The Smarter Sentencing Act is being reintroduced by a bipartisan coalition of conservative and liberal senators. Update: A White House official said the Obama administration “applauds” the effort.
Most still don’t have clear answers. Carson, Cruz, and Rubio are most specific.
A senior aide tells BuzzFeed News that if Obama’s attorney general pick passes a committee vote (which seems likely), Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not stop a full Senate vote — despite calls to block nominees over Obama’s executive actions.
After playing a key role in securing Obama’s executive actions on immigration, DREAMer activists are back, confronting Republicans, with an eye towards Hillary Clinton too.
The senator’s run in with the law is revealed in his application to be solicitor general of Texas, a copy of which was obtained by BuzzFeed News.
“The First Amendment is designed to ensure a robust debate and refusing to publish the cartoons that are the alleged reason for this brutal act of murder and terror is inconsistent with the spirit of a free debate.”
“So, as usual, he’s like one big self-inflicted wound.”
The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.
Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.
With a key vote on a spending bill just hours away, Cruz once again has all eyes on him.
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s USA Freedom Act, which would have put some limits on the capabilities of the NSA, didn’t get the votes for full consideration.
“I also want to pass some stuff.”
What happens when you combine establishment credentials with a true believer.
The 2016 presidential hopeful drew a not-so-subtle connection between himself and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.
If Democrats fail to keep the majority in the Senate, they’ll move quickly in November to confirm the next Attorney General.
Middle East politics on the Upper West Side.
Cruz staffers were told about the ties between some speakers at the event and the terrorist organization the night before his speech.
“Who can forget Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Al Gore? Who can forget in 2008 Saturday Night Live’s wickedly funny characterization of the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin?”
Setting up another potential standoff over government funding. “If they want to be the lead team of shutting down the government, that’s what they’re going to have to do,” Reid said.
“I will say I don’t think it is beneficial when Republican leadership throws rocks at conservatives — at conservative activists across this country.”
“Join him by signing the petition to stop Obama’s amnesty today!”
Still waiting for the administration to answer “basic questions” about a flight ban to Israel.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Secretary of State John Kerry should offer President Obama his resignation for comments he made saying Israel risked becoming “an apartheid state” if there’s not a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon.
Cruz made the impression while receiving the Claremont Institute’s Winston Churchill Award for statesmanship at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles last week.
“Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan,” Paul writes.
Five years after storming the national political stage, the Tea Party finds itself in the same ideological doldrums that killed off the social movements of the ’60s and ’80s.
Lorenzo Garcia of the Young Conservatives of Texas canceled the controversial event at the University of Texas after furious opposition from all sides of the political aisle.
Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, announced the game will involve students tracking down other students tagged as “illegal immigrants” in exchange for $25 gift cards.