It’s budget week in America: an insanely busy week of political, unlikely-to-pass votes. Here’s your preview of 2016’s TV ads.
First, Mike Huckabee. Then the world.
Most still don’t have clear answers. Carson, Cruz, and Rubio are most specific.
“This idea that our immigration laws somehow need to be ignored is quite frankly ridiculous.”
The Kentucky senator hates Obama’s unilateral use of his office but said issues of diplomacy have been a part of “the executive branch’s purview.”
“If I decide it’s as president, then that’s what I’m going to do irrespective of who else might be running.”
While many in the conservative base stew over the president’s decision to end half a century of frosty relations with Cuba, the list of Republicans in Washington on board with the plan is growing.
“I anticipate we’re going to have a very interesting couple of years discussing how you’re going to get an ambassador nominated and how you’ll get an embassy funded,” Rubio says.
“Unless the White House genuinely engages with Congress, we see no way that any agreement consisting of your administration’s current proposals to Iran will endure in the 114th Congress and after your presidential term ends.”
“While we debate our civil liberties, which are important and we should protect them, we also have to have the capability of identifying threats before anything happens.”
Still working to rebound from a rough 2013, Rubio hits the Palmetto State again this year — with a friend in Sen. Tim Scott and a South Carolinian as a political adviser.
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.