The State Department is working behind the scenes to stop Congress from putting sanctions on the Maduro government.
The Florida senator has become a conservative golden boy again after a 14-minute speech he never meant to give.
Obama nominates Judge Darrin Gayles for a federal judgeship in the court where another out gay black nominee was blocked by Sen. Marco Rubio.
Democrats have never really liked insurers and Republicans are wary of the industry’s work with the administration. Both need insurers to succeed.
There have been 335 newspaper articles written this year about the 2016 presidential election, according to Pew Research Center. More of them were about Hillary Clinton than any other potential candidate.
An RNC fundraiser brought the Republican Party’s most buzzed-about presidential prospects under one roof for an audition in front of elite donors. “They actually really like Rand.”
The unusual coalition includes neo-cons, libertarians, and anti-war Democrats.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get, to Pennsylvania Avenue?
The Florida Senator used to talk entirely about border security, attacked Ronald Reagan for supporting amnesty in 1986, criticized McCain’s past reform attempts, and said granting amnesty would only encourage more illegal immigration. He’s now singing a different tune with a bill that has fines, background checks and other requirements allowing illegal immigrants to access the legal immigration system.
Another round of Republican men talking abortion leads the party’s women to reach for the antacid.
Immigration position “may influence some people right now, but right now is not 2016,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
Bipartisan Senate majority may want to move towards final passage, but House Republicans aren’t in any mood to take up massive immigration bill.
The Iowa Republican and immigration hardliner holds a six-hour “press conference” to protest the Senate’s immigration bill. “I didn’t know when we started out this morning if I might be standing here alone till 5 o’clock tonight,” he said.
The message at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference: Don’t stop talking about abortion and marriage. “The Republican social issues we believe in are more popular than our economic agenda,” said one speaker.
The Florida senator has recently been the target of some friendly fire on the right, but at the start Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, he’s the star of the show.
After previously taking care to avoid personal positions on several LBGT issues, the Florida senator got personal on same-sex couples’ immigration rights and “special protections” in the workplace.
They argue that the NSA spying programs were wrong but say whether Snowden broke the law is a separate issue.
Classified debates among the members of Congress who authorized the program in the first place. There may be changes, but they won’t tell us.
“Maybe now that Fox is involved, more [Republicans] will pay attention,” Graham said.
“These senators are towing a tired line that no longer represents mainstream opinion, and they’re throwing same-sex couples under the bus in the process,” Human Rights Campaign says of opposition.
“It’s a circular firing squad that Republicans are famous for, we’re eating our young,” Gabriel says. Rubio versus the Breitbartians.
If a politician making “the first major policy gambit of his career” is aided by seven Sunday talk shows, will America’s newspapers even care about it on Monday? The Sunday shows’ swift decline in relevance.
American Bridge’s tome. “I don’t think there’s been a knockout blow,” says his biographer.
“We are missing a golden opportunity to have an open, honest, and serious conversation about why it is that we are having these horrific violent acts occurring in our society,” the Senator said on CNN Sunday.
The former Obama senior campaign adviser turned MSNBC pundit sees Democrats siding more with Marco Rubio’s pace for reform.
“Bottom line, we’re very close. I’d say we’re 90 percent there. We have a few little problems,” Sen. Schumer says.
The president jumps out in front against his Republican rival, but DC hoops bragging rights are still up for grabs.
“Every time you make progress … the unions come in the next day and throw something else on the table. They keep moving the goal posts,” says a lobbyist.