 3 Springfield
US seeks limited military ties with Myanmar
The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.
Congress still skeptical on Iran deal
The Obama administration encountered bipartisan skepticism Wednesday as it sought to sell Congress on its nuclear deal with Iran and ward off new sanctions.
Bachmann: Iran agreement "very disturbing"
After a briefing on the interim nuclear agreement with Iran, House GOP lawmakers condemned the deal, with Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., saying the administration's case was "unconvincing," and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., accusing the administration of "naivete."
Republicans eye Obama lawsuit, but party leaders are not on board
Republican lawmakers bashed the Obama administration at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday for opting not to enforce core parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as minimum requirements for individual healthcare plans.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
GOP: Founding Fathers Created Defect-Free Constitution, Ended Scourge of Slavery
The Republican National Committee's proclamation honoring Rosa Park's "role in ending racism" is continuing to receive the scorn and derision it richly deserves.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Obamacare - Day 60
The Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.
LA Daily News
The courts still can pull the plug on Obamacare: Guest commentary
The fiasco of Obamacare's rollout has finally sparked the nationwide debate that was short-circuited when Congress rushed to pass it in 2009.
Shore Legislator Tours Devastation In Philippines
Reps. Chris Smith center, Al Green left, and Trent Franks, rear left, listen to response workers from U.S. Agency for International Development and Catholic Relief Services at a staging area during a congressional
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Arizona lawmakers give cool reception to deal on Iran's nuclear program
Like most Republican lawmakers from the state, Arizona Sen. John McCain was dubious of the Iranian government's promise to abide by the deal, and called it 'highly unlikely' that Iran will have lessened its 'support of terrorism' while the pact is in place.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Jersey Journal
N.J. Congressman tours typhoon-stricken areas in Philippines
Congressman Chris Smtih is touring parts of the Philippines damaged by historic Typhoon Haiyan.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
When Counting Electrical Grid Threats, Count EMP
The North American Electric Power Reliability Corporation's latest test of the U.S. electrical grid left out an important component: testing the U.S.'s ability to withstand an electromagnetic pulse .
Obama-Iran agreement is 'definition of a bad deal,' says House chairman
Secretary of State John Kerry details the main points of an agreement with Iran that eases economic sanctions in return for halting progress on its nuclear program.
Yolanda accentuates need for rotational US troops: DFA
The United States' major role in bringing relief to the Yolanda-devastated areas highlights the need for increased rotational presence of American troops in the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare
The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law's constitutionality is far from settled.
The Washington Post
Lawmakers plan rugged trip to Philippines
Take the jaunt to the storm-ravaged Philippines that a group of lawmakers are planning for later this week.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
GOP on ObamaCare: Let it self-destruct
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Solving the Iran nuclear puzzle
Diplomats took an important step towards resolving the Iran nuclear crisis in the recent Geneva negotiations.